by Micheal Beil
The Vanishing Violin (AR book level: 4.4)
The Mistaken Masterpiece (AR book level: 4.7)
Since I first posted by the Red Blazer Girls book series, I have read book 2 The Vanishing Violin and book 3 The Mistaken Masterpiece. I wanted to update you on my thoughts on the series. This series follow four seventh grade girls who after solving the mystery in "The Ring of Rocamodour" set up the Red Blazer Girls Detective Agency. In the Vanishing Violin, there is robbery of a violin that the girls discover was already stolen once and they help the sisters' at their school discover who is cleaning the school after hours. The Mistaken Masterpiece has the girls helping one of the priests figure out if the painting his father inherited is real or not. It also has Sophie dog sitting for a famous actor from a vampire movie.
I liked these two books as much as I did the first one. These ones didn't seem as realistic as the first one. The girls still use different subjects or techniques to figure out secret messages and codes. There is a fourth book coming out October 2012.
See my review of the first book, Ring of Rocamodour here: http://laurenlovesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/red-blazer-girls-ring-of-rocamadour.html