Continuing our summer trend of reading books by “friends of the blog” (i.e. authors I have been reading for some time and who I have interacted with as a result of this website), we turn to Gwenda Bond & Christopher Rowe’s middle grade series The Supernormal Sleuthing Service.
I enjoyed The Lost Legacy enough to look forward to reading book #2 and The Sphinx’s Secret did not disappoint. The focus remains on Stephan and his friends, and how they work together to face the challenge, but this book had a little more tension and action than the first. Both the introduction of the mysterious wizard and Sphinx kind added another element to the already fun cast of characters. There was a real sense that something was at risk; which is not something you always get with books in this category.
This is a fun, creative middle grade series with a focus on friendship and solving mysteries.