Madhattan Mystery by John Bonk

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Lexi and her younger brother, Kevin, are spending the summer in New York City with their colorful actress aunt while their father is away on his honeymoon with his new wife. Still mourning the loss of their mother, time in NYC should be a welcome change for Lexi and Kevin-assuming that the day camp they'll be attending isn't super lame.
But excitement finds Lexi and Kevin when, while waiting for their aunt in Grand Central in the famous Whispering Gallery, Lexi overhears a conversation about a big jewel heist going down. Once at Aunt Roz's, the siblings meet Kim Ling Levine in the building. Half Chinese, half Jewish, persuasive and all knowing, Kim Ling urges them to ditch day camp and dig into the more exciting mystery Alexi overheard in Grand Central. After several missteps and a run-in with a mischievous runaway can Lexi, Kevin, and Kim find out who's behind the jewel heist without getting into too much trouble themselves?

About John Bonk

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JOHN J. BONK is a former musical comedy performer turned writer, who has hung up his tap shoes to devote his time to performing on the page. He is the author of the comic middle-grade novels, Dustin Grubbs: One-Man Show and Dustin Grubbs: Take Two! He lives in a high-rise in the heart of Manhattan with his indefatigable kitty, Dinah Blue. location: New York, NY
Published May 22, 2012 by Walker Childrens. 304 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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He good-humoredly portrays Kim (purple haired, and loud of both mouth and clothing) as a stereotypical New Yorker and Lexi as a quiet brooder who is nonetheless capable of holding up her end of a tumultuous relationship.

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Kevin and Lexi meet Aunt Roz’s next door neighbor, Kim Ling Levine, a fast talking, bad-mouthing city girl about the same age as Lexi.

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Review: Twelve going on thirteen-year-old Alexandra "Lexi" McGill and her 10-year-old brother Kevin head to the Big Apple to spend the summer at City Camp while staying with their Aunt Roz, only to discover there is more excitement in the big city than they could ever have imagined in Madhattan M...

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Madhattan Mystery was such a fun, middle grade mystery with an awesome and realistic voice.

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