Kidnap On The California Comet Blog Tour

I’m so excited to be hosting a spot on this amazing book blog tour with Turn The Page Tours. Keep reading to check out my review and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!!

Kidnap On The California Comet

Written by M.G. Leonard & Sam Segman

Middle Grade

256 Pages

Ages 10-14

Feiwel & Friends


In this second book of the middle-grade Adventures on Trains series, amateur sleuth Hal Beck travels to the U.S. with his uncle to ride a famous train―the California Comet―and stumbles on a new mystery to solve, in M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman’s Kidnap on the California Comet…

After his adventure on the Highland Falcon, amateur sleuth Hal Beck is excited to embark on another journey with his journalist uncle. This time, they’re set to ride the historic California Comet from Chicago to San Francisco.

Hal mostly keeps to himself on the trip, feeling homesick and out of place in America. But he soon finds himself drawn into another mystery when the young daughter of a billionaire tech entrepreneur goes missing!

Along with new friends―spunky 13-year-old Mason and his younger sister, Hadley―Hal races against the clock to find the missing girl before the California Comet reaches its final destination.

My Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

It’s not very often I find a sequel as good as the original. This is one of those exceptions. This book was so much fun to read. You get to play detective right along with Hal, Uncle Nat and his comrades that he meets along the way. There are a ton of suspects that will keep you guessing, along with little clues. I love that there’s a time crunch – The mystery has to be solved before the end of the train ride. The relationship between Hal & Uncle Nat is beautiful. The illustrations bring the entire book together flawlessly. Even though this is sequel you can read it as a stand-alone. Overall a wonderful book that readers of all ages will enjoy!!

Meet The Authors

M. G. Leonard is the award winning, bestselling author of the Beetle Boy books. She works as a freelance digital media producer for clients such as the National Theatre and Harry Potter West End. She lives in Brighton with her husband and two sons, all of whom are crazy about trains. She is the co-author of the Adventures on Trains series.

Connect With M.G. Leonard


Sam Segman is a novelist, playwright, and award winning digital producer. He worksas a digital project manager for the National Theatre, where he also hosts and co-produces their podcast. He grew up with a railway line at the bottom of his garden and has been fascinated by trains ever since. He is the co-author of the Adventures on Trains series.

Connect With Sam Segman


Huge thank you to the wonderful people at Turn The Page Tours and the authors for gifting me a copy of this amazing book in exchange for my honest review. You can order both books below by clicking on the images!!


Enter to win one (1) set of finished copies of The Highland Falcon Thief and Kidnap on the California Comet by M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman!

  • Open USA only
  • There will be 1 winner.
  • Giveaway starts: Monday, February 22, 2021
  • Giveaway ends: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. CST

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