Blogtober Day 7: Review: The Case of the Missing Treasure by Robin Stevens
Back at the start of summer Robin Stevens released a short story narrated by Daisy Wells, in which the Detective Society and the Junior Pinkertons team up to investigate a string of museum robberies. I bought it the day it was released, but I decided to wait to read it until after Death in the Spotlight was released – otherwise I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist rereading the series (and I just don’t have the time to reread them yet!).
I read this out loud to my boyfriend and our daughter, and we’re all in agreement that this is a superb short story. (Well, I think Zophia agrees… She seemed very intent on trying to eat my copy.) My favourite installment in the Murder Most Unladylike series so far is definitely Cream Buns and Crime, which is a short story collection, so I was expecting good things, but I didn’t think The Case of the Missing Treasure was going to be this much fun!
It’s Daisy’s birthday, so Uncle Felix organises a treasure hunt for her to do – along with Hazel, George and Alexander – but they end up stumbling upon clues to a real case by accident. I was already a fan of the short stories told from Daisy’s perspective, and with such an amusing premise this became an instant favourite.
The story itself is a little under 100 pages, while the book sits at around 150, because it includes a couple of chapters from the beginning of Death in the Spotlight. I was a little disappointed by this because I didn’t want the short story to end, but at least I’ve waited until the next installment in the series has been released, so it won’t be long until I’m rejoining Daisy and Hazel on their next adventure. At only a couple of pounds, this story is a steal: I’m so glad I decided to buy a copy, as it’s the first Murder Most Unladylike book that I’ve owned. It’s dinky but so cute!
If you’re interested in learning more about The Case of the Missing Treasure, check it out on Goodreads. If you decide to buy a copy, please consider using my Amazon affiliate link: I’ll earn a few pennies from your purchase. Thank you!
A brief review for a brief story – come back tomorrow for my next Blogtober post!