Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost by Iain Reading
Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #2
Published by Self Published by the Author on September 10, 2013
Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Pages: 339 : Paperback
Source: Received from the author for an honest review
Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost is the exciting second installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This second book in the series continues the adventures of Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot who has decided to follow in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart and make an epic flight around the entire world. After flying across North America Kitty’s journey takes her down south to Florida where she plans to get a bit of rest and relaxation before continuing on with the rest of her long and grueling flight. As Kitty explores the strange and magical water world of the Florida Keys her knack for getting herself into precarious situations sweeps her headlong into the adventure of a lifetime involving mysterious lights, ancient shipwrecks, razor-toothed barracudas and even a sighting of the great Ernest Hemingway himself. This exhilarating story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept across the landscape and history of the Florida Keys all the way from Key West to the strange and remarkable world of Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas.
Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost is a perfect book to fire the imaginations of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn about and experience as much of our amazing world as they can – just like Kitty Hawk herself.
Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost was even better than the first book! Again, Kitty Hawk has pulled me in with her wonderful story and amazing adventures; this time while she’s down in Florida! I think why I liked this even more than the first book was partly due to the setting and the adventure itself was so intriguing. With summer just around the corner this is the perfect novel for getting into that summer mood. The descriptions were all so beautiful and realistic that I actually felt I was riding right along with Kitty Hawk throughout the novel.
Kitty Hawk’s inner monologues are always adorable and really get you into the characters head which I love. She is such a realistic little lady that I always feel like I could just bump into her one day while she’s off flying around the globe. This novel was just as fast-paced as the first, and kept me coming back to it again and again even though I had homework and other obligations. I can’t wait to see what the next novel will be like since they seem to be getting better and better!