David A. Adler is the author of more than two hundred children's books, including the easy-to-read Young Cam Jansen series and the Jeffrey Bones series. Visit David at www.davidaadler.com and Cam at www.camjansen.com Joy Allen has illustrated many books for young readers. Visit Joy's Web site at www.joyallenillustration.com
Gr 2-4-Cam Jansen, a child with a remarkable photographic memory, is the main character in Adler's mystery series. In this story (Viking, 2012). Cam and her friend Eric are attending a charity function for local firefighters thrown at Mrs. Scott's house. While in the elevator, Mrs. Scott's valuable pearl necklace goes missing. Each person in the elevator is a suspect, including Cam. When the police have almost given up, Cam and Eric must work together to solve the mystery. Christina Moore provides colorful and unique narration for every character-from the security guards and doormen to young children and their mothers. Her steady pacing and crisp enunciation will help children become involved in the mystery and make predictions about "whodunit." A rousing audiobook for beginning readers.-Kelly Roth, Prospect Park School, PA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.