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Are you up for a thrilling adventure?The seaside village of Smugglers Cove is proving to be anything but quiet for the Mystery Kids as they encounter yet another mystery while exploring Brackness Castle. This ruined fortress sits on the outskirts of the village and, as they soon discover, holds more secrets than they could ever imagine.Who is hiding in the dungeons? What iAre you up for a thrilling adventure?The seaside village of Smugglers Cove is proving to be anything but quiet for the Mystery Kids as they encounter yet another mystery while exploring Brackness Castle. This ruined fortress sits on the outskirts of the village and, as they soon discover, holds more secrets than they could ever imagine.Who is hiding in the dungeons? What is in the bag? Where does the secret tunnel lead to?Set in 1950's Britain, this adventure story will suit anyone who enjoys Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys or the Famous Five....

Title : The Mystery of the Missing Money
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ISBN : 18823981
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 22 Pages
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The Mystery of the Missing Money Reviews

  • kamaljeetsandhu
    2019-05-10 11:01

    Favourite bookThis book is very interesting. I am 10 years old and I really love this series of books. Thanks Paul moxham!!

  • David Caldwell
    2019-05-17 11:08

    Four children have adventures in England during the 1950s. They are very much in the vein of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew adventures.A couple of small things made me wonder for a bit. The first thing was that this story said it was the first in the series but it was set after another book. It is the first of the short stories but it happens after the first full length book . Just be aware that the novels and the short stories are counted as two series, separate but connected. The second thing was that there was a typo in the first sentence of the second paragraph of the story. Usually, The sooner that yo find a mistake, the more mistakes there are in the story. But I am happy to say that this was the only glitch that I saw in the entire story (The word 'were' was left out of the phrase 'they were going'.)This story reminded me of the Hardy Boys, Boxcar Kids, and Three Investigators book that I read as a kid. They take you back to a "simpler time". A time were kids weren't attached to electronic devices all of the time. A time where looking at clouds and building sandcastles were fun activities. It definitely will strike a chord of nostalgia with adults.Kids should be attracted to kids stopping crooks and solving mysteries. Maybe they will also see they can have fun without electronic devices.

  • Anita
    2019-05-21 17:18

    good story for 8-12 yr olds.the young boy has to climb a steep cliff to get help. not scary or even really a mystery. escaped robbers return to the castle to get money they stashed. the children happen upon them. small chase. and the cops are available just as the boy arrives on his bicycle. since it was free, I enjoyed it. will read more, if they are free.

  • niyah woodard
    2019-05-17 18:07

    Awesome!This book was amazing I used to hate reading mystery books.Okay books period. But now i love read books! Hint if to make it more interesting read it one night at a time to keep you suspicious

  • Seikaiha
    2019-05-22 14:02

    I got it for free, as it often happens at Kindle Store. It's a very short story, and I guess it's mostly a promotional one. I enjoyed it, but not enough to make me think about buying a book of the series.

  • Angela
    2019-05-18 16:14

    I love this children's mystery series. I can't wait to read more.

  • Mish
    2019-05-03 14:17

    My 12 year old self enjoyed this book!PS: I got this for free on Amazon.

  • Carol
    2019-05-02 13:07

    Set in 1950's Britain, a good, clean mystery for children ages 9 to 12. Book one of a ten in the Mystery Series short stories.

