Rookie detectives Lark and Connor Ba are back on the case! When a pair of diamond earrings goes missing from the neighborhood general store, Lark and Connor just happen to be in the right place at the right time. Carefully mining the adults for clues, the twin sleuths work together to solve the mystery.
Lark and the Diamond Caper is the second title in the Lark Ba Detective series, following Lark Holds the Key.
This engaging sequel to Lark Holds the Key picks up immediately after the events of that story, in which young private investigators Lark and Conner Ba find a missing library key. This time, the twins happen upon a mystery at their town's general store, where a pair of diamond earrings has disappeared. With careful questioning and note taking, as well as input from their Korean grandmother, Lark and her brother solve the case and still have time to put together a magic trick for their family's talent night. Lark's candid narration features crossed-out words she misspells, as well as other misunderstandings and malapropisms, that reflect her tricky relationship with language (she's dyslexic), and Cutler's digital illustrations bring the children's multicultural community to life. Ages 7 9. Author's agent: Amy Tompkins, Transatlantic Literary.