Sunday, March 20, 2016

Nooks & Crannies

Nooks & Crannies
By Jessica Lawson
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015. Fiction. 316 p.

Her parents having decided not to take her when they move overseas, Tabitha is going to be sent to a children’s home. Before she goes, though, she along with six other children is summoned to the wealthy estate of Countess Camilla DeMoss to discover the estate’s missing heir. The only problem is that the house has been rumored to be haunted—and when children start disappearing one by one, it seems there might be some truth behind the rumor. With the help of her trusty pet mouse Pemberley, Tabitha, along with the other children, tries to solve the mystery before it is too late.

I picked this book up because it reminded me of Agatha Christies’s And Then There Were None—people invited to a wealthy private home with no idea why they have all been gathered—and I was not disappointed. A pleasant mystery, with a feel of Roald Dahl that will make it entertaining for children. Some parts of the mystery are easily picked up, others are a surprise, but overall I would recommend it for those who enjoy the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.

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