  • Vishwanth
    2019-04-22 18:21

    Good book for kids ,,

  • Grampy
    2019-04-28 17:13

    I received a free copy of this book from the author, through LibraryThings; an honest review was requested.“The Mystery of the Missing Money” by Paul Moxham is another cleverly crafted mystery for middle grade readers, similar to The Hardy Boys Mysteries of my youth. Three siblings, Joe, Sarah and Amy are spending summer break in the village of Smuggler’s Cove, where they befriend a local boy, Will. Their naturally inquisitive nature and strong sense of adventure lead them into several mysteries during their vacation. “Missing Money” is just one of the adventures in which the four friends become involved, and ultimately solve for the local police.Exploring an old castle outside the town, our intrepid explorers soon tire of that activity and decide to go build a sand castle on the beach instead. While at the beach, Will relates a local legend about a pair of twins who allegedly committed a robbery, but hid the money before they were captured and sent to prison. Many locals believe the money is hidden somewhere on the old castle grounds, but no one has ever found it. The four youngsters decide they could find the money if it really was hidden at the castle, so they return to search for it. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, a prison transport vehicle carrying prisoners, including the twin robbers, is involved in a minor accident on a slick road. Police quickly round up all the prisoners, except the two robbers. As you might well imagine, the robbers are heading for the castle at the same time the kids are discussing doing the same. The two groups meet up, and the children are forced to run for their lives… but not before they manage to get the money away from the robbers. The two groups lead one another on a merry chase, with both groups insistent on keeping the money away from the others. In the confusion, Will slips away and reports everything to the local constabulary, which quickly mobilizes to apprehend the escaped prisoners. Once again the four children have helped solve a local mystery, and earned the further respect of the local police. This story is well developed, and the participants remain true to character throughout. I heartily recommend this story for not only middle grade readers, but also for older youth and adults who just want to relax with a short mystery for a while. Paul Moxham has written several engaging mysteries starring these four children in Smuggler’s Cove; all of them provide fun entertainment, and are well worth reading.

  • Shirley
    2019-05-06 14:22

    This short story is part of a series written by the author on the adventures of 4 children, who because of their quick thinking and resourcefulness (in this book) go on to unravel the mystery of the stolen money and capture notorious felons while facing a rocky adventure.The writing style of the author is simple and compact. The story moves fast, though there were places where I personally felt that a bit more detail and a smoother flow would have made is pleasant. The idea of the preface was nice but a little more history about the children, woven into the narrative, would have been ideal for a reader like me who is not familiar with the earlier books in the series. I liked it, though I wouldn’t say I was hooked. I am an Enid Blyton fan and I may have been a bit biased while reading this book. The story reminded me too much of one of her books and I kept making comparisons between the two. Nevertheless, it is a good attempt by the author and children and adults will surely delight reading it.{I received this book as part of a LibraryThing giveaway, in exchange for a review}

  • Rhonda
    2019-05-20 17:03

    4 STARSMystery of the Missing Money (the Mystery series) is a short story. It takes place a week after their first adventure in The Mystery of Smugglers Cove. This is a really short story that stands alone but the characters are really introduced and fleshed out in the first book.The story takes place in the 1950's where the children play outside and explore thier world. Thier is a empty Castle and the four kids explore.Will tells the story to the three other kids about the bank robbers that were caught in town on his 9th birthday and the money was never found.While the children go back in the castle to look for a braclet one of the girls lost. They find the two escaped prisoners who came back to retrieve thier stolen money.I liked the story and would like to read more longer stories in the series.This one was really short one that I got free on Smashwords.I will read more books by Paul Moxham in the future. This was an adventure with lots of action for a short story.Published: May 14, 2012 ISBN: 9781476323237

  • Crystal
    2019-04-30 16:07

    Good quick read. I was quite surprised at the amount of action and adventure packed into such a short story. This would be an excellent adventure book for children aged about 7-10. While on summer vacation in Smugglers Cove, a seaside village in England, Joe, Sarah and Amy meet Will. Will is a local boy who knows the area very well. One day, when exploring the local castle, they hear the story of the Dobson Twins, brothers who broke into a back and stole a large amount of money. They were actually caught hiding out in the little village. While exploring the castle, Sarah loses her bracelet, but doesn't notice until the are building a sand castle on the beach. After the waves destroy their sandcastle the group head back to the castle to find the bracelet. While there they come across the Dobson Twins and a bag full of money...Will the group be able to escape from the castle and make it to safety? Will be be able to stop the thieves before they disappear for good with all the stolen cash? One click today and enjoy!!

