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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 GBP9.8 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.

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9780141377025
  • ISBN: 9780141377025
  • Pub Date: 3rd August 2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 320

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1st August '17
I read it to Josh aged 9 aged 9 & to Sam aged 7 aged 7
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
5 stars
This is a great mystery book and a real page turner. We read this book in a couple of nights as we were desperate to find out who the thief or thieves were.

The characters are very believable and there is great interaction between Ted, Kat and Salim.

We would thoroughly recommend this to other children aged 7+.
10th November '17
I read it myself (an adult) & to Y7 Students aged 11 to 12
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
5 stars
Whilst visiting their Aunt Gloria and cousin Salim in New York, Ted and Kat are called upon to solve the mystery of the missing painting at The Guggenheim Museum.  Fingers are pointed at Aunt Gloria, who works there as a curator but it is clear to her family that she is being framed.

This is a glowing testament to Robin Stevens’ excellent ability to write a seamless transition with this brilliant sequel to the fabulous London Eye Mystery.  The characters are vibrant and the plot is clever.

The author clearly did her research when she crafted this an engaging and enjoyable read.  The relationships between the characters are well written, especially when it came to one of the main characters, who has Asperger’s Syndrome.  Some parts of the story made me laugh.

All in all, this is a great read, which I highly recommend.
3rd October '17
Sweepyboy read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
5 stars
My daughter really enjoyed it she said it was exciting and interesting. She said she was going to tell her friends about it. 
11th July '17
I read it myself (an adult) & to Tinkerbell aged 8 aged 8
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
5 stars
it’s a wonderful read, full of Stevens’ characteristic tight plotting, humour and inclusivity. it’s a real treat to be back in Teds world. Really enjoyed this after the London Eye Mystery.
11th July '17
Yoloman read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
5 stars
This mystery story is set in present time. It is really good, I really got into the story. The plot is excellent and the characters really come to life.

The author explains the story really well and you always know what Ted is thinking and why. There is a great ending and I really hope there is another book.
14th November '17
Bobbin read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
5 stars
This is one of those magical stories that makes you want to read as fast as you can (because it is good and you want to find out what happens) and don't ever want to finish (because it is good, and you don't want it to end).

It is the tale of Ted, a 12 year old boy whose brain works differently to others. While on a trip to New York to visit his Aunt and cousin, a painting is stolen from the art museum that his aunt works at. When she is framed for the theft, Ted decides to try to find out who really stole it.

With his brain that works in a different operating system to others he is perfectly placed to see what others miss.

This is a cracking adventure that keeps you hooked, and it a great way of demonstrating that being different is no bad thing. 

My son LOVED this book, and he can't wait to read more books by this author.
23rd February '18
Year 6 Kindle Club read it themselves aged 10 to 11
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
5 stars
As a group we thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it was a compelling, edge of your seat adventure, that hooked us in from the start! We enjoyed the suspense and having to act as investigators to deduct the possible suspects that could have stolen the painting. In year 5, we read the London Eye Mystery (the prequel), which allowed us to already have an understanding of the main characters: Ted, Kat, Salim, Aunt Gloria and Faith (Ted and Kat's Mum). 

The book is about the 3 relatives (Kat, Salim and Ted), who solved the mystery that was held in a museum in New York. The three relatives go through a series of disastrous events, which keep you intrigued and leave you wanting to find out who the culprit is! The Kandinsky is stolen from the Guggenheim museum (which is where Aunt Gloria works) and it is up to Ted, Salim and Kat to find it...

Be sure to read this book as it will drag you in and let your imagination run wild!
1st April '18
I read it myself (an adult)
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
5 stars
I read Guggenheim straight after London Eye, and it's just as wonderful - in fact, I think I liked it even better as I've recently read all six of the Murder Most Unladylike series and there are definitely elements of Robin's writing that add to Ted's world. She's done an amazing job to keep the voice so consistent between the books. Again, this is one I'll be buying for the school library as soon as I can.
31st July '17
GirlsRule read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
5 stars
I really enjoyed reading this book, because I love mystery books, exciting books and I like trying to work out who did the crime. In this book I think Robin and Siobhan had really good ideas and out of those ideas the best is probably Ted's strange brain. It works in a different way which is pretty cool, I think. Someone stole a painting from the museum and 3 kids try to work out who and why? I like how the 3 kids are cautious and even start to suspect their own family. The thief (or thieves) are really quite smart and let the police chase around the wrong way. There are only 3 people-with a bit of help-who can solve the crime. Who? Ted, Kat and Salim. I recommend this book and check out the other reviews!!!!!!!!  
10th July '17
EH read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
5 stars
I enjoyed this book alot because it is about mystery. There is a boy called Ted Spark and his sister Kat Spark. They go to New York to see their Aunty Gloria and cousin Salim. They are going to solve another mystery about stolen art. This is their second mystery as before they had found their cousin  missing Salim who had disappeared on the London Eye (this is another story which I hope to read). Someone set off two smoke bombs in New York and steals a painting. Unfortunately, Salim's mum (Aunty Gloria) is framed for stealing it which is didn't! Salim, Ted and Kate go around trying to find clues and eventually solve the mystery. This book is a page turner!
16th July '17
I read it to Rory aged 9 aged 9 & to Addie aged 7 aged 7
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
4 stars
We had already read The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd so we were excited to read another tale about Ted Spark. This story was beautifully written, and the character of Ted is strong and as quirky as in the original book. We would recommend this book to everyone who loves adventure (especially if you enjoyed The London Eye Mystery)
19th January '18
Sea Turtle read it themselves aged 10 to 11
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
4 stars
I enjoyed the book because I like a good mystery. Because I'd read the London Eye Mystery, I already knew the characters and it was good to see how they had changed since the last mystery was solved.
I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good mystery book.

Adam aged 11
4th September '17
Jack the reader read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
The Guggenheim Mystery 9780141377025
4 stars
Ted Spark and his sister visit their cousin in New York where their Aunt has been arrested for stealing a painting from the Guggenheim Museum where she works. This was a good mystery book which I would recommend for 9-11 year olds. 
I liked it because I liked Ted and I knew who stole the painting in the end.
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