The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour by Michael D. Beil

The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of RocamadourSophie is sitting in English class at St. Veronica’s school for girls when she glances out the window and sees a face in the window of the church and screams! Why is anyone up that high in the church and looking directly at her? After class she and her friends go to investigate the church and run into a huge scary cat and the person whose face she saw at the window. It turns out that the woman’s house connects to the church. She invites them in for tea and asks them to help her solve a mystery. The girls like Mrs. Harriman a lot and they love puzzles. This is a doozy! A treasure hunt with puzzles for clues left for Mrs. Harriman’s daughter 20 years before by Mrs. Harriman’s father.

The puzzles are of different types – math, puzzles, codes, and quotations. Each girl has a particular strength. Sophie wants to be a writer and loves books. Margaret is a math whiz. Rebecca is an artist and their new friend, Leigh Ann, is beautiful and brainy! In following the clues they enlist help from their English teacher and a boy friend. Along with the puzzle they are also involved in a theatrical production at school, helping Rebecca with her younger siblings, some angst over the boy friend and suspicions about Mrs. Harriman’s ex-husband who seems to be stalking them. Perhaps he wants the treasure for himself!

These girls are very clever and modern and the puzzles are fun to solve. I love a good mystery!

Posted by: Fran W.

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    Katie said,

    I love this book i had to do it for a mystery book report and it was the best book ever!


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