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 £9.8 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.
Both a tremendous art-theft whodunit and a loving tribute to the much-missed author Siobhan Dowd . . . Stevens' deft, philosophical writing lends itself perfectly to a continuation of Dowd's work
Gloriously inventive but still loyal to the world that Dowd created . . . What is most affecting is her ability to narrate the story through the eyes of a child with Asperger's - his every move is brilliant observed
Engaging and convincing
A very perplexing mystery
The follow up to The London Eye Mystery, The Guggenheim Mystery is the story of Ted Sparks (he’s 12 years and 281 days old, with seven friends) and the most unusual theft of a painting. Here author Robin Stevens gives us the lowdown and tells us four things we need to know.
The Guggenheim Mystery is written by the best-selling author of the Murder Most Unladylike series, Robin Stevens. It’s based on an idea and characters by Siobhan Dowd, writer of the award-winning book The London Eye Mystery.