The Trespasser's Unexpected Adventure

The Trespasser's Unexpected Adventure : The Mystery of the Shipwreck Pirates Gold

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Logan Seagate hadn't bargained on making friends with a secretive, rich and mysterious family - or being caught up in a pirates shipwreck mystery and trapped in a burning building with no way out - when he'd trespassed onto the private beach by abseiling down a cliff that first morning of school half-term break. But his "be alone" plans are interrupted when he meets Meeka, an adventurous eleven year old girl, and her secretive, mysterious parents.

After spending a thrilling day full of adventure and Ferraris, he finally realizes the identity of his mysterious new friends-but what's better, with the help of their friendship, it looks like that elusive sense of belonging is finally within his grasp.

Until his older foster brother shatters his hopes for his new friendship.

But it's not just his happiness that is at stake as a mystery unfolds around them. His suspicions of a shipwreck pirates' smuggling ring turn into reality, putting Meeka and his life plus the lives of his foster family at risk. Caught by the ruthless pirates they are all tied up and held captive.

A bigger shock is still to come, one that will hit Logan the hardest. But there is no time to deal with it because before he knows it he and Meeka are trapped in a burning building. With the flames getting higher, how can they possibly escape, rescue the people that matter the most to him and capture the crooks?


The Trespasser's Unexpected Adventure is a heart-warming suspense and mystery book for middle school children and early teens.

Logan, Meeka and the other children in his foster family start a friendship that will carry them through their exciting adventures in this, the first mystery book of the Crime Stopper Kids Mystery Series. See the children learn to trust their instincts and each other as they gate-crash the shipwreck pirates' smuggling mystery and figure out who the criminals really are. A school holiday they will always remember as the beginning of their friendship and their adventures.

A fun read, full of twists, adventure, surprises and laugh-out-loud moments.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15mm | 331g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0473359677
  • 9780473359676
  • 1,590,835

Review quote

"The Trespasser's Unexpected Adventure, The Mystery of the Shipwreck Pirates Gold is a wild ride packed with action, adventure and mystery.

It's a story about family and friendship, finding your place in the world and learning not to judge people before you get to know them.

Logan doesn't have the kind of family most kids have. He lives with his best friend Nate and his parents, plus two more foster kids adopted by Nate's mum and dad. Logan loves living with Nate's family, but he's never really felt like he belongs.

When he decides to go rock climbing on private property, looking for some fun and maybe time to reflect on why his own father didn't contact him on his birthday, Logan kicks off an adventure he never, ever expected.

The private property Logan goes to explore is a holiday home, and while Logan expected it to be vacant, it absolutely isn't. He meets a family there - a family unlike any he has met before. But despite the fact he trespassed, Logan fits right in, and he has a great time at the beachside holiday home... until he starts to notice unusual things.

Like the boat that watches them from sea, an old coin in the basement and people acting strangely. Something is going on, and Logan is determined to figure it out.

This is a middle grade novel for kids who love lots of action and a mystery to solve. But it's more than that. I love that the story dives deep into family life and the ups and downs of being a kid, particularly because it's from a boy's perspective, which isn't something that is often explored in children's literature.

This is a story about family and the variance in families. It's easy to assume every family is the same. It's easy to assume every family lives in the same kind of house and has the same kind of life. But the truth is every family is different, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Filled with action, adventure, mystery and heart, The Trespasser's Unexpected Adventure, The Mystery of the Shipwreck Pirates Gold has something for every young reader.

And as the first in a series, it's filled with characters kids can fall in love with and follow from book to book."

Reveiw by Shaye Wardrop,
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75 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
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4 27% (20)
3 19% (14)
2 8% (6)
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