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Deep Water
by Debi Gliori (more about Debi Gliori) 1841/519 illustrated by Debi Gliori
first published 2005
Fantasy and Magic for ages 9 to 14 published by Doubleday
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
10/10 Excellent work. Well done!
What's it about?
The next installment from StregaSchloss sees enemies appearing on all sides can the young strega-Borgias win through!
What happens?
Mrs Mclachlan has disappeared and the family are deeply shocked. How can they go on without her? Suddenly things get much worse when Luciano is arressted for her murder, along with many others too. Baci is heavily pregnant and cannot cope, she hires a lawyer who is hideously expensive but doesn't seem to be very good and his son Rand has to come and live with the family too. Who is arranging things to look like Luciano is a killer and what really happened to Mrs Mclachlan?
Is it easy to read?
Easily read by all. Suitable for any reader who likes a good mystery with a big dash of observational humour in the book.
Anything else?
As ever an explosive rollercoaster ride from start to finish. As usual I couldn't put it down. Debie Gliori just keeps getting better, and this time she is definitely setting things up fro another wonderful book to follow. Can't wait!
Other books by Debi Gliori include Penguin Post, Pure Dead Brilliant, Pure Dead Magic, Pure Dead Wicked.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
The Strega-Borgia children are still reeling from the shock of their nanny's disappearance at the end of DEEP TROUBLE. Without Flora to tend to them the kids are growing up fast. Indeed, Titus is in the throes of a deeply embarrassing and magically accelerated puberty, while all around the usual chaos reigns. Baby Damp is learning to fly under the tutelage of a bat called Vesper, Ffup, the dragon is struggling with the Atkins diet and Tarantella, the tarantula, is trying to teach her daughters the rudiments of mascara. So far, so StregaSchloss, but add in an arrest for murder, a demon intent on revenge and a suicidal deep-frozen ancestor and you have a recipe that could only be cooked up in a Gliori-cauldron.
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