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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Dani and the Mall Caper (A Dani P. Mystery) (Volume 2) by
K. Lamb is the second in the series of Dani's mystery stories. Dani has become well known after solving the first mystery. She is also given the title as the best eight-year-old detective in the world. In this book, the story revolves around Dani trying to protect the people of Shady Hollow after receiving a summons from Sheriff Spinnelli. The problem now is a thief who is causing trouble among the residents of Shady Hollow. Dani has to chalk out her plans soon before the thief decides to loot the local mall. And, as in the first book of the series, Dani's best friend Chloe joins her in solving this mystery.
It is a fun book with a lot of creativity and imagination that will keep kids entertained. The illustrations add to the overall appeal of the story and the characters. The writing style is so fluid that the plot moves smoothly. It is educational in that kids are introduced to new words which will help them improve their vocabulary. The best part in both the volumes is the friendship between Dani and her friend Chloe. Both of them are different personalities but the bond they share is strong. The combination of mystery, humor and fun works well here. The story is well crafted from the beginning to the end. It gives proper messages to kids and is also about a friendship in which both girls complement each other very well.