Thursday, May 5, 2011

REVIEW - Case Closed? Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science

         'Case Closed?' was a very interesting book about nine mysteries from the past that may have been uncovered by modern science.  The logic of the answers were so simple and a 'duh', that the book perked my interest and I was able to keep reading, even though I generally don't like those kind of books.

         In the pyramid of Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh of Egypt, the mummy found in the royal tomb was not her.   So where was Hatshepsut?  Through cat scans and the magical power of teeth, the answer might lay in this book.

         During the period of the very first emperor of China, the Emperor sent out the famous explorer Hsu Fu to find the plant that will give you immortality.  He returned and said that a dragon and a sea magician had demanded three thousand men and woman in exchange for the plant.  Hsu Fu never returned.  So how far did he go on his bamboo ship?  All the way to Japan?  Or even America? 

         Where was the lost city of Ubar?  What made the Anasazi disappear?   What happened to Sir John Franklin and his two ships?  Did Anastasia survive?  Where were the bodies of George L. Mallory and his partner?  What happened to the Star Dust?  Or the submarine the INS Dakar?  These mysteries might have been solved by modern science, and with the help of common sense.

     The book was very well written with lots of interesting facts and stories.  It definitely deserves a four star  rating, and I'd recommend this book for all ages.  For those who are interested.
       Book written by Susan Hughes and illustrated by Michael Wandelmaier.  Book was received from author to review.


  1. Oh interesting! And I think it's a neat idea to write a book like this. Thank you!

  2. Wow Beka,

    You are an excellent reader/reviewer, just like mommy! I am a BIG mystery-buff so this book would be right up my alley, I think. Plus, I love reading to my little cousins, so this book would make a great addition to our collection. Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts! :D

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