Potkin and Stubbs by Sophie Green

This middle grade supernatural mystery kept reminding me of something until I finally realized, I'd already read it! An accidental re-read was just as much fun and a good reminder of why I keep track of my books now. SYNOPSIS In the corrupt metropolis of Peligan City, Lil Potkin, a determined young reporter, is on... Continue Reading →

Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie

Oh you spooky lovely story! If you enjoy history and suspense this middle grade book is a perfect fall read! SYNOPSIS For fans of Small Spaces and the Goosebumps series by R.L Stine comes a chilling ghost story based on real Chicago history about a malevolent spirit, an unlucky girl, and a haunting mystery that will tie... Continue Reading →

The In-Between by Rebecca Ansari

A middle grade mystery that kept me guessing right up until the ending. If you are looking for a thrilling read - look no further! SYNOPSIS Cooper is lost. Ever since his father left their family three years ago, he has become distant from his friends, constantly annoyed by his little sister, Jess, and completely... Continue Reading →

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

This historical fiction middle grade book had a mystery that kept me flipping through the pages until the very last moment. I doesn't get much better than this. SYNOPSIS In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking... Continue Reading →

Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer

The divine Netflix trailer brought this series back to my attention. Now that I have read the first book I cannot wait to get my hands on more! SYNOPSIS When Enola Holmes, the much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared—on her 14th birthday nonetheless—she knows she alone can find her.... Continue Reading →

Things in Jars by Jess Kidd

No book in 2020 has captured my attention and my imagination like this work of historical fiction. Jess Kidd's story took me back through time and challenged my reality in a book I simply could not put down. SYNOPSIS Bridie Devine, female detective extraordinaire, is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of... Continue Reading →

Frighteningly Good Read #14

I know, I know. I'm running behind. There have been some big changes to my life outside this blog that have created a little hiccup in my schedule. But, I have all day today to get caught up! So, lets start with the FGR for Saturday, October 14th. I have been reading some terrifying books... Continue Reading →

Frighteningly Good Reads #9

On the first Friday of every month my local library has a $4.00 Bag of Books sale. Sometimes there is little to nothing of interest for sale. But, this time I hit the jackpot! I found a couple of books to add to some of my series collections, some non-fiction gems and two fantastically ridiculous looking... Continue Reading →

Frighteningly Good Read #3

It is hard to write about things that make me happy when there is so much senseless violence and devastation in world. I was in an utter tailspin after hearing the news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. My heart breaks for all those who were killed, their families and for the people who... Continue Reading →

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