Bear Bottom by Stuart Gibbs
Book review by John
A mysterious thief has been stealing endangered buffalo from Mr. Krautheimer’s ranch. He needs Teddy to find the bison thief and put a stop to this wickedness. Teddy is an incredible detective and has solved many cases at the Fun Jungle Zoo. It is a mix between an amusement park and a zoo. Mr. Krautheimer is confident that Teddy will solve this crime. Will he be able to crack the case before any more buffalo go missing or will the farmer be out of a job and a home? JJ, owner of Fun Jungle was the one who informed him about Teddy. He plans to buy the ranch to turn it into an attraction and expand to new locations. His wife, Kandace’s multi-million dollar sapphire necklace suddenly goes missing after a bear attack in Mr. Krauhtheimer’s house no less. Did the bear accidentally eat the necklace during the encounter or was it swiped during the chaos? There is also illegal baiting going on as well. Baiting is when you set up food for bears like honey and meat in the same area so they keep coming back to that place for food making them easier to locate and hunt. It is considered inhumane, unsportsmanlike, and is heavily regulated. This book is a must-read for any mystery lover. It is full of twists and turns. It’s jam-packed with suspense leaving you on the edge of your seat. You will not want to put the book down whatsoever while reading. Each chapter leaves you on a teeth-chattering cliff-hanger. I recommended this book to all thrill-seeking readers.