Death, Diamonds, And Dirty Socks Series: Cheating Death: Book 3

 
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Cheating Death:  Book 3
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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Age Group
10+
Published Date
November 01, 2015
ISBN Number
978-1518757761
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As Lord Kentwood the Third Jarod Dailey has learned there is much more to Greenhaven Estates than it first appeared. Finding the Master book and breaking the code for all the other books in the library, Jarod and Tommy think they have it all figured out; decode the rest of the books and learn how to use the other powerful items the family inherited. But nothing is ever as easy as it seems.
Even though their butler Brindly offers his help with decoding the books, Jarod and Tommy begin to doubt who they can trust at all any longer. Friends, family and foes all start to look suspicious as the appraisers come with their offers and buyers, and kidnappers come for their ransom. With nowhere else to turn, Jarod and Tommy must rely on each other and their own skills to protect Grandpa's items.
And maybe even their lives..

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Kidnappers and Magic Shoes
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Jarod's tenure as Lord Greenwood gets even more complicated when he and Tommy figure out that each object has information in a book on how it operates. The problem is finding the right book in all of the ones in grandfather's library. Matters are also complicated by the fact that Frederick still hasn't been ransomed, and Brindley turns out to be someone other than he has appeared. Jarod's mother and father are spending more time together, and he has a vague hope that they might get back together. After finding the Closet of Wisdom (filled with the shoes of famous people that were collected by his grandfather), Jarod and Tommy have to try to stop Jarod's mother from selling her diamond outside the family. It's bad enough that the clock has gone to Gaffie in order to get Frederick back; Jarod can't bear to see any more of his grandfather's legacy leaving.
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This book brought in a lot more elements. The objects were magic enough, but now there are manuals to guide how they are used, as well as a number of shoes that Jarod can try on while wearing his grandfather's socks. The ability to tell what Elvis was thinking is fun, but the ability to tell what Brindley is thinking might go a long way to solving some of their problems.

There is more character development as well-- Frederick sees the error of his ways after his kidnapping, Jarod's parents are starting to see that the important legacy from the grandfather is not necessarily monetary, and Brindley is discovered to have a lot of hidden depths.

Death, Diamonds and Dirty Socks is a series that may appeal to reluctant teen readers who are attracted to short books that have older characters in them. The mix of kidnappers, magic shoes, and a huge mansion filled with expensive inherited objects is an unusual one.
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Actual Review from Amazon.com reader:
"Cathleen C. Spitzenberger on August 3, 2016
I have read book #1- #2- #3 - it's a wonderful series - for people of all ages - great characters to follow on in a wonderful adventure -"
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