I enjoyed the way Max uses costumes and characters from his parents' plays to handle different situations. When he's looking for a lost dog, he dresses in pieces that resemble a dog catcher's uniform. When he's talking to the Baroness, he puts on a suit and stuffs a pillow under his shirt to look like a middle-aged detective. He may not want to be a stage actor like his parents, but he is good at assuming small roles for his own purposes. And he is very good at solving other people's dilemmas, even while he is trying to figure out his own.
I would recommend this to mystery readers who enjoy stories like The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Name of This Book Is Secret, or Chasing Vermeer.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. It will be released in stores on September 10, 2013.
You may find out more about the author on her website.
*NOTE - We just added this book to the Fairview library. (August 1, 2015).