Synopsis: Disappearing hamsters? Vanishing toads? Missing snails? This needs investigating.

This looks like a case for Mina Mistry… 

An explosion at the local pet shop shows Mina that this pet palaver can’t be a coincidence. But why is someone stealing all the animals? What do they want them for?

Release Date: 25th February 2021

Format Read: Paperback

Genres: Middle Grade, Humour, Mystery, Animals

Pages: 240

Thank you so much to Sweet Cherry Publishing for the copy to read and review.

Review: Another fun, book In the Mina Mistry series, this time her case is to solve what is going on with all the pets in town, they are all vanishing and she is determined to find them and solve the mystery. 

I think I loved this one way more than the first one, the story line was so much more fun, Mina and Holly were not as rude or mean to each other, the mystery wasn’t as easy to solve and they had additional friends to help with the case. 

These books are really whimsical and odd but are always interesting and fun, I still love the way it is designed with bigger writing sections, log book pages, illustrations all over, it makes it so easy to read and also perfect for young readers as the layout is much more simple than a generic chapter book. 

I loved that they went into the make up factories using animals as test subjects and how determined it made Holly to prove that everyone was wrong. All while animals were magically disappearing before everyone’s eyes and just after a schools animal show and tell too. Mina had her hands on a really tough case to crack. 

I really enjoyed reading this one and loved the extra characters that were helping solve this particular case. These books are always fun and funny and unique but entertaining from the very start, you aren’t done until Mina Mistry has solved the case.

I am looking forward to reading the third book in this series that was advertised at the back, I’m so sure that mystery will be so fun to solve too.


Where to buy: Wordery, BookDepository, Waterstones, Amazon

About Author: Angie Lake is a freelance writer with a background in the Spanish music industry. Born in the UK and raised on the Spanish Costa Blanca, Angie travelled extensively. She studied Psychology in Barcelona and began her writing career in the Spanish national music press. Angie also writes novels and children’s fiction.

About Illustrator: Ellie, a coffee addict, an avid snowboarder and bad joke-teller. Completed her degree in Illustration in Plymouth and now living in Worcester with her (equally bad joke-telling) boyfriend. They both love lazy Sundays watching cartoons all day, Ellie’s biggest inspiration for drawing! She has always loved watching cartoons and when was around 8 she decided, “Hey, I want to draw like that!” So she picked up her pencil, and here we are. Ellie loves writing and illustrating children’s books. Starting with scribbles before drawing and colouring up in Illustrator and Photoshop. When she’s not doodling or drinking coffee, you will usually find her shopping for makeup, binge-watching cartoons or watching pug videos on Youtube.


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