Kidnap on the California Comet

Kidnap on the California Comet

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 03/09/2020
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Kidnap on the California Comet
A Satisfying Sequel to 'The Highland Falcon Thief'
Another exciting mystery starring Harrison "Hal" Beck and his Uncle Nat, but this time we have gone stateside!! Hal and his uncle have travelled all the wa... READ MORE
Gavin Hetherington
Kidnap on the California Comet
Another Rip-Roaring Railway Adventure!
I absolutely loved The Highland Falcon Thief, and was so excited to find out it would become an entire series of train mysteries. My expectations were very... READ MORE
Sian Goater
Kidnap on the California Comet
Seriously good fun
There isn't much to say about this book except it was brilliant! It is just as good as the first in the series (if not better) as the characters are more d... READ MORE
dani harrogate
Kidnap on the California Comet
...is as good as the first - The Highland Falcon Thief, just as I expected.
The second volume in the Adventures in Train Series and is as good as the first - The Highland Falcon Thief, just as I expected. So this is a bit of a lat... READ MORE
Sue Chambers
Kidnap on the California Comet
More Adventures on Trains!
Another brilliant installment in the Adventures on Trains series. Not only is the mystery brilliantly plotted, peppered with red herrings in true Agatha C... READ MORE
Katherine at Walton-on-Thames
Kidnap on the California Comet
A refreshing addition to a great series
Kidnap on the California Comet keeps the train-nerd detail and compelling mystery of the first book in the series, but transplants it to a brand new settin... READ MORE
Joe at Doncaster

Synopsis

Board the California Comet and help Harrison Beck to solve another heart-stopping mystery in the second Adventures on Trains story, Kidnap on the California Comet, from prize-winning M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. After the excitement of his adventures aboard the Highland Falcon Thief, Harrison Beck can't wait for the opportunity to go on another amazing train journey. So when his Uncle Nat invites him aboard the California Comet, the iconic three-day train journey from Chicago to San Francisco, he leaps at the chance to travel. But when the daughter of billionaire entrepreneur August Reza goes missing en route, Hal finds himself with another mystery to solve. Can he uncover the kidnapper before the journey's end? An adrenaline-fuelled journey across America from bestselling author M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman in the second mystery adventure in the major Adventures on Trains series.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529013085
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 258g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 24 mm

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Kidnap on the California Comet
A pacy and immensely enjoyable mystery!
We first met Hal and his Uncle Nat in last year’s first ‘Adventure on Trains’, The Highland Falcon Thief (you can read my review of that here) and I have b... READ MORE
Rachael at Altrincham
Kidnap on the California Comet
A great train adventure that rattles at speed along the tracks.
It is the holidays and Hal's Uncle Nat has asked him to come with him on the California Comet. A classic American train journey from Chicago to San Francis... READ MORE
Sarah Corcoran
Kidnap on the California Comet
Adventure mystery story set on board a train
I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. After loving the first installment in this series (The Highland Falcon Th... READ MORE
Caitlyn Gilbert
Kidnap on the California Comet
Cracking read
This is another cracking read in the Highland Falcon Thief series, featuring Hal and his Uncle Nat. Hal is crossing America by train when he begins to noti... READ MORE
Hannah Nolan-Neylan
Kidnap on the California Comet
A seriously good sequel!
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first in the series by this talented writing partnership, (The Highland Falcon Thief) I was thrilled to be given an ... READ MORE
Julie Bramhall
Kidnap on the California Comet
A rip roaring adventure!
This was a rip roaring read with a fascinating setting. Hal and his uncle are traveling on the California Comet to a press conference with a Steve Jobs/ El... READ MORE
Roberta Cresswell
Kidnap on the California Comet
A fun, fast-paced mystery
I read the first book in the Adventures On Trains series, The Highland Falcon Thief earlier this year and loved it. So, it would come as no surprise that I... READ MORE
Amy Rehbein
Kidnap on the California Comet
The perfect back-to-school read for young mystery fans
Hal and his Uncle Nat are off on another train adventure, this time crossing America. But what Nat hopes will be a scenic journey with plenty of drawing op... READ MORE
MakexBelieve
Kidnap on the California Comet
A stunning sequel, full of action and adventure
Having only left home to visit my local supermarket and employing school, or for my daily allowed exercise in the past few weeks, in common with many peopl... READ MORE
Jacqui  Sydney
Kidnap on the California Comet
Brilliant adventure story!
Kidnap on the California Comet is the second book in the 'Adventures on Trains' series for middle grade readers and it is just as brilliant as the first in... READ MORE
Mrs S and Her Books
Kidnap on the California Comet
Granny Sarah
Kidnap on the California Comet is a great follow up to The Highland Falcon. An excellent adventure which will keep all readers itching to read late into th... READ MORE
Sarah Vantreen