Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction

Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction

Illustrated by: Kevin Sylvester
For Ages: 8 - 12
A fourteen-year-old crime-solving chef finds mayhem in Mexico in this full-flavored mystery.

Teenage wunderchef—and budding detective—Neil Flambé heads to Mexico City to take part in the Azteca Cocina, a two-week battle of the chefs. But he’s off to an unsettling start: His box of secret ingredients contains a note that says his girlfriend, Isabella, has been kidnapped. He must lose in the final, or else she’ll be killed.

Fortunately, Isabella is clever, and the locks of her hair that accompany follow-up ransom notes have been saturated with smells to help him track her down. But even Neil’s keen sense of smell can’t tackle this case alone. He’ll have to delve into Aztec history, symbolism, and the ancient ruins buried under the modern city. And time is ticking….
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442446076 | 
  • January 2012 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
List Price $15.99 (price may vary by retailer)

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Kevin Sylvester
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Kevin Sylvester

Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning writer, illustrator, and broadcaster. His books include MiNRS, MiNRS 2, the Neil Flambé series, Gold Medal for Weird, and Sports Hall of Weird. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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