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Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic

(Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #4)

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Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic is the thrillingly cryptic fourth installment of the exciting Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series featuring the intrepid teenage seaplane pilot Kitty Hawk and her various adventures of mystery and intrigue as she follows in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart on an epic flight around the world. This fourth book in the series ...more
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Published February 15th 2014
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Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
*** Note: I received review copy of this book from the author via Kelsey @bookpublicityservices, in exchange for an honest review. I am glad I got chance to read this book. ***

4.5 Stars

Charlie Foxtrot Kilo Tango Yankee has departed Iceland after solving a mystery and has arrived to Ireland where young pilot Kitty is doing the embarrassing sumo wrestling at Wasabi Willy's new restaurant that is funding Kitty’s trip. Here Kitty is offered to solve mystery of hundred years old treasure by Andrew
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Dianne
Iain Reading lets us take flight again with Kitty Hawk as she journeys around the world on the airstreams of Amelia Earhart’s flight. This time Kitty’s adventures take her from the freedom of flight in contemporary times to the floor of the ocean of the early twentieth century on the night the Titanic sank, taking so many souls to their dark and watery graves. Come along as Kitty delves into the stories and history of the Titanic, trying to sift fact from fiction and villains from heroes.

Kitty’
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Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Kitty is traveling through Ireland, when she is asked to help with a family treasure hunt that has baffled experts for generations. Kitty and Andrew team up to unravel clues left by Bruce Ismay, a famous survivor of the Titanic disaster. Their search leads them to the home of his grandson, Thomas Ismay, and the mystery of a painting of the tragic Titanic shipwreck. But Thomas Ismay wants the treasure for himself, and will stop at nothing to prevent Kitty and Andrew from following the clues. He ...more
Jillyn
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth book in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency series by Iain Reading. These are adventure books that follow young pilot Kitty Hawk on a series of mysterious adventures that launch her all over the world in order to solve them all and learn along the way. The fourth book is an enjoyable addition to the rest of the Kitty Hawk lineup.

I was drawn in immediately by the cover and title. There are a few points in history by which I am fascinated. Somewhere near the top of that list,
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Debra Schoenberger
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having followed Kitty Hawk from Alaska, Florida and Iceland we are now ready for a new adventure in the British Isles. Kitty arrives in Ireland where she is doing a promotion for Wasabi Willy's, a chain of restaurants that are promoting Kitty's around-the-world tour. At the sushi restaurant, she makes eye contact with a (ahem) handsome fellow in the audience. Having read about her exploits in Florida and Iceland, Andrew, a young, good looking Scot, has a mystery that he wants Kitty to help him ...more
Rachel
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I received a free review copy from the author's publicist in exchange for an honest review.

Book Cover

As always, I love the cover. The art style is cool and I love the colors in this one.

First Thoughts

I’ve read the first three books and enjoyed them so I was happy to read this one.

Plot

Kitty is on another grand adventure as she continues her flight around the world. This time, however, her detective skills get hired rather than her eavesdropping on someone.

This book felt different than the
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Georgi
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Kelsey and Iain Reading for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Well Iain, you were right about book number four! I devoured it and read it within a day.

This story is the forth instalment in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency, we've followed Kitty on her a thrilling journey around the world, getting caught up in numerious adventures in each country she's in! We started off our adventure in Alaska going to Florida Keys and Fort Jefferson, Iceland and
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Aubrey Joy
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved that this was set in London. I loved that it talked about the Titanic and Sherlock Holmes. I love that there was a plot point about Jack the Ripper. I think this was the best crafted novel in this series so far, and definitely recommend reading it!
Read more here!
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Amy (booksofmyshka)
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a while since I read the third book (so many books, too little time, I had to prioritize some), but I finally read the fourth book in the Kitty Hawk series. Iain, you said this was your favorite in the series. I totally understand why. This book was BRILLIANT!

In this wonderful wonderful fourth book of the Kitty Hawk series, Kitty is in Ireland/England to resolve the mystery of a treasure that might have something do to with the Titanic. And she didn’t just stumble into this one, she
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Helois
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
That Kitty, she sure manages to get herself into some serious shenanigans. This is the 4th book in the series, and so far it's my favorite. There is so much, so much history packed into this one, it's great! As always the writing style is witty and has a good flow, fictional and educational at the same time.

