I really don't know what I expected when I was intrigued by this book in the bookstore, but it was so much better than I expected it to be. The characters really came alive to me and the whole story was very interesting. The puzzles were interesting, and the solutions creative. I am really looking forward to the next ones to see what happens to the characters. Well done, fun, entertaining read. Would be great for a read-aloud story or to read with a class.