Black Taxi

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Harper Collins, Mar 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 264 pages
14 Reviews

Rosie Sinclair is just a typical teenage girl -- except that her best friend is an exotic dancer and her beloved grandad is involved in just a bit of crime. When he has the bad luck to get busted on the last job of his career, he turns his cell phone and the keys to his black Mercedes over to Rosie for safekeeping while he's inside.

Although Rosie has to cart around her grandad's elderly friends -- the wrinklies -- on their errands, she soon realizes that the Mercedes has its benefits: It helps her land dates with two of the hottest guys in town. Life is looking pretty rosy until the day she gets the first threatening call on her cell phone. A jewelry heist has gone wrong, and every crook in town thinks her grandad has something to do with a diamond ring that's missing. With his safety in jeopardy, Rosie sets out to solve the mystery. But can she find the answers before the icy voice on the other end of the phone finds her?

 

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User Review  - Sam Sochacka - Goodreads

Fast-paced and riveting, dramatic & quirky, full of gossip, & indicative of small town/suburban life. And an authentic teenage female voice which is highly impressive seeing as this was written by a gentleman a bit beyond his teenage years. Read full review

Review: Black Taxi

User Review  - Goodreads

Fast-paced and riveting, dramatic & quirky, full of gossip, & indicative of small town/suburban life. And an authentic teenage female voice which is highly impressive seeing as this was written by a gentleman a bit beyond his teenage years. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
44
Section 4
50
Section 5
76
Section 6
86
Section 7
99
Section 8
109
Section 10
139
Section 11
179
Section 12
192
Section 13
218
Section 14
226
Section 15
240
Section 16
251
Section 17
268

Section 9
117

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About the author (2005)

James Moloney was born in Sydney, Australia, on September 20, 1954. He was a teacher for many years before becoming a full-time writer. He writes fiction for young adults and children. Moloney's titles include Dougy, Gracey, Crossfire, The Pipe, The House on River Terrace, The Book of Lies, and Touch Me. In 1996, he won a Children Book of the Year Award for Swashbuckler and A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove also won a Children's Book of the Year Award in 1997 in addition to the Children's Literature Peace Prize and the Family Award. In 2015 his title Disappearing Act made the shortlist for Australian Book Designers Association Award.