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Missing on Superstition Mountain

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Suspenseful series opener leaves much unresolved for sequel.

Book Elise Broach Mystery 2011
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Inspired by the history and legends surrounding the noted landmark outside Phoenix, AZ, MISSING ON SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN is a promising start to a mystery series. Author Elise Broach weaves a classic, satisfying adventure tale complete with sinister grownups, lost treasure, and perilous mishaps. Black-and-white illustrations by Antonio Javier Caparo enhance the spooky vibe.
The first book resolves very little, introducing many intriguing characters and plotlines only to set them aside, presumably for more attention later in the series. The anticlimactic ending's a letdown after such an enjoyable journey, but patient readers will eagerly follow this quartet of adventurers in the next installment, Treasure on Superstition Mountain. They may also want to read one of the many classic adventures mentioned in the story.

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