Jesper Jinx and the Turkish Pepper Review

Turkish Pepper

Jesper Jinx is back and about to get a lot more than he bargained for when he acquires a bag of Turkish Pepper!

I am loving the Jesper Jinx series of children’s books. Jesper Jinx and the Turkish Pepper is the third book in the series written by Finnish author Marko Kitti. Jesper loves playing pranks but never has much luck with them.

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. He loves pranks, especially at his sister’s expense.

Our author, Marko (aka Silly Old Scribbler) still doesn’t have permission to publish Jesper’s stories. So as in the previous two books, before you start reading you still need to sign the Secrecy Agreement and agree to the Terms. But most importantly of all, 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 and the Turkish Pepper us 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: £5.99 (paperback) / £2.99 (Kindle edition)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

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