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Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue

(Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Following in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart, Kitty Hawk sets off on an epic flight around the world and arrives in Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik where she finds herself immersed in a beautiful alien world of volcanoes, Vikings, elves and trolls. Before she knows it Kitty is plunged head first into an amazing adventure that sweeps her across a rugged landsca ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published April 19th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kitty Hawk’s adventure continues in this 3rd episode of the Flying Detective Agency series, as she arrived in Reykjavik, meeting up with friends of Charlie’s from home. They offered accommodation for Kitty while she was there, and also showed her around Iceland’s capital and surrounding countryside. The stark beauty, the long hours of sunlight, the fascinating majesty all had her awestruck. But it wasn’t long before the intrepid traveler was in trouble once again.

Kitty and her seaplane were tra
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
*** Note: I received this book from the author via Kelsey @bookpublicityservices, in exchange for an honest review. I am glad I got chance to read this book. ***

Charlie Foxtrot Kilo Tango Yankee has left Key West and continue around the world trip. It halts at No Name Key, visits the town that has the same name as hers in North Carolina, explores cemetery in Halifax, stop at Gander, Greenland and then finally arrives to the rugged mystique landscape of Nordic nation where Kitty immerse in anothe
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received with thanks in exchange for an honest review from the author and Book Publicity Services.

Another version of this review can be found here.

Following her adventures in Alaska and Key West, Kitty Hawk and her trusty De Havilland seaplane are now in Reykjavik, Iceland, all set to truly begin her journey around the world. She is looking forward to exploring the city in all its beauty and mystique when she is thrown headfirst into another adventure (of course!) and has to keep her wits about
Iceland, a land of beauty, rugged terrain, mystery and perhaps just a little bit of magic and we are there. Bundle up and bring a few snacks, just in case you are served a local delicacy that may seem a little suspicious! Kitty has landed in a world where even names have meaning, people believe in elves and trolls and nature is being threatened in the name of progress.

Staying with a wonderful family involved in preserving nature or at least trying to create the smallest footprint possible by pr
Uma    | Books.Bags.Burgers
(A huge thanks to the publicist and the author for sending me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)


Kitty Hawk's adventures continue and now she's in Iceland. What is something I ought to talk about right now is how gloriously the author describes Iceland in the book. If you've ever thought Iceland is like a boring place with not much to do or see, FRIEND I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU> It has -- wait, *Shoves book in you face* READ IT.

But honestly, I loved getting to know
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This third book in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency picks up the next chapter of Kitty's flying adventure. She finds herself in Iceland in a new story of action and this time, even fantasy.

I have a fascination with Icelandic custom as well as the country as a whole. It's so pretty looking, and is a place that I would love to go visit, so I was drawn in immediately by Reading's descriptions of the landscapes. I learned a lot, as can be expected from all of the books in this series. There i
Margaret Madden
Review by Mia, aged 11.
This is the third book featuring the awesome Kitty Hawk and this time she's flying from Florida to Iceland. This is the first leg of her journey around the world and gets pretty interesting. Dealing with kidnappers, environmental issues, crazy university students, volcanic eruptions and more. Kitty doesn't have a spare minute.

All of this sounds epic, but most of her Icelandic travel is spent going from the capital city to up north and visa versa. But don't let that little
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a free digital copy from the author's publicist in exchange for an honest review.

Book Cover:

Like the other Kitty Hawk books, I enjoy the art style of the cover. I especially love that there’s a little bit of everything from the novel on the cover. It really gives you a sense of the story and it’s well done.

First Thoughts

I enjoyed the first two Kitty Hawk books so I had a feeling I’d enjoy this one as well.


Kitty, continuing her Amelia Earhart journey, arrives in Iceland. Staying w

Before I even want to try to review this book, we have to talk about a more important topic. This is one of the best researched and curated book I’ve read so far. Not because of the characters or storytelling, but about all the background information that really take you on a journey with Kitty. I am a big sucker for adventures and journeys and always have wanderlust - but you know how life goes. So diving into Ians writing about cultural traditions and descriptions of the surroundings and place
4.5 stars!
I received this book via Iain Reading for an honest review!