  • Lbousson
    2019-04-23 19:15

    Follows Mystery of Smuggler's Cove. (Mystery Series, Short Story 1)These books are intended for middle school readers. As an adult, I enjoy these very quick reads a lot. They are simple mysteries, quick to solve, and are enjoyable for being so idealized. The stories are set in the 1950's England, during "simpler" times. There is a disclaimer for this at the beginning, along with a note about English "speak" being different than American. For parents: there might be some issues with a few dangerous actions on the boys' parts, with no major consequences; however, this is set during a time period when these actions were, maybe, overlooked a little bit more. Also, this story is very gender-specific. (I have yet to see one of the girl do something that only the boys do, for example.) However, overall a very enjoyable read. This is the second book I've read by Mr. Moxham. I'd read another one if it was handed to me. For just plain, simple, old-fashioned fun: four stars.

  • Angela Lambkin
    2019-05-21 14:58

    If you like a real fast page turner story with mystery and adventures!I enjoyed this mystery and adventures ebook! I found it difficult to set it down even when I had to, so I was able to really finish reading and reviewing this ebook in two evenings! It's a very clean reads ebook that I believe needs a five star eating because of the way the author does such a great job of keeping the reader's attention span going like this. I would recommend this for say second grade and up. I received this ebook for free and here is my honest review in return! Super job Paul! By Angela

  • Jaguar
    2019-04-28 14:57

    “The Mystery of the Missing Money (The Mystery Series Short Story 1)” by Paul Moxham is a short mystery story about 4 kids who solve a mystery. While if I would have read the first book in the actual series before reading this book, this book can still stand alone. The mystery itself was okay, but this wasn’t good enough to make me want to read the other books.2015-Summer-Reading-Review

  • Attila Benő
    2019-05-03 15:16

    Good short read to fill in the time between two of the longer novels.It says it's a good stand-alone read, but it has lots of spoilers for the first book in the Mystery series. It's probably not as fun to read the first book in that series after reading this short story, and finding out a lot of details about that adventure.

  • kyla hloder
    2019-05-21 12:10

    Interesting book!!Honestly I love this short story, it is very interesting. The reason why I put 5 stars is because it is so much fun to read and I love mystery books from Nancy Drew and Paul Moxham. Take my word for it and read it

  • C Wilfong
    2019-05-07 13:15

    glad its freeIt was super short, it took about 10 minutes for me to read. It had an awful plot, totally random and boring. I guess you should download this if you're super desperate, but if it cost money I wouldn't bother.

  • Eileen Carter
    2019-05-06 16:05

    The Mystery of the Missing MoneyThis story will sure to hold the interest of boss and girls alike. Us adults had our Nancy Drew or the Hardy boys series to excite us. This generation will have this book, as well as the others in the series.

  • Derek Bradley
    2019-04-25 17:21

    Great Mystery ShortIt's hard to find a mystery story as good as the Hardy Boys, let alone in twenty pages! But Paul Moxham has done an excellent job both creating likeable characters and an engaging plot. I will definitely be reading more of the Mystery Series.

  • Charles Gorner
    2019-05-04 11:08

    Fantastic story.I now look forward to far-reaching it to the grandchildren. Many thanksAs an adult reader I enjoyed the storyline and feel sure the children will be enthralled when I read it to them.

  • Amy
    2019-04-25 15:56

    I read the first book to my my 3rd and 4th grade students, and they love, love, loved it! They were split on this one. Some thought it was too short or too much like the first book. Some would have given this story five stars as well.

  • Kessler Potter
    2019-05-10 11:06

    Great bookI'll definitely read others like this.. It was amazing. This is the first short story I have ever read and it set high standards.

  • Mandy
    2019-05-02 16:15

    Very short story, which I enjoyed, even though it is aimed at children.Nice way to pass twenty minutes.

  • Utkarsh
    2019-05-01 17:55

    Story was well written but it was predictable and it was not unique. Nothing excellent or outstanding about it. I guess its good for kids, hence, recommended to them.

  • Sabine
    2019-05-06 11:03

    Lisa says: It was a good mystery and my favourite person was Sarah. Joe did a very brave and dangerous thing to save his friends.

  • Lee Lee
    2019-05-16 18:14

    really liked it

  • Diane
    2019-05-19 17:02

    ok.... my grandkids will like this.

  • Teresa Dellow
    2019-04-29 19:13

    Enjoyed itMy child enjoyed reading this book and he now wants to read more in the series. I would recommend this book.