The Case of the Missing Deed

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Tundra Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 189 pages
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Take a dash of colorful characters, a pinch of danger, and generous scoops of adventure and you have a terrific culinary mystery for young readers.

Five cousins are looking forward to their annual vacation at their grandmother's cottage. None of them knows that this may be their last such summer. A mining company has set its sights on the land and is determined to seize it. Grandma must produce the deed to prove that the property is really hers, but her memory is not what it used to be, and she can't find it. The children suspect there may be clues to the deed's whereabouts somewhere in the family's cherished trove of recipes. But can they solve the mystery in time?

Adult mystery buffs have had many culinary mysteries to choose from. Ellen Schwartz introduces her young readers to a delicious genre. She even provides easy-to-follow and yummy to eat recipes.


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User Review  - noranydrop2read - LibraryThing

I'm not really sure what the audience for this book would be. The mystery is simple and wholesome, much like The Bobbsey Twins or the Peggy Parish mysteries of my childhood. In that sense, it seems ... Read full review

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User Review  - JRlibrary - LibraryThing

Although this book did not engage me much as a mystery, I did enjoy the recipes sprinkled throughout the book. I'd be careful recommending this book to a reluctant reader however, because keeping the ... Read full review


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Ellen Schwartz was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in New Jersey. She moved to Canada in 1972. She has written several books for children, including Avalanche Dance and Stealing Home. Ellen Schwartz and her husband, Bill, live in Burnaby, BC, and have two grown daughters - one of whom is a professional chef.

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