Jesper Jinx and the Turkish Pepper by Marko Kitti Review

Turkish Pepper

Jesper Jinx is back for a third time in a new collection of stories and is about to get a lot more than he bargained for when he acquires a bag of Turkish Pepper!

Jesper Jinx and the Turkish Pepper is the third book in the children’s series written by Finnish author Marko Kitti. Jesper is a prankster and loves nothing more than playing pranks on others to relieve his boredom, the only problem is that they tend to go wrong.

In case you are new to the series and haven’t read Book 1: Jesper Jinx or Book 2: Jesper Jinx and the Sneezing Season, Jesper is 11 years old and lives with his Mum, Dad, 12 year old sister Melinda and Snowy the cat in Puffington Hill on the South Coast of England. His best friend is Oliver and he loves playing pranks, especially when they are at his sister’s expense.

Familiar readers will be aware that our author, Marko (aka Silly Old Scribbler) doesn’t have permission to publish Jesper’s stories (Jesper told him them in the strictest of confidence). So as in the previous two books, before you start reading you still need to sign the Secrecy Agreement and agree to the Terms. This is to ensure that you DON’T TELL JESPER! He cannot know of existence of these books, otherwise we, as readers, will be deprived of more stories.

So now the “legalities” are out of the way, let’s get back to the book. In Book 3: Jesper Jinx and the Turkish Pepper, Jesper acquires the last bag of the ‘Silly Old Scribbler’s’ (Jesper’s name for the author) extra hot Turkish Pepper which lead to some extraordinary events.

We also see Jesper creating his own Declaration of Independence so that he doesn’t have to clean his room, but for every action is a consequence – as Jesper is about to find out! He and Oliver decide to camp for the night in the garden with disastrous results including them both getting stuck in a window and a large police presence. Frank Fox lets us know how Jesper’s bag of chocolate chip cookies went missing. He is tricked, along with Melinda, into a singing contest which ends up with Jesper becoming locally famous.

And to end the book of Jesper’s wonderful stories, there is a bonus exclusive rare interview with Snowy the cat!

Overall, Jesper Jinx and the Turkish Pepper is quirky and fun that the young and old will enjoy. It’s not just for 7 year olds! I love Jesper’s antics and especially love the way the author involves readers by writing the book as if he were telling a secret to the reader and how he involves the reader with the signing of the Secrecy Agreement before continuing to read the book.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £4.99 (paperback) / £2.99 (Kindle edition)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

For more information about Jesper Jinx and the series visit www.jesperjinx.com.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided with a free copy of this book for the purposes of writing an honest and impartial review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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