Reviews by Tag: murder mystery

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The Drowning Summer by Christine Lynn Herman

The Drowning Summer

By Christine Lynn Herman
4
Rated by
Aleeza M.
Jun 25, 2022

The main characters of The Drowning Summer are Mina and Evelyn. Mina’s family can speak to spirits and they later find out that Evelyn can too. Mina wants to break her curse so that she can learn to do magic herself. She can’t do this yet, because she has to make a deal with the spirit that is cursing her. So, Mina and Evelyn banish the spirit altogether so that Mina can start practicing her magic. Then, they both go back to living their normal lives and Mina gets to do magic.

Teen Review
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

By Holly Jackson
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Jun 23, 2022

This book kept me on my toes till the very end. I wouldn’t say it was predictable at all, and was overall very creative and interesting to keep up with Pip as she uncovers the truth of a murder accusation case. It was intriguing to see the way she worked through the case, with limited resources and being a teenager investigating such a taboo topic in her town, along with the mental toll it took on her. This is overall fast paced and also has a slight romance. I feel like the book could have been a little shorter, however, the writing is still very interesting.

Teen Review
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying

By Karen M. McManus
5
Rated by
Teen Book Reviewer
Jun 21, 2022

One of Us is Lying is one of best books I’ve ever read. 4 teens are being targeted as suspects of a murder of one of their classmates. They witness the death of this classmate, Simon, while serving detention due to an allergic reaction. Since they were the only ones to witness this, Addy, Cooper, Brownyn, and Nate, they are all targeted as suspects of the murder of Simon. Simon was a loner that created many enemies by revealing secrets about classmates in an app called About That.

Teen Review
Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Five Little Pigs

By Agatha Christie
4
Rated by
A_Gascich
Jun 15, 2022

Five Little Pigs is a mystery novel written by Agatha Christie. It is the 25th novel in the Hercule Poirot mystery series, but the novels do not need to be read in order. It follows Poirot as he investigates murder of a famous painter, Amyas Crale. The painter’s wife, Caroline Crale, was convicted, but 16 years later, her daughter receives a posthumous letter from Caroline proclaiming her innocence. This book is another classic from Christie. As usual, it’s well-written.

Teen Review
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None

By Agatha Christie
5
Rated by
Sophie G.
Jun 14, 2022

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, is a mystery novel about eight strangers who are summoned to an island by a mysterious host, U.N. Owen. These eight, along with two housekeepers, find out that they are trapped alone on the island and cannot find their host. Each of these strangers have a dark secret, which has marked them for murder. Their deaths will mirror a nursery rhyme they find in their rooms. One by one, each is picked off, and there will be none left by the weekend, according to the plan.

Teen Review
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

By Holly Jackson
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Jun 14, 2022

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson is mystery fiction. Five years ago, Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. Case closed. Everyone knows he did it. Pippa Fitz-Ambi isn’t so sure. Growing up in the same town the murder was committed, it just doesn’t make sense. When the time for her senior project comes, Pip decides to solve this mystery and prove Sal innocent. She teams up with his brother, Ravi. As she starts uncovering some truths, it's clear that whoever did this really wants it to say covered.

Teen Review
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying

By Karen M. McManus
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Jun 14, 2022

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus is mystery fiction. On a regular Monday afternoon, five completely different kids walk into detention. The brain, the beauty, the criminal, the athlete, and the outcast. Except Simon, the outcast, never makes it out of detention. During detention, Simon died and his death wasn’t an accident. The next day, Simon planned to leak juicy secrets about the four classmates, which makes them all suspects in his murder.

Teen Review
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying

By Karen M. McManus
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Jun 10, 2022

One of Us is Lying is a mystery novel about four high-school students: Bronwyn Rojas, Nate Macauley, Adelaide Prentiss, and Cooper Clay. They each just want to graduate high school without problems, but that’s not possible. One day, the four of them along with another student, Simon Kelleher, get stuck in detention. That same day, Simon dies from poisoning in his drink, and the police suspect it’s one of the four who killed him, especially after news comes out that Simon had dirt on each and every one of them.

Teen Review
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

By Holly Jackson
5
Rated by
Nala C.
Jun 7, 2022

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson is an enthralling mystery following the too-curious-for-her-own-good protagonist Pippa Fitz-Amobi (Pip), who has decided to reinvestigate a murder from five years prior in her town–Fairview–for her senior capstone project. Whilst uncovering dark secrets about the supposed murder, Pip finds herself discovering much more than she sought out. As Pip gets closer and closer to the truth, an unknown source tells her to stop her digging.

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