Tag Archives: Mystery

3 Great Middle Grade Realistic Picks

If you’re looking for some contemporary realistic fiction, here are three solid titles for a range of tastes from full-on adventure to more introspective. To Catch a Cheat by Varian Johnson. Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2016. The officially-ended Greene Gang … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Greenglass House

It’s been three long years since we were first introduced to Milo Pine and his parents in their fabulous inn at Greenglass House.  I was very excited that the new book was nominated for the Cybils, so that I had … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tuesday: Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2016

I had so much fun with this topic in the spring, and again now looking at what my friends are planning to read, that of course I had to participate in this week’s Top 10 Tuesday, hosted as always by the dedicated … Continue reading

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Murder is Bad Manners

I’m pretty sure that I first heard about this one from the Book Smugglers – Ana living in England could of course read this before me here in the U.S. Brandy at Random Musings of a Bibliophile and Karen at … Continue reading

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The Detective’s Assistant

I really enjoyed Kate Hannigan’s Cupcake Cousins, which I won after last year’s 48 Hour Book Challenge.  This one is historical – more my usual style – so I was especially excited to see it coming out. The Detective’s Assistant … Continue reading

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Enchantment Lake: Review and Giveaway

Today I’m honored to be the last stop on the book tour for the upcoming book Enchantment Lake. Thanks to the publisher for an ebook review copy for me, and for three signed hard copies of the book to give away … Continue reading

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”Shouldn’t You Be in School?”

”Shouldn’t You Be in School?” All the Wrong Questions Book 3. by Lemony Snicket. Art by Seth Little, Brown and Company, 2014. A second Dashiell appears in this book (see Space Case for my first Dashiell of 2014), a librarian … Continue reading

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Greenglass House

Not long after I finished reading the Kate Milford books the Book Smugglers sent me, her latest book came into the library! Greenglass House by Kate Milford. Clarion Books, 2014 Milo has grown up in an old mansion in the … Continue reading

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The Seat of Magic

I am still recovering from our large Talk Like a Pirate Day celebration at the library on Saturday – but since official Talk Like a Pirate Day isn’t until the 19th, you still have time to celebrate if you haven’t … Continue reading

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The Golden City

This is historical fantasy set in Portugal, a rare enough setting that I couldn’t resist it. The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney. ROC Penguin Group, 2013. Oriana Paredes is a sereia, a sea person, undercover in the Golden City, … Continue reading

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