This book is the third book in Kitty Hawk's adventure and they just keep getting better and better! I flew through this one as I pretty much finished it in a day, I throughly enjoyed it.

We follow the main character Kitty as she goes on her journey across the world following the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart, in this book we stop off in Iceland where Kitty stays with one of Charlie's friends (who we know from the first bo
Debra Schoenberger
Having just been to Iceland a few months ago, I was excited to begin reading about Kitty's adventure in the third instalment of the Kitty Hawk series.  Did Kitty see the same things I did?  Yes, but she saw them from the air from the seat of her trusty De Havilland Beaver!  I saw Iceland all over again through her eyes and it makes me want to go back!

Kitty is warmly welcomed to Iceland by Konrad (who is originally from Alaska) and his family.  I especially enjoyed learning about the Icelandic na
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Great story!
Cathy Ryan
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, mystery, adventure
4.5 stars
I received a free copy from Book Publicity Services in return for an honest review.

Kitty’s third stop on her round the world flight takes her to Iceland via short stopovers in a little town called Kitty Hawk (yes, really!) in North Carolina and Halifax, Nova Scotia with its very sad link to the Titanic.

This girl is an adventure magnet and, being avidly curious and a keen amateur sleuth, finds herself caught up in an escalating and dangerous situation involving sabotaging environmentali
Amy (booksofmyshka)
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I was super excited to read it because Kitty Hawk in Iceland! I could see the awesomeness and I’m happy to tell that it didn’t disappoint.

“Iceland is unlike almost every other place on Earth in that it is a nation without pre-historic period of human habitation. It is a country without a past.”

I didn’t know much about Iceland before reading this book and I had never been there, though it is definitely on my bucket list. Reading this book
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off, I have to say, what a beautiful cover!! When I saw this I just fell in love! It looks like a painting. As they say a picture can paint a 1000 words and this one paints a million. I think it's the colours, the brush work and the fact that it's right in the middle of action, I can tell that something big is happening!

In this next story line, Kitty is continuing her round the world adventure and lands in Iceland. Although I Ireland is (relatively) near to Iceland I have never been there.
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
After the first two books in the series took place in North America, Kitty is finally heading out on a true adventure beyond her home continent. Her first stop is Iceland, where she obviously runs into some trouble.

I was excited to see her heading to Iceland. I know very little about the country, so it was interesting to read all the historical and culture tidbits in the story. I did find that some of these educational pieces didn’t blend into the story as well though, and at times they seemed q
Jessica Higgins
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kitty Hawk is back on her next adventure that takes her to the rugged landscape of Iceland and her strangest case yet.

Continuing her flight around the world, Kitty Hawk arrives in Reykjavik Iceland. Her friend Charlie has found her a nice place to stay with friends of his to help her get the real, authentic Icelandic experience. As she finds herself in the land of Vikings, volcanoes, and even trolls and elves, she discovers the true beauty of the land and what some of the locals are willing to d
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-finished
I am seriously fangirling hard over this series. This is the 3rd installment of Kitty Hawk and her sea plane. In the first she is off to Alaska to study whales, where she inadvertently gets involved in a gold heist, In the second Kitty starts off on a round the world tour, only to foil some treasure hunters in key West. Now in the 3rd book, she has stopped in Iceland, where she's staying with a lovely family, where she soon finds herself embroiled in an environmental battle, and learning about I ...more
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this third book in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective series. It takes place in Iceland, a place where I've been. The description of the scenery, laws, history are all spot-on and things I learned (and saw) during my trip there are in the story. Kitty innocently becomes involved between a group of environmentalists, foreign agents, and an Icelandic company who all want the same thing for Iceland but with different motives. Well, maybe the foreign agents are just greedy and don't want ...more
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
These books are more companion novels than in a series, because each book chronicles a new adventure in a new place for Kitty Hawk. She takes her bright red plane and flies across the world. It’s quite fun because I love traveling and love adventure books, so it’s a nice change from your typical read...
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Aubrey Joy
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars - review will be coming shortly!
Nessa Luna [October Tune]
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has not changed my opinion on this book in any way!

