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Join super sleuths Ava and Carol as they unravel a secret plot that may lead to a fortune, hidden during the Civil War. The clues lead the girls from the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. to a famous historic church in Richmond, Virginia to the mighty James River—where they are caught up in a high stakes-race to solve the mystery and find the treasure before the thieves. Things go from bad to worse when the malicious-minded-thieves begin targeting Ava’s parents, and threaten her father’s life, if the girls don’t back down. Will Carol and Ava get to the treasure in time, save Ava’s father, and put the bad guys where they belong? Follow the clues in this riveting middle-school mystery thriller. Ava & Carol Detective Agency - The Eye of God is the fifth book in this middle grade mystery series that's perfect for curious-minded middle-schoolers. If you and your child like puzzling mysteries, fearless and funny characters, and unbreakable friendships, then you’ll love Thomas Lockhaven’s high-energy adventure.
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204 pages, Kindle Edition

Published October 13, 2019

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Thomas Lockhaven

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You can blame my 7th grade English teacher, Mr. Ownby. I began writing mysteries in middle school, with gripping titles like, The Secret in The Swamp and The Ghost of Hollow Lake—Mr. Ownby, would kindly read them, and then encourage me to keep writing and reading the classics. His words, some day I'll be reading your mysteries with the rest of the world inspired me.

Forty years later, I was able to fulfill my dreams and become a full time writer. When I began writing, I decided that my books would be a safe-haven from the real world. My children's series all have strong messages of perseverance, thinking outside the box, friendship and loyalty. I have a daughter, and as I work through my manuscripts, I always try to imagine what I can say to inspire and entertain at the same time.

For my cozy readers, I spent much of my life traveling to small coastal towns in North Carolina and then later in my life to the coastal towns in New England. I've always loved the idiosyncrasies of the locals, and I've always wanted to bring them to life in a book series. My Coffee House Sleuths stories are just that. And just like my children's books, I endeavor to write stories that are clean, with very little violence and no profanity. I do my best to help people disappear from the craziness of life, even if just for a little while.

I currently live in Boston, but my dream is to move to a small coastal town, stare out over the ocean, and to let the words flow. I have an incredible wife who constantly inspires and encourages me- and an amazing daughter who is my most harsh, but loving critic. As I said earlier, my passion is to write and to continually improve and perfect my craft. For those of you who read my books, I humbly thank you. For those of you who have never read my books, I welcome you with open arms.

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Profile Image for Karen (BaronessBookTrove).
922 reviews86 followers
November 22, 2022
The Eye of God by Thomas Lockhaven is a middle school version of National Treasure.
Can Ava and Carol stop the art thieves from taking the treasure?
Ava and Carol
Ava and Carol are becoming great detectives as they perfect their skills. I mean that Ava could spot a criminal in the act even if she were unaware of what was happening. Carol also saw the diversion they implemented after the alarm was sounded. I love these two detectives as they are doing a great job of figuring out their mysteries or, should I say, cases. Both are honing in on their crafts while also knowing when to let something go. I like them both, and I couldn't pick one as my favorite.
The Mystery
The Eye of God CRAva and Carol go to a museum in Washington, D.C., while Ava's mom has an appointment with someone working there. The two girls go off on their own and find the museum is going on lockdown. Then they see a little old lady put the rubber part back on the end of her walking stick. They find out that the little old lady did steal something from the museum, and they are off to get it back and get to the treasure first. The story reminded me of the National Treasure movies, especially how they solved the clues and got to the treasure. I loved this mystery so much it was great!
Five Stars
I am giving The Eye of God by Thomas Lockhaven five stars and recommending this series to anyone that loves a great middle grade mystery series. Or if you are a parent who wonders if this book series is excellent for your son or your daughter, I would recommend it, as I would have loved this series when I was a middle schooler. I also won't judge if you want to read the series first, as it is excellent for all ages. Mr. Lockhaven is a great author, and I am totally in love with this series.

Ava & Carol Detective Agency Series

The Mystery of the Pharaoh's Diamond by Thomas Lockhaven The Mystery of Solomon's Ring by Thomas Lockhaven The Haunted Manison by Thomas Lockahven Dognapped by Thomas Lockhaven The Eye of God by Thomas Lockhaven The Crown Jewels by Thomas Lockhaven The Curse of the Red Devil by Thomas Lockhaven The Witch's Secret by Thomas Lockhaven The Christmas Thief by Thomas Lockhaven
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265 reviews3 followers
October 24, 2019
This is a top-class middle-grade adventure and my favourite Ava and Carol story so far. The plot is especially interesting and the pacing is very good. The girls make such a good team, with Carol's sparkling intelligence, Ava's eccentric genius, and both girls' quick-wittedness and reckless courage. One thing I really like is that the plots are very different between books. Here we have a clue-following treasure hunt with historical resonance. The setting in Washington D.C. and Richmond, Virginia, makes very good use of actual locations in the two cities. And again the girls' mastery of modern technology is invaluable.
4,707 reviews30 followers
August 22, 2020
Ava and Carol are back in action in Washington DC

High stakes thefts involving art and missing treasures put more than one friend or family member in jeopardy

Lost Civil War gold and another secret society style plot take the ladies through various avenues of historical fact and supposition.

Add in some kidnapping, property damage and extraordinary property recovery, it’s quite an adventure for our girls

Great action packed chapter books series!

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2,596 reviews27 followers
November 5, 2019
This is an excellent middle school read with great characters and a wonderful storyline to keep the young mind engaged. Ava and Carol are really wonderful detectives and this mystery has a lot of twists to keep those young minds guessing at who stole the treasure. You will be rooting for the girls to solve this before the thieves find the treasure!

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September 14, 2020
A famous painting has been stolen and they try to find it. It may lead to a fortune. It will get dangerous as they are warned to stop or their parents could die. Will they stop? Will they carry on? See how they decide what to do

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November 8, 2020
Another fun adventure. Details are important in solving this mystery. I like Carol. Ava is too impulsive for her own good. The secondary characters are developed well. I liked the story.

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