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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
There’s never a dull moment for a police detective. Robbie Stewart is one of Galreen’s finest. He’s a frog, but he’s also very astute and does his job well. In fact, all the characters in Galreen are animals of one sort or another and they all have their particular characteristics. An excited lemur causes undue damage at the local florist, a fire at the candle company appears more mysterious than a mere accident, and a pawnshop owner suddenly gets ill after refusing to do business with a difficult customer. Robbie sets out to solve each mystery with his usual care and attention to detail, like the fruity smell at the damaged flower stand. Everything is potentially a clue and Robbie doesn’t overlook the tiniest of details.
Kevin Hopson’s middle-grade book, Triple Dose, is a collection of three simple, not-too-violent crime stories for young readers. The stories are told in simple language to help young readers with their reading skills. There is lots of dialogue which also makes it easy to read. The plot is fast-paced and the mysteries are solved quickly with ease, giving readers enough clues to perhaps solve the mystery themselves before Robbie does. The author develops each character with precision, allowing their animal characteristics to shine through. The protagonist, Robbie, is a friendly sort, very astute and thorough in all he does, someone that young readers will both admire and enjoy as he pursues each new case with renewed energy. This is a great introduction to reading and enjoying a good mystery.