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THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST AVENGER (ANNIE TILLERY MYSTERIES) by LINDA MARIA FRANK – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Mystery of the Lost AvengerThe Mystery of the Lost Avenger by Linda Maria Frank
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Mystery of the Lost Avenger (Annie Tillery Mystery #4) by Linda Maria Frank is a really fun kid’s adventure story. This captivating story is a full of intrigue and is the story of an NCIS and their investigation. A plane crashed in WWII and a pilot that went missing along with her treasures and memories. I am sure that young and adults of all ages will enjoy this mystery as they try to work out what went wrong.

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THE BUCCANEERS OF St. FREDERICK ISLAND by LINDA MARIA FRANK – Review by Victoria Mashburn

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick IslandThe Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was a breath of fresh air. I remember reading the Nancy Drew mysteries growing up, and the shenanigans that Buccaneers get into remind me so much of those books. I think everyone needs a book like this in their library, whether they are young readers just starting out, or older readers who are looking for something to inspire nostalgia. If you are ready to get invested in a story with lovable characters, neat illustrations, and plenty of twists and turns, then crack open this adventurous tale!

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THE BUCCANEERS OF St. FREDERICK ISLAND by LINDA MARIA FRANK – Review by Emma Clawson

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick IslandThe Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This little book is amazing. It’s a wonderful young adult crime novel. The characters remind me of my family when we were younger. There is so much action packed into this novel you’ll want to reread it to make sure you didn’t miss anything

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THE BUCCANEERS OF St. FREDERICK ISLAND by LINDA MARIA FRANK – Review by Gillian Fawell

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick IslandThe Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book! Reminded me of the Enid Blyton books I used to read as a child and am now sharing with my little miss so can definitely add this one to the reading list with her! Can’t wait to read more from this author and with these characters!

Reviewed by @sparkinside

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THE BUCCANEERS OF St. FREDERICK ISLAND by LINDA MARIA FRANK – Review by Kendra Aubry

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick IslandThe Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This short YA novel is an entertaining read – a breath of fresh air in the midst of so many heavy dystopian ones. Most books written about 1940’s America seem to focus on the idyllic suburban life, but this is set on the small island of St. Frederick, off the coast of New York, as the world is still recovering from the ravages of WWII. The self-titled “Buccaneers” are a group of school-aged friends who fancy themselves being sleuths, especially as they investigate the theft of the fundraiser money intended for donation to homeless children in NYC. But it seems that there may be more going on than just stolen money, especially as increasingly frightening events occur while the child detectives continue to work their case.
The story and characters are a fun blending of Nancy Drew and the Boxcar Children. Everyone has their own unique talents and quirks, and the investigation is full of twists and red-herrings, but in the end all things work out in an easy, lighthearted way. Again, a refreshing change of pace among the heavier novels on the market lately.

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THE BUCCANEERS OF St. FREDERICK ISLAND by LINDA MARIA FRANK – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick IslandThe Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
THE BUCCANEERS OF St. FREDERICK ISLAND by LINDA MARIA FRANK

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank is book aimed at the younger age group but in my opinion this can be enjoyed by anyone in any age group. This is a short story that once I started reading I couldn’t stop. This is about a group of eighth graders who raised money to buy stuff for a homeless shelter in NYC, but there money goes missing so they as a group set out to find who stole there money. Then there club house burns down. Find out what happens next in this must read. This was a new to me author but I definitely can’t wait to read more from her.

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THE BUCCANEERS OF St. FREDERICK ISLAND by LINDA MARIA FRANK – Review by Dani Dando

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick IslandThe Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As soon as I started reading this, I was sent back to my own childhood of reading the famous five books and other Enid Blyton books, and straight into all the warmth and comfort of the nostalgia those books always conjure. I think this nostalgia is why I found myself loving this book so much, it had the easy simplicity and ridiculous fun that was always present in those novels and it was what I loved so much about them.
As always there is a mystery that needs to be solved; money that should have gone on toys for those less fortunate has grown legs and wandered off and Sprocket and Co are the only ones that have enough about them to solve the mystery and get the moolah back where it belongs. Obviously, things never remain as simple as all that, and the deeper they delve into the mystery, the more dangerous it becomes for them.
Honestly, this is a great book for young children to read, with adventure and intrigue and great characters that come alive on the page, with a whole heck of a lot of moxie (word felt appropriate here for some reason). I would also recommend it to anyone that loved the famous five as a child and wants to revisit those nights reading it under the cover with a torch unless of course, that was just me then in that case I am sorry to have bothered you.

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The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank – Review by Chrissy Spulak

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick IslandThe Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 out of 5 stars.

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank is an adventure! A group of crime-stopping eighth graders want to get to the bottom of a mysterious occurrence at St. BeSillius’ Catholic School and will stop at nothing until the truth is revealed. Set in 1947, this story contains characters who are lively and colorful. When their friends are targeted, the Buccaneers, including the narrator Lily (code name Sprocket), become entangled with thieves who have stolen their hard-earned fundraising money. Any child will love to go along with the Buccaneers as they set things right and save the day. This book is a quick read and recommended for ages 9-18, but can be enjoyed at any age, and by anyone who appreciates a good pirate tale. I definitely recommend this book to readers.

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THE BUCCANEERS OF St. FREDERICK ISLAND by LINDA MARIA FRANK – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick IslandThe Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Buccaneers of St. Frederick Island by Linda Maria Frank is possibly best described as an American Secret Seven. Set in the late 1940s, it follows a group of young teenagers who enjoy solving mysteries and are relentless in their pursuit of the truth. It has everything you’d expect – code names, clever ways of conveying information and some pretty cool hiding places (there’s even a cave!).
There’s a lively cast of child characters, as well as supporting adults. Some of the adults are understanding of the children’s need to keep secrets and see a case through, whilst others try to stop them. I particularly liked Sibby, who lives in a shack near the Buccaneers’ original club house and looks out for them.
This is an engaging and enjoyable read. I would recommend it to children who enjoy solving mysteries and reading adventure books such as those by Enid Blyton and Arthur Ransome. For me, it’s a five-star read!

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THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST AVENGER (ANNIE TILLERY MYSTERIES) by LINDA MARIA FRANK – Review by Kerry Baker

The Mystery of the Lost AvengerThe Mystery of the Lost Avenger by Linda Maria Frank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Mystery of the Lost Avenger by Linda Maria Frank is a captivating story about a young woman in the midst of WWII and an intriguing plot to solve. This book has everything you could possibly want. It is well developed with a story that you can’t help but try and solve. I was pulled in to it immediately and had to keep reading until I knew what happened. There was a great mix of historical fiction and intrigue that I thought was really well combined.
This is still a relatively new author to me but I am enjoying the writing style in her books. They all seem to have interesting characters and strong storylines to go with them. After reading this book I will certainly be checking out more of her work.

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