Kitty is in Dublin, for the opening of the Wasabi Willy sushi restaurant, that is now sponsoring her around the world trip. Where she just happens to meet Andrew, a descendant of William
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Margaret Madden
Review from Mia, aged 11.
This is the forth book in the amazing Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency series. In this one, Kitty is in Ireland, my country, and is opening the Wasabi Willy's Restaurant on Grafton Street, Dublin. It's there where she meets a mysterious man called Andrew who wants her to solve a family mystery. The mystery has been with his family since the crash of the Titanic, but they couldn't solve it. The clues already found are an old newspaper clipping and a postcard with
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Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
I am so disappointed with Kitty’s choices and actions in this book. Up until now, she’s been a great heroine and role model, but the choices she makes in this book left me quite disgusted. Breaking and entering and stealing are not good choices, and the way Kitty shrugged off her actions as justifable because the victim didn’t want to work with them? Morally reprehensible.

Maybe it’s just the mom in me, but this installment in the series left me very unhappy. I just wanted to shake Kitty and make
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Isobel Radakovic
This book has to be my favourite of all the Kitty Hawk books so far! I just loved the mystery she was solving, and how it became so much more than just the Titanic. I may be biased, but I also loved reading about it set in London, because I'm always going to have pride for my hometown.

As usual, lots of information is given about the given topic and this time around it really intrigued me to learn more about both the Titanic and Jack the Ripper. All the in-depth description really made me want to
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Biswanath Banerjee
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A black sedan is following kitty and Andrew-and with every passing second the distance is reducing.
Kitty was yet to grasp what has just started to happen-as if a Hollywood action movie chase sequence is being enacted in front of her-unfortunately her being a very much alive part of it.
Andrew suggested an idea- at the crossroad kitty will get down from the car, with the picture and Andrew will continue to drive- deceiving their followers in black sedan. She will hide behind the sphinx statue-and
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Michelle
I have long had an obsession with anything Titanic, and love reading both fiction and non-fiction relating to it. I came across this in one of my many searches for Titanic books, but I was wary, because I had not read the previous three books in the series.

I should not have been wary. While I had no background as to WHY Kitty was travelling around the world, or what led her to Dublin, or who Charlie was, the rest of the book can be read as stand alone from the series.

I really felt myself
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Marian
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This 4th installment in this series is located around Ireland and England. I got very excited when I found this out as you all know I live in Ireland and have been to London a few times. So naturally I was very picky when it came to reading the book. I wanted the descriptions of "beautiful rolling-hills Ireland" to be perfect. For the most part it was very accurate but I found it had a very tourist view on Ireland. A sort of western idea of what it is like here. The start irritated me because it ...more
Envy Fisher
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
A few months ago, when I was asked to review the first book in the Kitty Hawk series by Iain Reading, Amazon had one job: send me the first book in the series. You can imagine how surprised I was when I received the fourth book instead of the first.


To be honest, I'm very glad Amazon made this mistake. I fell in love with the cover right away and the story sparked my interest in a topic I'd carefully avoided until then: the Titanic. Naturally I wanted to write a review, but without Bryleigh to
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Ruth B
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, mystery, 2019
Rating: 4.5 stars

Kitty Hawk continues in her flight around the world and this time she arrives in Ireland where she meets a lovely and handsome young man who needs her help to find a treasure lost in the legendary Titanic. A series of discoveries and travels to London, Dublin and other places will unravel secrets, hidden stories, and lots of forgotten facts about the ship and its passengers.

It's been a while since I've read the previous book but once I've started reading it felt like no time had
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Sandra Olshaski
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reading a Kitty Hawk book has quickly become one of my favourite pastimes. "And then there was silence. A silence so complete that not a single one of us dared to breathe. For a moment, I was a lost soul again, set adrift in the universe, and floating on the memory of the adventures that had led me to this place so many months before."

In this book Kitty is continuing her round-the-world flight, following in the footsteps of her heroine Amelia Earhart. Kitty is in Ireland on a publicity gig,
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Tarissa
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a thrilling tale of hidden treasure, secret codes, and... sure, jet-skiing down River Thames! -- then you need to read this book.

