Egypt’s Fire – The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves
Fireworks weren’t the only thing launching this week. THE CURIOUS LEAGUE OF DETECTIVES AND THIEVES: EGYPT’S FIRE by Tom Phillips Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours kicked off this week too. I’m so excited for you to check out my post – be sure to enter the giveaway!
About the Book
“The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves is a great ride, but you don’t have to take my word for it.” —LeVar Burton
Follow the world’s greatest detective you’ve never heard of in this madcap middle grade mystery for fans of A Series of Unfortunate Events and Enola Holmes.
After twelve-year-old John Boarhog’s mom dies, the last thing he wants is to be schlepped off to the Jersey Home for Boys, where kids are forced to make skinny jeans for hipsters and are fed nothing but kale. Instead, he makes himself a snug home in the ceiling of the New York Museum of Natural History, where he reads anything he get his hands on and explores the artifacts afterhours.
But when a rare Egyptian ruby—the highlight of the museum’s new exhibit—goes missing, John is accused of the crime. That is until the unpredictable Inspector Toadius McGee sweeps in to wrestle control of the case, certain that the true culprit is a notorious criminal he’s been tracking for years.
John quickly becomes the Watson to Toadius’s Holmes as they race from Broadway to back alleys to a speak-easy that only serves root beer. And along the way, John uncovers secrets about his own past, including that he’s a lot more involved in this web of endearing ne’er-do-wells than he ever could have imagined.
A love letter to classic middle grade, Egypt’s Fire introduces a remarkable new duo that will steal your heart as surely as it leaves you begging for their next grand adventure.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Review for Egypt’s Fire
Overall, it’s a solid 5-star review for me. This book has it all from lovable characters to fast-paced adventure. The detective duo kept me captivated and laughing out loud with their dialogue and wit. It’s truly a hoot. We can only hope for a second adventure that will keep the momentum alive. Great job!
Suggested reading level, 3rd – 7th grade.
About the Author
As a dyslexic child, Tom Phillips eagerly listened to any story his mom or older sister would tell him. Today, he writes books that kids can not only enjoy on their own, but also can be read aloud and shared. Tom employs his passion for storytelling as an artist and video editor in Los Angeles, California. His work includes editing for the acclaimed LeVar Burton Kids, and he is currently at work on a screenplay for a major studio. An armchair detective and Sherlockian, he is an obsessive watcher of crime dramas. Tom can often be found walking his dog, Dr. Watson, with his wife Autumn.
Egypt’s Fire Giveaway
1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE CURIOUS LEAGUE OF DETECTIVES AND THIEVES: EGYPT’S FIRE, US Only.
Enter here – and good luck to you!
Tour Schedule for Egypt’s Fire
|7/4/2022||Kait Plus Books|
|7/6/2022||#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog|
|7/6/2022||Two Chicks on Books|
|7/7/2022||Little Red Reads|
|7/8/2022||One More Exclamation|
|7/8/2022||Locks, Hooks and Books|
|7/12/2022||The Bookwyrm’s Den|
|7/13/2022||The Page Ladies|
|7/14/2022||The Momma Spot|
|7/15/2022||More Books Please blog|