Dani and the Mall Caper

A Dani P. Mystery Book 2

Children - Mystery
140 Pages
Reviewed on 09/01/2014
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Author Biography

I believe reading is a gift.

As a small child, I grew up living next door to my grandmother who was a voracious and passionate reader. For me, this meant that I had an endless supply of books in my favorite genres at my disposal. I read them greedily. My grandmother knew that books were more than mere words on a page. A well-crafted story has the power to stir the imagination and take us far beyond the boundaries of our own reality. There is no limit to where we may travel or what adventures we may find. Is it any wonder that I fell in love?

It was a natural progression and almost inevitable that I would begin penning my tales. I always thought I would release a young adult novel as my first publication. However, when the moment arrived, I found that my heart told me it was time to pay-it-forward and share the gift of reading with curious, young emergent readers. My grandmother would have approved.

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K. Lamb is from the San Francisco Bay Area where she enjoys spending her time with family and penning tales of adventure.

    Book Review

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.