The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin by Micheal D. Beil
IndieBound Description:When there are mysteries to be solved, the Red Blazer Girls are on the case! The discovery of the Ring of Rocamadour has secured the girls' reputation as Upper East Side super-sleuths, bringing many sundry job requests (no mystery too small, right?) and some unwanted attention from crooks. This time the girls must follow a trail of cryptic clues, involving everything from logic to literature, to trace a rare violin gone missing. But nothing is as it appears, and just as a solution seems imminent, the girls find themselves scrambling to save the man who was once their prime suspect. Bowstrings and betrayal, crushes and codes abound in this suspenseful companion to the Red Blazer Girls' 2009 debut. Recent clues indicate that there'll be more mystery and mayhem to come!
My Thoughts: Very, very fun! You might want to start with the 1st Red Blazer Girl book, The Ring of Rocamadour, but I thought this one was better. My minor quibble was that the girls seemed much older than 12 to me, but I think it might be that I am showing my age--kids ARE a lot more sophisticated these days. Regardless, it doesn't effect the reading enjoyment at all and you won't want to miss these books!