Category Archives: mystery

In This Grave Hour: A Maisie Dobbs Novel – Jacqueline Winspear

As the wireless crackled to life, conversation stopped and tension mounted. Maisie waited in the drawing room with her best friend, Priscilla, and Priscilla’s husband and boys. It was Sunday, September 3, 1939, and they were all prepared for what … Continue reading

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The Edge of Everything – Jeff Giles

Zoe lives in an isolated cabin in Montana where the winters can be brutally cold.  During a blizzard, she finds her little brother almost frozen and they take shelter in an abandoned cabin where an elderly couple was murdered.  The … Continue reading

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The Murderer’s Ape – Jakob Wegelius

Sally Jones is an ape.  She was captured years before and lived through many trials before the story opens.  She is highly intelligent and quite mechanically gifted.  Sally does not communicate vocally but can write and this story is her … Continue reading

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Caraval – Stephanie Garber

Scarlett and Tella’s mother disappeared years ago, leaving them to be raised by an increasingly cruel father.  If he perceives one has misbehaved, he hurts the other as punishment. Their father is the governor of an island and has forbidden … Continue reading

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Iceling – Sasha Stephenson

Lorna’s father is a scientist and was working in the Arctic when he discovered a boat drifting.  They board and discover babies. No crew.  Just babies.  Many died, but those that survived were placed with families that had a child … Continue reading

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The Door that Led to Where – Sally Gardner

AJ never knew his father or knew of his father.  He was raised by a single mother in a small apartment in London, who seemed to always resent having him.  After failing most of his graduation exams, his mother decides … Continue reading

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The Leaving – Tara Altebrando

Six kindergarteners don’t return home from school.  They are missing for eleven years.  Then one night, five are returned.  Blindfolded, they are dropped off in a playground in town with a map to their home in their pocket with no … Continue reading

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