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Review: The Sweetest Heist in History

The Sweetest Heist in History - Octavia Spencer

I do so love this series. In this installment, our three ninja detectives take a vacation in Brooklyn, yet still manage to find a case.


A word of warning, do not read this for the mystery. If you've read the synopsis and think you know how to solve the crime, congratulations, you are almost certainly correct.


Read it for the wonderfully developed character arcs and ill advised ninja tasks in the appendix. All three kids have their own things going on that have nothing to do with the case. And they're really what this installment is all about.