Memory Loss Is Sad But Cats Are Fun And Mysterious.2014/10/1
"Mallory and the Mystery of Uncle Joe" would have been a far more appropriate title for this volume, and it could have easily been sandwiched into the main series as a good, if not very good entry in the series.
Instead, we get a YA "problem novel" ham-fisted into a non-mystery mystery novel, replete with period-dated incorrect medical information.
What could have been a poignant story of Mallory learning to understand her great-uncle who suffers from Alzheimer's disease becomes a fragmented narrative of ill-behaved children and a poorly-repaired roof..
As Mallory's youngest sister might say, this is a "silly-billy-goo-goo" of a book, though that's not to say I didn't enjoy it.
Mallory baby sits for Margaret and Sophie. Then they hear a cat's meow. So they bake cookies first then they continue the search. Wow!. there are many secret passages in Sophie and Margaret's house. I think Mallory is scared. Because she said "Margaret's idea have given me the chills!". So please order it used or new!. Oops! One last reminder, Please look for Mystery #4, Kristy and the missing child cause i have it now.
Left me hanging2004/6/22
This was definatly not one of my favorite BSC books. There was no ending to the book. I was just thinking so what? The storyline with Uncle JOe was good, but as far as the cat story line it was stupid. Mallory never soloved the mystery of the Ghost Cat.