AGENT ZAIBA INVESTIGATES is a fun, contemporary new series for fans of The Sinclair’s Mysteries and the Murder Most Unladylike books.
Eleven-year-old Zaiba is obsessed with crime. Her Aunt Fouzia runs a detective agency back in Karachi and has turned Zaiba on to the brilliant Eden Lockett Mysteries. She has every book in the series – and the quilt cover, and the phone case. All she needs now is a crime to solve…
In book one, Zaiba is attending a family Mehndi party at The Grand Royal Star Hotel when she hears that the prized Italian Greyhound of a famous actress has gone missing from the star’s suite. With the help of her best friend and her little brother, the amateur sleuth manages to foil the petnapping plot and save the day.
I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
Finally a middle grade mystery not set in the 20s-40s! Excellent! Plus this was so lovely and fun. I adored Zaiba’s detective work, with her team of fab helpers! Her attention to detail was awesome!
Plus I loved how it blended Pakistani tradition into the story.
The mystery itself was the right mix of possible to solve (especially for a kid!) and intriguing, and I liked the motivation behind it.
I will definitely be on the look out for the sequel to this 🙂
Buy Agent Zaiba Investigates the Missing Diamonds from Amazon UK.