By: Mark Greenwood
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Penguin
Published: 30 Jan 2017
ISBN: 9780143309260


In March 1942, an aircraft prepares for a desperate midnight escape, taking refugees to safety in Australia. Just before take-off, the pilot is entrusted with a mysterious, wax-sealed package. But when the plane is shot down by the enemy and crash lands on the Kimberley coast, the package is forgotten. Until someone stumbles across the find of lifetime . . .


This is a fabulous new history based ‘series-with-a-twist’ by Mark Greenwood. All titles leave the reader with things to discover and mysteries to solve, and will make for great class discussion and debate.

Diamond Jack is set during World War II and follows the story of Jack Palmer, who spent his life travelling up and down the Kimberley Coast, looking for any opportunity that came his way.

When the war started to be played out right on Australia’s doorstep, Diamond Jack found himself in the middle of it, when he happened to come across the plane that had been shot down, with very precious diamonds on board!

But what really happened to those diamonds? This is the mystery that you are left to solve...

A fabulous and intriguing Australian historical mystery that will leave you wanting to read the rest of the series.

Reviewed by Sam