The Cryptic Clue

Monday, November 12, 2012
“Hello. Are you Heather Reed?” he asked politely.
“Yes” she answered.
“I came to speak with you.” He opened a wallet and presented a badge. “I’m Special Agent Peter Roselmann of the FBI,” he announced.

Book: The Cryptic Clue (Heather Reed Mystery) by Rebecca Price Janney, Word Publishing 1993

Genre: Mystery, Adventure
Subjects: Friendship, Truth
Summary: Gone. Vanished. Back only one day and he totally disappears! The Reed’s family friend, a professor at a local college who just returned from a research project in the Middle East has mysteriously vanished with very few clues as to his whereabouts. The FBI are convinced he is a terrorist while his friends and family are convinced he is innocent and likely in great danger. Sixteen year old Heather, dragging her brother and friend along with her, sets out to solve the case herself and prove the professor’s innocence – despite warnings of danger and commands to stay out of the case.

The Cryptic Clue (Heather Reed Mystery)Notes: The characters in this story are portrayed as Christian and use phrases such as “thank God”. The “cryptic clue” is a reference to a Bible verse. At the end of the story, Heather assures someone that God will forgive them. Apart from that it’s just an adventure story. There isn’t a real message or lesson in it unless maybe it’s the concept of having a good reputation. When reason is given to think the professor may be a terrorist, his family and friends are confident he is not since he has a reputation as a “Christian man”.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 2/5
Reviewer:  J:-)mi

Proverbs 22:1 – A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.


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