When she was a baby, Cairo was found in a trunk by Agatha Mulch, a mean, thieving auctioneer. Now twelve years old, Cairo is desperate to escape Agatha’s cruelty and find her real parents. She runs away and joins a group who are hunting for the golden scarabs. If she helps them track down the treasure, Cairo could finally discover the truth about her family.
But there are others searching for the scarabs and unless Cairo faces her fears, learns who to trust, and finds the scarabs first, she might never unlock the mystery of her past.
The Trunk of Stars is the first novel in the Stolen Treasures series for readers aged nine to twelve. If you like Lemony Snicket and The Mysterious Benedict Society, you’ll love this action-packed adventure by Susie Dinneen.
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For the first time in her twelve years, Cairo has found a loving home with Astrid, but when the Black Star Trove, a priceless collection of treasure, is stolen before an exhibition at Astrid’s university, their lives are turned upside down.
Desperate to help her new guardian, Cairo sets out to discover who is behind the crime. As the investigation draws her closer to the truth, she realises that dangerous people are keeping secrets about the stolen jewels.
Will she be able to reveal the truth before she loses the only family she has?
The Black Star is the second book in the Stolen Treasures adventure series for readers aged nine to twelve. If you like Nancy Drew, The Mysterious Benedict Society and Lemony Snicket, you’ll love this fast-paced mystery by Susie Dinneen.