Book 2 in Juliet Jacka's fabulous new chapter-book series about Frankie Potts, amateur detective. Frankie and her dog Sparkplug tackle a burglar with a taste for sparkly swimwear. Will Frankie be able to catch the burglar, claim the reward, and find a suitable human sidekick?
Book 2 in Juliet Jacka's addictive new Frankie Potts series for readers ages 7–10.
Meet Frankie Potts, the village of Tring's number one girl detective. She has flaming red hair, a questioning mind and a very clever dog named Sparkplug. And she is REALLY good at solving mysteries.
Frankie is on the lookout for a human detective sidekick to share her caseload. Finding the right person isn't as easy as you'd think, and she's never had more to juggle. Right now she's having to contend with a new boy from Borneo, whose tales are taller and wilder than his wild black hair; the meanest school office lady in Tring; her arch-enemy Ralph Peter-McGee and his equally brutish ginger tomcat; and helping her Grandma M train a troupe of greyhounds.
Meanwhile, Tring is on high alert — a burglar is on the loose. Random pink items, most notably a bikini belonging to Frankie's teacher, are disappearing from houses all over the village. An exhibition of bejewelled items is just about to open, with a pink, diamond-encrusted bikini as its showpiece. The temptation will be too great for any self-respecting burglar to stay away.
And self-respecting solver of mysteries Frankie is determined to catch the burglar in the act . . . but in her efforts to tidy up her mystery list single-handed, is Frankie ignoring some very important clues?
“This is the second in the Frankie Potts series, and does a fantastic job of widening Frankie's world, bringing in friends (and enemies!) from school to help her solve a hot pink mess.”
Sarah Forster, Booksellers NZ