My name is Ted Spark. I am 12 years and 281 days old. I have seven friends.
Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from a pod on the London Eye.
This is the story of my second mystery.
This summer, I went on holiday to New York, to visit Aunt Gloria and Salim. While I was there, a painting was stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works.
Everyone was very worried and upset. I did not see what the problem was. I do not see the point of paintings, even if they are worth £9.8 million. Perhaps that’s because of my very unusual brain, which works on a different operating system to everyone else’s.
But then Aunt Gloria was blamed for the theft – and Aunt Gloria is family. And I realised just how important it was to find the painting, and discover who really had taken it.
This is the sequel to Siobhan Dowd’s The London Eye Mystery. Find out more about Siobhan and her books at siobhandowdtrust.com.
Where to buy
- 5* Telegraph review for The Guggenheim Mystery - The Telegraph has reviewed The Guggenheim Mystery – and it’s given it 5*! Emily Bearn says that it is ‘gloriously inventive but still loyal to the world that Dowd has created.’ The whole review is below – it’s an absolutely wonderful one and it makes me incredibly proud. I also love that it mentions my […]
- Guardian review for The Guggenheim Mystery - The Guardian has reviewed The Guggenheim Mystery! Imogen Russell Williams calls it: ‘both a tremendous art-theft whodunnit and a loving tribute’ and says ‘Stevens’s deft, philosophical writing lends itself perfectly to her continuation of Dowd’s work.’ The whole review is below, and you can read all of Imogen’s children’s and YA picks by clicking the […]
- Irish Times review for The Guggenheim Mystery - I’m delighted to say that The Guggenheim Mystery was reviewed in the Irish Times on Saturday as part of its children’s and YA review round-up! Claire Hennessy called it ‘a mystery that is both technically satisfying and personally resonant’, which is a wonderful quote. The full review is below, and you can click through above […]
- The Guggenheim Mystery is the Times Children’s Book of the Week! - There are now THREE DAYS TO GO until The Guggenheim Mystery is released – and I’m very proud to say that yesterday it was featured in The Sunday Times as the Children’s Book of the Week! Nicolette Jones picked it and called it ‘engaging and convincing’, which is really lovely to hear! You can read […]
- The Guggenheim Mystery in the Observer and the Sunday Express! - There are only TWO WEEKS left until The Guggenheim Mystery comes out in the UK and Ireland, and it’s starting to be mentioned in reviews! I’m delighted that the Sunday Express and the Observer have included The Guggenheim Mystery in their summer book round-ups – it’s amazing to see my book mentioned in big newspapers, […]
- The Guggenheim Mystery – The Bookseller Review - I’m delighted to say that The Guggenheim Mystery has its first review! It’s from Fiona Noble at The Bookseller, who says that ‘it’s a wonderful read, full of Stevens’ characteristic tight plotting, humour and inclusivity … it’s a real treat to be back in [Ted’s] world.’ I am so pleased that Fiona enjoyed it so […]
Author: Robin Stevens
Published: 9th August 2018
First published in hardback on 3rd August 2017.
Cover illustration by David Dean.
- The Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week
- Shortlisted for the Middle Grade category of the 2017 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards
- Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2018
- Winner in the younger category of the Cheshire Schools Book Award 2018
- Shortlisted for the Bookling Award 2018
- Shortlisted for the Sefton Super Reads Award 2018
- Chosen as a ‘Read for Empathy’ book 2018
- Shortlisted for the Berkshire Book Award 2018
- Chosen as a Booktrust Bookbuzz title for 2018
- Shortlisted for the Coventry SLS Hooked on Books Award 2018