If you’ve read my reviews of the previous Shirley link books: SL and the  Safe Case and SL and the Hot Comic (which I reviewed on Goodreads, but seem to have missed on here), you’ll know I really enjoy this series by Ben Zackheim.  That Ben is a fellow Bookelf came later, so there’s really no bias in that direction.

The third book sees Shirley and friends attempting to save a woman from eviction from her home.  Shirley has already got a project on hand, which is to map the sewers of the town – without her parents finding out she’s found a way in.  However when it seems there are clues to hidden treasure involving both the potentially homeless woman and Shirley’s own ancestry, how can she not step in and solve the case?

This is a really well-constructed puzzle, full of interesting titbits about art, gold, sewers and pirates.  The discovery of the treasure is ingenious, and needs team work and trust, not to mention bravery and a good flashlight.

It’s got great pacing, and I really couldn’t put it down, although I had to, which made me continue puzzling over the plot until I could get back to it.  Shirley’s best adventure to date, I think, although it’s hard to beat the first one!  Great twists, great characters and pirate treasure!  What more could one want?

Shirley Link and the Treasure Chest by Ben Zackheim

I think I got a free copy of this from the author, but I’d pay good money for it…  I think I already have for his new series, the Camelot Kids.


Book Review | Shirley Link and the Treasure Chest by Ben Zackheim
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8 thoughts on “Book Review | Shirley Link and the Treasure Chest by Ben Zackheim

  • 31 January, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I need to be a kid again, Jemima – there are so many good books out there to read. You seem to find the best books…

    • 31 January, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      I get good guidance from a certain librarian and her friends 😀

  • 2 February, 2015 at 3:44 am

    Hello there.
    Thanks for sharing and for all your hard work during last year’s A-Z Challenge! I’m just stopping by briefly before the next Challenge begins. Visiting from the 2014 A-Z Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

  • 2 February, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I’ve got to get this one…this really is a great series. So much better than Nancy Drew 🙂

  • 9 February, 2015 at 5:57 am

    I am a huge fan of Ben’s so this is on my to be read list. Thanks for a great review and for linking it in to the kid lit blog hop

  • 10 February, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    This sounds like a fun series! I think my son will really enjoy The Treasure Chest 🙂 It’s a pleasure to connect with you on the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  • 13 February, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Hi Jemima. Haven’t read either of his series. Think I’ll try the Camelot Kids.

  • 14 February, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I read the first one to my children a while ago and we all really enjoyed it! Glad that the new ones continue to be great reads. Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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