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A Gangster Stole My Trunks

"Comic crime caper aboard a cruise ship mixes humour, mystery solving and family drama"

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A cruise around the Norwegian fjords with his grandpa and a load of other OAPs is not something Jesse is looking forward to, especially as he knows his parents are going to use his absence to plan their D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

But the trip turns out to be very different to what he expected. First, he discovers that his grandpa is not a retired dishcloth salesman as previously thought, but a former government detective; then that the cruise is packed with some of the (now reformed) criminals his grandpa put away. When two crimes take place in quick succession, Jesse realises there’s a lot more happening on the cruise than bingo and water aerobics. As he, his grandpa and new friend Wendall set out to work out what’s going on, the stakes get higher and higher, and the crimes have all the twists of an Agatha Christie mystery.

It’s great fun and action packed, the climax leaving Jesse in real jeopardy, while the development of the relationship between Jesse and Grandpa is a quieter but added joy. Highly recommended.

Andrea Reece

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