Pineapples in Peril by Cheryl Linn Martin

Review by Jill Williamson

When police can’t figure out who vandalized a local pineapple plantation, Lelani decides it’s time to turn her childhood detective club into something real. She and her friends set out to solve their first official case. But Lelani’s little brother keeps following them, and if they aren’t careful, he’s likely to spoil everything!

Pineapples in Peril is a delightful middle grade mystery debut from author Cheryl Martin. A Nancy Drew-style story for the twenty-first century, Pineapples is packed with investigative fun that will bring young readers back for more adventures with the Hawaiian Island Detective Club. This is the first of several Hawaiian Island Detective Club mysteries for middle grade readers. I’m excited to see a series like this bring published.

Age Range: 10 and up
Genre: mystery
Part of a Series: Book one in the Hawaiian Island Detective Club series
Pages: 202
Publisher: Comfort Publishing
Released: 2012
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3 Responses to “Pineapples in Peril by Cheryl Linn Martin”

  1. Thank you, Jill, for reading, enjoying, and posting a review for Pineapples in Peril!
    And thanks, too, for reminding your readers that there are at least two more books in the series. Young teens and pre-teens I’ve met are totally excited about The Hawaiian Island Detective Club!

    • Jill Williamson says:

      Cheryl! Gah! I had this review pre-scheduled, but I meant to come back in and post an interview with you to go with it. :-/ I am so very behind. I promise I’ll do one when I get a chance. I’ll do a giveaway too.

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