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Julieta and the Diamond Enigma: 04/27/21

Julieta and the Diamond Enigma

Julieta and the Diamond Enigma by Luisana Duarte Armendáriz is a young middle grade novel centered on Greco/Roman art and mythology, and a missing diamond. Julieta is the daughter of two museum art experts.

She and her father are traveling to France to pick up some pieces on loan from the Louvre. Things start going awry from the moment they arrive. Blame falls on Julieta and her father because of her history of mishaps. Julieta knows, though, that something more sinister is going on.

As a mystery, I found the clues engaging and challenging. Julieta may be young and impetuous but she knows her stuff. She's also willing to do research when she doesn't know something. She is a sleuth in the vein of Trixie Belden. The solution to the mystery is a satisfying one, one that pulls on Julieta's expertise and should be something observant readers could solve.

Luisana Duarte Armendáriz is currently working on a second mystery for Julieta to solve. I am looking forward to reading it.

Five stars

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