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The Christie and Agatha Detective Agency | What a great book, obviously the start of a fun series. The two main characters, children called Agatha and Christie; one inquisitive and practical, the other quiet and academic, but with the closeness and affinity of twins. The story revolves around a tea party where penicillin (mould juice) is hidden in a sandwich as an experiment, but who is it that takes the sandwich? As the plot unfolds, various interesting characters are introduced, such as Arthur Conon Doyle, the famous writer, and Alexander Fleming the famous scientist. The book is a very clever mixture of fact and fantasy with all the loose ends cleverly resolved at the end. Even Hercule Poirot is hinted at with a passing comment by the Belgian neighbour referring to using ‘one’s little grey cells’ There is a sufficient mixture of humour and mystery to make it very readable. It reminded me of the film ‘Young Sherlock’ that gives you the background/childhood of Sherlock Holmes. The historical references and explanations at the end are well written and would I think spark a child’s imagination and interest to go on and find out more about the author Conon Doyle and the history of penicillin.
Book 2 in the Christie and Agatha's Detective Agency series! His intent is more than clear: he'd rather see me and my car lost, than for us to reach the summit. Many are unhappy about Mr Alexander Jr's daring drive to the summit of Ben Nevis, but who is trying to sabotage the record-setting expedition? Willing passengers Christie and Agatha are keen to embark on a rip-roaring adventure, but soon they're embroiled in a thicker plot than they bargained for. About the Christie and Agatha's Detective Agency series: It's not easy growing up in the 1920s. While Christie can usually be found up a tree or trying a spot of amateur engineering, her shy twin Agatha buries her nose in books and dreams of being a writer. The pair couldn't be more different. But when a scientific discovery goes missing, they find that together they make a winning combination and Christie and Agatha's Detective Agency is born. Join the twin detectives as they solve thrilling mysteries all over the world!
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