Last year I got an email with the question if I wanted to read the first Kitty Hawk book, called The Curse of the Yukon Gold. I was a tiny bit sceptic, because the cover looked like a middle-grade book and I was more of a Young Adult reader. But I decided to accept it, because the summary sounded interesting enough for me to try out. And it was an amazing book! Soon after
Isabel (The Reader & The Chef)
You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Huge thanks to the author for the review copy in exchange of an honest opinion.

Loved it! This book was so much fun to read. I think this is my favorite Kitty Hawk book so far (that I've read) and that is saying something since I have enjoyed this series from the very beginning. This book takes place in the beautiful country of Iceland which I came to love while I was reading this book.

What I liked:

The characters found in this book were so
Sharon Tyler
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue is the third book in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency series by Iain Reading. This is a series I highly recommend reading in order, more for the understanding of the main character than the story line. Kitty Hawk is on an epic flight around the world in her seaplane. As this book opens she has said farewell to the Florida Keys and arrives in Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik. Before she knows it Kitty is plunged head first into an amazing adventure t ...more
Jancee Tabacnic
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 4.5/5

The Story: Kitty Hawk is on a journey to travel the world and follow in the footsteps of aviation great Amelia Earhart. Her goal is to fly around the world...with plenty of stops for fuel, rest, and exploration, of course!. After a stop in Key West, she heads to Iceland. She explores the city, meets a researcher whose hobby is paper airplanes, and stumbles onto a criminal group that is bribing officials on an energy project that could threaten Iceland's ecosystem. It will tak
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
Kitty Hawk is visiting Iceland, and staying with a kind Icelandic family who work to find clean energy solutions. Kitty is excited to experience all the beauties of Iceland, touring around Reykjavik, swimming in hot springs, and flying over the enormous icefields. But she becomes entangled with the rising hostilities between violent environmentalists and corrupt aluminum companies, and must unravel the mysteries of the Viking legends and the mystical Hidden People (Icelandic elves and trolls) if ...more
I didn't really love this book as much as I did for the other books in the Kitty Hawk series, sadly. Maybe because the "lesson" was a bit more heavy-handed compared to the other books. Additionally, I saw the mystery's solution way early in the book. Still, I enjoyed to hear about different countries and Iceland is a country that I know very little about.

What did I really love? The descriptions of Iceland, of course! And Kitty Hawk showing her smarts and strength, especially because she gets int
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
19-year-old Kitty Hawk continues her trip around the world in her De Havilland Beaver seaplane. She's following the same route that Amelia Earhart once tangoed with. And Kitty Hawk intends to have the best time of her life completing the trip.

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"You are going on an adventure," she said. "And along the way you will see amazing things and meet amazing people..." (Chapter 12, Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue)
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When Kitty takes a rest stop in Iceland, she finds that there's so muc
J. Nicole
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Kitty Hawk series as a whole continues to be a wonderful set of books that remain purely fun for the reader. I'm normally a big fan of the dark stuff, but it's also nice to have a lighthearted break where reading can be nothing short of enjoyable. For me, that's Kitty Hawk.

Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue definitely earns it's name, as I found it to be incredibly intriguing. The first two books focused on areas within North America, so there was definitely a change in the setting. I'm
Sandra Olshaski
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh boy! Book three of the not-to-be-missed Kitty Hawk series! Kitty is now 18 years old and is heading to the land of the Vikings – Iceland in her trusty Beaver seaplane. Along the way she encounters corrupt politicians (really?), environmental tree-huggers, Russian criminals and a culture totally foreign to her. "The landscape in Iceland was fascinating to me. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before. It was like the surface of some far distant planet in a different galaxy – rugged and beautifu ...more
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