Kitty Hawk is continuing her big journey across the world and, somehow, a treasure hunt is simply dropped in her lap. Who wouldn't want a cool experience like that? (This is the 4th volume of the Kitty Hawk series, but it reads just fine as a standalone book, if you haven't read the other books yet.) She's a confident young woman (well, she's
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Jancee Tabacnic
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 4.5/5

The Story: Kitty Hawk continues her flight around the world, stopping in various locales to sightsee and explore. In this installment, she touches down in Ireland. As part of her agreement with Wasabi Willy’s, the sushi chain is funding her flight in exchange for her publicity. At a grand opening in Ireland, Kitty is approached by a young man who wants to hire her to help him solve a mystery dating back to the Titanic. As they search for a long-forgotten treasure, Kitty and
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Sharon Tyler
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic is the fourth book in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency series by Iain Reading. This is a series that you do need to read in order, and one that I highly recommend for mature middle grade readers, young adults, and adults.

The Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series follows intrepid teenage seaplane pilot Kitty Hawk and her various adventures of mystery and intrigue as she follows in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart on an epic flight around the
...more
Cathy Ryan
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, adventure
This is definitely my favourite Kitty Hawk adventure up to date, although I’ve enjoyed all Kitty’s adventures and the places she has visited so far on her round the world flight. This story begins in Dublin where Kitty is helping to promote the opening the new branch of Wasabi Willy’s, the company that, thanks to Kitty’s friend Charlie, is funding her trip.

Kitty is soon involved in a race to help her new friend, Andrew whose great-uncle was First Officer William McMaster Murdoch aboard the
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Felicity Terry
May 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Having read the first book in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency series, Kitty Hawk And The Curse Of The Yukon Gold by Iain Reading, I was honoured and absolutely delighted to receive the next three books in this wonderful series that is particularly suitable for tweenagers upwards. A series of books I hasten to add that would work just as well as standalone reads but given how enjoyable they are really should be read from the beginning.

A hodgepodge of many genres, historical, mystery,
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Jessica Bronder
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kitty finds herself in Dublin promoting Wasabi Willy’s, her new sponsors. While there she meets Andrew, whose great uncle was a First Officer William McMaster Murdoch on the Titanic. Andrew wants Kitty to clear his families name about William’s involvement in the sinking of the Titanic. All Kitty has to go on is a code on newspaper clipping and postcard.

Kitty goes to London in search of the mysterious sender of the postcard. There she visits the British Museum for information on hieroglyphics.
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Haniya (Voracious Bookling)
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Original Post: http://booknauthors.blogspot.com/2015...

Another amazing book in the series, Kitty Hawk And The Tragedy Of The R.M.S. Titanic was total surprise this time. I have never read a titanic mystery book before. This book is very different from the other three books in the series. Who would have thought of Kitty Hawk + Titanic?
This time Kitty has to find a long losted family treasure and for that she solved sooooo many clues that my mind was confused half the time. She also discovers some
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Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of teenage and YA mysteries
Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic by Iain Reading is the fourth book in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency series.

Having read the previous books in this series, I have enjoyed following Kitty on her many adventures and solving the mysteries she encounters.

This book has her travelling to Ireland and solving a mystery that involves the sunken Titanic. Full of intrigue, lovely settings, adventurous and a good mystery, I enjoyed reading the book.

Iain Reading's writing is his usual
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Vanessa
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have given this book 4.5 stars!

Kitty Hawk is at it again in the fourth installment of The Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency series. I have enjoyed all four books in the series but I think this one might be my favorite. I have always been interested in the Titanic and reading about it in this book was awesome. Like I've said before, Reading does a great job at mixing history and information with fiction and awesome characters. The outcome of this mixture is a book that entertains you while
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Fiction Addict
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: c-hope
In this, the fourth book I have read in the Kitty Hawk series, Kitty Hawk flies to Ireland and gets swept up into a century old mystery about the Titanic. The story starts out with Kitty coming to London to explore this intriguing story. In this adventure the family name of a stranger she met has been pretty much flushed down the toilet by rumors about his great uncle. The family’s honor and pride is on the line. This friend comes to Kitty for her help solving a mystery. But it’s not your ...more
Monica Fastenau
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read the full review here: http://newberyandbeyond.com/arcs-kitt...

Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is filled with the terrifying and fascinating history of the Titanic. I loved the photos, newspaper clippings, and other historical documents included in the text. The mystery revolves around some cryptic ciphers which Kitty’s newfound friend Andrew thinks will clear his great uncle’s name of failing to save the Titanic–and possibly lead to a
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