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Public Enemy Number Two (Diamond Brothers Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Anthony Horowitz
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Wisecracking young Nick Diamond finds himself sharing a prison cell with Johnny Powers, Public Enemy No.1. His only chance of rescuing the situation is to nail master criminal the Fence. But first, Nick has to get out of jail...

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    "Hilarious and intriguingly perceptive." (The Times) "Infectious... any child with a sense of quick-fire humour is bound to warm to the bungling detective." (BBC Family Life)"

    Book Description

    Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's worst private-detective agency, in this Chandler-esque spoof from the creator of the Alex Rider series.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1368 KB
    • Print Length: 212 pages
    • Publisher: Walker (3 Mar. 2011)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0057OCGBK
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,480 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    4.8 out of 5 stars
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    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Public Enemy Number 2 12 Jun. 2005
    By A Customer
    anthony horowitz grips you from the moment you pick the book up like a steel vice. When I started reading this book (my first Anthony Horowitz book) I literally couldnt put it down. I love his jokes. Worst detective in the world, Tim Diamond, and his cunning brother Nick take you through a world of adventure. Read it now!!
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    While this novel was very funny and made a nice light read, it unfortunately paled in comparison with the Falcon's Malteser. This novel was much more of a straight thriller and lost a lot of the film noir references that made the first book so unique and interesting. Gone are the femme fatales and stoic hitmen - even Herbert gets a reduced role this time around. The main focus on the story is Nick and his mission to befriend a teenage gangster.

    The twists of this story were also a little disappointing. While some were immediately obvious (such as the identity of the person who set up Nick), others require extreme leaps of logic to deduce. The identity of the Fence is not revealed until the final chapter and Nick virtually guesses this based on a single word. While there are clues earlier in the tale, it annoyed me that this was the overall twist of the story when The Falcon's Malteser took so long building to its final impressive conclusion.

    I also felt that Nick went a little too far in this story. He's always been brave and very mature for a thirteen year old, this time he seems to have become a little psychotic. He takes his trial as joke and even flat out kills some people later in the story. For me, this made him difficult to like and relate to.

    I also feel I should note that this story hasn't aged very well and so young readers may need some terms (Iron Curtain, Noel Coward, Mother's Pride) explaining to them. As this novel is set in London there are also some English concepts (council housing, O-levels) which may not localise very well for young readers who are not English.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting sequel... 31 Oct. 2012
    By Bookbug
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    (by my child - age 11)
    "A very good book, its exciting and funny, it follows the story of The Diamond Brothers Tim and Nick from their first adventure in the Falcon's Malteaser. A false accusation leads to Nick being labelled Public Enemy Number Two. If you have read the first book you will know that Tim is not very bright and not much help at all. So it is up to Nick to get himself out of trouble and prove he is innocent. The only trouble is the only other person around is dangerous...
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    15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant storyline and a great book.A must buy!!! 24 July 2001
    By A Customer
    What a great book.There was action all the way through and not a dull moment.Tim is so stupid and the gags in it will leave you laughing for a week.Nick being level headed and tim being pot brained and snape being sinister and powers being a complete goon worked brilliantly.The characters were great the plot and the end spellbounding.BUY IT NOW.P.S.--the squels are brillant too.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining 14 Mar. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I cannot praise Anthony Horowitz's writing enough: he is a master at creating suspense, twisting plotlines and always keeping the reader entertained. Public Enemy Number Two is a fantastic book, though I would recommend reading the first in the series, The Falcon's Malteaser, just to experience Horowitz's full genius.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best but a bit short 27 Dec. 2013
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    As soon as I got this book I started reading it at once. Sadly the book was over in one night. But over all it was a gripping novel with action packed adventure with a lot of suspense and that's just the start! For the diamond brothers fans I strongly advise this book no matter how short.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Very very enjoyable 28 Oct. 2013
    By sam
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    This is my favourite Anthony Horowitz book I thoroughly enjoyed it I would recommend this book to any book reader, whatever their age, that is how much I enjoyed this book in fact I would recommend any Anthony Horowitz books especially diamond brothers adventures to any one.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars The Diamond Bros are legends... 12 Jun. 2012
    By Miss
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I a eleven years old and i absolutely love all the DB books.i would recommend them to anyone! they are brilliantly written and the jokes are just hilarious. i love the characters aswell. this is yet another fantastic book by anthony horrowitz (oneof my fave authors!)
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    It is Amazingly clever!! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in the Diamond Brothers Series! Have good fun reading this book while I'm onto the next one!!😀😀
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