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Title: Murder by Page One (Peach Coast Mystery #1) by Olivia Matthews Pages: 336 Genres: Cozy Mystery Publisher: Hallmark Publishing (Mar. 23, 2021) Summary: Marvey’s a librarian from Brooklyn who makes book-themed jewelry as a hobby, looks after her cranky cat, and supports events for readers and authors. She’s still adjusting to quirky small-town life in Georgia – and that’s before she discovers a dead body in a bookstore. When her new… Read More

Title: The Message in the Hollow Oak (Nancy Drew #12) by Carolyn Keene Pages: 181 Genres: Mystery, Children’s Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (1972) Summary: A group of professional detectives challenge Nancy to tackle a mystery that they have failed to solve: find an invaluable message hidden by a missionary centuries ago in a hollow oak tree in Illinois. While searching the woods for the ancient tree, Nancy and her friends live with a group of young… Read More

Title: And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich Pages: 352 Genres: YA, Paranormal, Horror, Mystery Published by: Little Brown Books for Young Readers (Sept. 6th, 2016) Summary Stay away from the woods… When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt’s home, it’s immediately clear that the manor is cursed. The endless creaking of the house at night and the eerie stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets… Read More

Hey everyone!  To celebrate the recent release of Tied to Deceit by debut novelist, Neena H. Brar, I’m reviewing the book for my stop on the blog tour! Title: Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar Pages: 328 Genres: Mystery Published by: Penguide (Aug. 4th, 2018) Summary On a drizzly August morning, the inhabitants of the hill town of Sanover, Himachal Pradesh, wake up to the shocking news of the murder of the exquisite, secretive, malicious, and thoroughly… Read More

Title: Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by Hope Larson Pages: 112 Genres: Graphic Novel, Mystery, YA Published by: BOOM! Box (Oct. 11th, 2016) Summary GOLDIE VANCE IS ON THE CASE Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance has an insatiable curiosity. She lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and it’s her dream to one day be the hotel’s in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, together they utilize her… Read More

Title: Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie by Anthony Del Col, illustrated by Werther Dell’edera  Pages: 162 Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Graphic Novel/Comic (Rating Teen+) Published by: Dynamite Entertainment (Nov. 28, 2017) Summary Volume collects issues 1-6 A Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery unlike any other you’ve ever read! When the teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father – a detective in the small resort town of Bayport… Read More

Title: Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle Pages: 357 Genres: YA, Magical Realism, Mystery Published by: Kathy Dawson Books (Aug. 8, 2017) Summary If you’re not careful, you can spend your whole life looking for what you’ve lost. One stormy summer in a small Irish town, things begin to disappear. It starts with trivial stuff—hair clips, house keys, socks—but soon it escalates to bigger things: a memory, a heart, a classmate. Olive can tell that… Read More

Title: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading Pages: 262 Genres: Mystery, Adventure, YA, Middle Grade Published by: Amazon Digital Services (Nov. 30, 2012) Summary Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty… Read More

Title: Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young Pages: 288 Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Romance, Horror Published by: Simon Pulse (Nov. 3rd, 2015) Summary Stay tonight. Stay forever. When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning… Read More

In this near-future psychological thriller, a wealthy inventor’s daughter and a guy from the wrong side of the tracks are entangled in a revenge kidnapping and imprisoned in a mountain cabin to await ransom. They must trust each other and work together if they want to escape, but they’re both keeping secrets. And secrets can be deadly. Title: All Her Secrets by Kate Avery Ellison Pages: 250 Genre: Young Adult Psychological Thriller Publisher: Self-Published… Read More