A Pocketful of Eyes
Smart, funny, page-turning contemporary crime fiction in the tradition of Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie—and Veronica MarsBeatrice May Ross is smart, observant, and analytical, so when a dead body is discovered in the taxidermy department at the museum where she's interning, she's... show more
Smart, funny, page-turning contemporary crime fiction in the tradition of Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie—and Veronica MarsBeatrice May Ross is smart, observant, and analytical, so when a dead body is discovered in the taxidermy department at the museum where she's interning, she's determined to use her sleuthing skills to solve the case. A dead body in the Red Rotunda, a mysterious benefactor, a large stuffed tiger in the catacombs, a handsome boy with a fascination for unusual animal mating habits, and a pocketful of glass eyes. Can Beatrice sift through the clues to discover if there is a murderer in the midst? This sharp, sassy mystery has plenty of twists and turns, a dash of romance, and a splash of funny, and will keep the reader guessing right to the very end.
Publish date: May 16th 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Australia
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Young Adult Contemporary
If Sherlock Holmes were a teenage girl, he'd probably be like Bee Ross. Bee likes to observe things and break them down into bullet points. She also likes mysteries and can list all of the original Nancy Drew book titles from memory (that won me over, that did). She works in the taxidermy department...
3.5/5Never mind her trying to be Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden or even Veronica Mars, Bee is such an odd ball… and she made me laugh so hard. She’s too old for the mystery bit, and got caught up in her not so simple little scenarios, but the things she did to move forward were priceless! She’s not the...
Rating: 4.5 StarsYou’d think that amidst the constant praise for Aussie YA Novels you’d come across at least one book that didn’t hit the mark, but Lili Wilkinson’s A Pocketful of Eyes is not that story. Wilkinson, like so many Aussie authors, seems to have a knack for throwing together various idea...
3.5 starsTaking place in a Melbourne museum with monetary woes, A Pocketful of Eyes is a twisty mystery that involves animal trivia, taxidermy, a tiger and a cute boy called Toby. (And that’s enough cheesy alliteration from me). Bee is working a summer job in the department of taxidermy at the Museu...
If you can get past the idea that the police would take one look at a dead body on the floor of the museum, a bottle of poison clutched in his hand, and immediately declare it a suicide without searching the room nor doing an autopsy, then you can settle back and enjoy the ride.Despite this rather g...