Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Janet Tashjian
Illustrator: Laurie Keller
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
There is even more crime going on in Marty’s town and he is up for the challenge. It’s easy for him to come up with suspects, but it’s not always easy to tell who’s innocent and who’s guilty. With the help of a few familiar friends, Marty is able to find clue after clue to help solve even more mysterious cases. Marty’s love from crime, rhyme, and snacks continues in book two of this chapter book series.
Book two of the Marty Frye Private Eye series is extremely similar to book one. Formatted the same way, with three different mysteries, the book almost seems repetitive. Even all three mysteries are similar to the mysteries of book one due to the fact that all of the mysteries deal with missing things. Because there was little character development in the first book, it is possible to read book two without having read book one. The pages are filled with creative and even goofy illustrations that really add to the story, making it entertaining and easy to read. This book is ideal for any young reader who is just starting out reading chapter books.