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.
The adventure that began in Siobhan Dowd’s popular and acclaimed novel The London Eye Mystery at long last continues with Ted, Kat, and their cousin Salim investigating a theft at the Guggenheim Museum that’s been pinned on Salim’s mother!
When Ted and his big sister, Kat, take a trip to New York to visit their cousin Salim and their aunt Gloria, they think they’re prepared for big-city adventures. But when a famous painting is stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works, the surprises begin to mount faster than they could have anticipated. With the police looking at Aunt Gloria as the prime suspect, Ted, Kat, and Salim become sleuthing partners, following a trail of clues across NYC to prove her innocence–and to pinpoint the real thief. Ultimately, it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery.
Author: Robin Stevens
Published: 9th August 2018
First published in hardback on 3rd August 2017.
Cover illustration by David Dean.
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- The School Library Journal has reviewed The Guggenheim Mystery! - The Guggenheim Mystery will be out in the US and Canada in just a few months, and I’m delighted to be able to say that it’s already getting some great reviews! The School Library Journal says: Ted understands patterns but not people. Due to his ability to see details most people ignore, he was able […]
- 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 […]
- 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
English audio edition
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens and Siobhan Dowd.
My name is Ted Spark. 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. Then Aunt Gloria was blamed for the theft, and I realised just how important it was to find the painting and discover who really had taken it.
Read by Jason Forbes.
Italian edition: Il mistero del Guggenheim
Un quadro scomparso, una città nuova e incomprensibile, un museo insolito, persone che si comportano in modo strano: Ted, così incapace di affrontare le novità, non si trova per niente a suo agio in questa situazione. Ma solo quando Zia Gloria verrà accusata del furto, saprà farsi forza e mettere in moto il suo cervello, sul quale gira un sistema operativo diverso. E allora, insieme a sua sorella Kat e a Salim, proverà a scandagliare New York per risolvere il mistero e ritrovare il quadro. Prima che sia davvero troppo tardi. Basandosi su un’idea e sugli indimenticabili personaggi di Siobhan Dowd, Robin Stevens ha costruito un avvincente romanzo pieno di mistero e di umorismo, di deduzioni logiche e di colpi di scena. Età di lettura: da 10 anni.
Translated by S. Bandirali.
Dutch Edition: Het museummysterie
Mijn naam is Ted Spark.
Ik ben 12 jaar en 281 dagen oud. Ik heb zeven vrienden.
Drie maanden geleden heb ik het mysterie opgelost van de verdwijning van mijn neef Salim uit
het London Eye. Dit is het verhaal van mijn tweede mysterie.
Deze zomer ging ik op vakantie naar New York om mijn tante Gloria en neef Salim te bezoeken.
Toen ik daar was, werd er een schilderij gestolen uit het Guggenheim Museum, waar mijn tante
Iedereen was heel ongerust en verdrietig. Ik begreep het probleem niet. Ik zie niet het nut van
schilderijen, zelfs als ze 9,8 miljoen dollar waard zijn. Misschien komt dat door mijn ongewone
brein, dat anders werkt dan dat van andere mensen.
Maar toen werd tante Gloria beschuldigd van diefstal – en tante Gloria is familie. En toen besefte
ik hoe belangrijk het is om het schilderij te vinden en te ontdekken wie het echt had meegenomen.
Spanish Edition: El Misterio del Guggenheim
Ted, su hermana y su madre viajan a Nueva York a visitar a su primo Salim y a su tía Gloria, que acaba de conseguir el puesto de trabajo de su vida en el Museo Guggenheim. La tía Gloria les ha organizado una visita privada al museo el jueves, precisamente el día de la semana en que este permanece cerrado.
Pero algo imprevisto sucede durante la visita: roban un cuadro de Kandinski, y todo parece indicar que la ladrona ha sido la tía Gloria, que acaba detenida por la policía. Salim no lo puede permitir y consigue convencer a sus primos para investigar y explicar el misterio del robo del Guggenheim. Gracias al “cerebro” de Ted descubrirán al verdadero ladrón y explicarán como ha sucedido.
Translated and illustrated by Guillermo Berdugo Garvía