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Middle Grade Mystery Mini-Reviews

I’ve read several books recently that seem to be on a similar theme, so I thought I’d scoop them all up into one post of mini reviews. None of these were quite my usual cup of tea, but they should all be hits with those who love middle grade mysteries set in the real world!

All three of these were sent free of charge for me to review; the first two were unsolicited physical proofs from Nosy Crow and the last was one I requested from NetGalley.

The Secret Detectives by Ella Risbridger

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Review: The Last Smile in Sunder City

The term ‘most anticipated book of the year’ gets thrown around a lot in book blogging (I do it too, I know!) but I have genuinely been on the edge of my seat to read this since the announcement that it had been picked up – and it’s not even out until February 2020! The Last Smile in Sunder City is the debut novel by Luke Arnold, who just so happens to play my favourite character in one of my favourite shows, Black Sails (which you should totally watch). Great acting doesn’t necessarily mean great writing, so I was apprehensive, but wow, was this man blessed when they handed out creativity, because this book is absolutely PHENOMENAL.

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Review: Lady Helena Investigates

While browsing NetGalley for something to read (because I clearly don’t have enough on my TBR as is…), Lady Helena Investigates caught my eye. As I mentioned in my review of Point of Honour, I’m not big on crime, but historical mysteries tend to get a pass because I enjoy the sociology aspect of them. So I requested this Victorian mystery, and it was lovely!

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