The Mystery of the Cupboard
The magic cupboard is locked in a bank vault with the key, but what if the key fits the sealed cashbox that Omri finds in the eaves of his new home? What will Omri find inside the eaves of his new home? Will there be more little figures that come to life?
Reviewed on 12th November 2023
The fourth book in the cupboard series, and this one I remembered from my childhood as being my favourite.
Omri and his family have moved away from London to the countryside in the South West, after inheriting a house from a distant relative. And here we finally learn more about the history of the cupboard.
This is quite a shift in tone from previous books, with the action being mostly in the past and being communicated to the present. This makes for a more relaxing tale but also a more interesting, more detailed, and more contemplative story.
I still found it to be the best of the series, although in doing this re-read I have learned that there is a fifth book, which I’ve not previously read, so it will be fascinating to find out how the story continues.