Monday, May 04, 2009

Mystery Book Review: The Golden Treasure by L. S. Cauldwell

Mysterious Reviews, mysteries reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books, is publishing a new review of The Golden Treasure by L. S. Cauldwell. For our blog readers, we are printing it first here in advance of its publication on our website.

The Golden Treasure by L. S. Cauldwell

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Star Publish (Trade Paperback)
ISBN-10: 1-932993-98-3 (1932993983)
ISBN-13: 978-1-932993-98-1 (9781932993981)
Publication Date: October 2008
List Price: $15.95

Review: A new sleuth has come to town! Written by the creative author L. S. Cauldwell, The Golden Treasure is sure to open the eyes of young teenagers to aspire to be great. Cauldwell closes the gap between real and imaginary in this masterpiece all teens should enjoy!

Anna-Mae, an average African American girl living in Georgia, is walking to school one stormy day with her brother Malcolm and their best friend Raul. While walking to school a black fist appears out of nowhere and drops down small sheets of paper, each with words written on them. Then Pitt Bull, the school bully comes and makes fun of Anna-Mae. The black fist begins to defend her and blocks Pitt Bull from moving anywhere. Once they get into school weird things start to happen at school as more and more clues are place in front of her. Nothing seems to make sense.

This book was probably one of the most descriptive books I have ever read! Every single word helped to paint the picture the book was painting, it was spectacular! I felt that I was solving the case with Anna-Mae. It had a very deep mystery that kept you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what would happen next. Also the parts with the supernatural forces interested me a lot. Cauldwell really hit a home run with this book.

This book easily gets a five, since its mystery content is so deep and the creativity is one of the best I've ever read. I can't wait for Cauldwell's next book!

Special thanks to Alex Nauert for contributing his review of The Golden Treasure and to L. S. Cauldwell for providing a copy of the book for this review.

Review Copyright © 2009 — Alex Nauert — All Rights Reserved — Reprinted with Permission

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Synopsis (from the publisher): Twelve-year-old Anna Mae Botts, her eight-year-old brother Malcolm, and Anna Mae's best friend Raul Garcia, face a ghostly black fist on their first day of school. It blocks their entrance into school, while dropping paper clues about Jefferson Davis' lost Civil War gold. Things get more complicated when a school fire occurs.

Mysterious events soon overtake Raul, Malcolm, and Anna Mae at school as well as at home. Rats, alphabet noodle clues, floating chalk, and phantom false-bottom wagons lead the tweens to travel the same route by car that was taken by Jefferson Davis and his gold-laden wagon train.

With divining rods given to her by her granma, computer printouts, and Spirit Journey memories that take her back to a Civil War past, Anna Mae, Raul, and Malcolm find Jefferson Davis' lost gold treasure, part of it buried on Chennault Plantation and more of it in a vacant lot on the outskirts of Warthen, Georgia.

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