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The Mystery of the Missing Mask: 12/04/18

The Mystery of the Missing Mask

The Mystery of the Missing Mask by M.A. Wilson is the second book in the Maple Harbour Adventures, a middle grade mystery series. It opens at a new exhibit at the natural history museum of some recently acquired First Nations items, in particular, a mask.

While the museum is set in fictional Maple Harbour, on a fictional island near Vancouver Island, I couldn't help but picture the Royal BC Museum in Victoria — just on a smaller scale.

The cousins in between the fun of building a treehouse and sailing around the bay stumble upon just the right clues to solve the mystery. As an adult fan, it's not a particularly complex mystery but it's still a fun one. It's in the same vein as the Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys series. The clues are there waiting to be put together.

But it's also about cousins having fun. It's about sailing. It's about the woods and the water and having adventures. That it's set in a fictional corner of an otherwise very real place makes this series all the more fun.

The third book is SOS at Night which came out in November.

Five stars

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