Why? The plot was good, the characters were good, but the mystery way too easy. As soon as that person was introduced and we were told some stuff about that person, I knew it was them. And sadly (I love twists), it was all true. Which is a shame. I like figuring out stuff, puzzling, connecting the dots, but with this one it wasn’t necessary, the only thing I found out was that it was truly that person. 🙁
The characters (especially Mariella, because Poppy is just a bit too much at times) were great. It was really fun to read them juggle between school work and investigating stuff.
Arthur was once again annoying and I wish he would just be gone out of the story. I know I said that Mariella had to be nicer to him in previous reviews. Well I am retracting that statement. Dear Lord, that kid is annoying and really doesn’t get the hint it seems. I know, he is 5. But come on.
The plot was still fun, even if I knew the whodunnit and the why they would do it, I like that they spend a lot of time at the museum, it seems like such an interesting museum. I wish I could also go and visit it. Though I have no interest in scary poodles.
The illustrations were fun (as expected) and they gave more dimension to the story. I really like the Youth Sleuth book pages that were added to the book, it gave us some more fun information and fun facts.
All in all, I would still recommend this book, even if the mystery was super easy.