Master Diplexito and Mr. Scant: The Shanghai Incident by Bryan Methods is set mostly in Shanghai, China. Mr. Scant’s brother, Uncle Reggie, believes his daughter, Miss Gaunt, has gone missing. Master Diplexito and Mr. Scant go to Shanghai to find her, while Uncle Reggie recovers from a bullet wound. While in Shanghai, Diplexito and Scant get caught up in an evil plot by the Star and Stone Association to start a civil war in China. Their adventure finally leads them to find Miss Gaunt, and together they try to foil the plot to start a civil war.
I would recommend this book if you like adventure novels with some mystery mixed in. The plot was interesting, and one event leads to the next with non-stop adventure. The author gives many good details, such as descriptions of “new” and “old” Shanghai that made me feel like I was there. Master Diplexito and Mr. Scant: The Shanghai Incident is an amazing book, and I would recommend it for ages 7-12.