Welcome to day one of the party! Before we get started, you might want to read this introductory post by our main hostess Rebekah Morris just so you know how this thing works. 😉 Since my posts are a little long, I’ll be posting twice a day; so be sure to check back later for more book recommendations.
Mysteries are so much fun! I love guessing along with the detective and splitting my brain trying to race them to the solution. Unfortunately, it’s pretty hard to find ones that are clean enough for my taste, but I do have a few I can recommend! 😉
The Kitten Files series by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick
This book (as well as it’s adorable sequel) is a great, clean mystery suitable for all ages. The main thing going for it is the cat’s sarcastic POV (think Hank the Cowdog–but a cat!); but the mystery was well developed and had some really great surprises. 😉
Gift from the Storm by Rebekah Morris
This mystery is one of my all-time favorites (why else would it be in this post?). 😉 I loved the suspense as we hit just the edges of the solution, came up with false ones, and waited with Amy to find her memories; and the sweet family life was a huge bonus you don’t often find in books. For more reasons to read it and a content advisory, read my review.
The Man Who Knew Too Much by G.K. Chesterton
G.K. Chesterton was absolutely brilliant, and therefore so are his characters. This book is chock full of brilliance, surprises, and British wit. Not recommended for younger readers because of some British expletives and a few murder mysteries (we skipped the most gruesome ones); but definitely recommended to anyone who loves a book that makes them think!
The Graham Quartet and the Mysterious Strangers by Rebekah Morris
We love the idea of Hardy Boy-style mysteries with vintage kids running around saving the world from nuclear war; but unfortunately we’re not huge fans of books with children in danger (at least for our younger readers). This series (yes, there’s another one I have yet to read!) has all the excitement and great vintage feel of those mysteries with a close-knit family and great values thrown in. (Not to mention that their parents are AWESOME and the authorities actually show up to help.) 😉
The Lost Clue by O.F. Walton
At first this is one of those long-lost-everyone-is-aristocracy-wow books I’m usually so tired of. 😉 Look a little closer and it’s a pretty neat mystery with great values (I love Marjorie! I want to be her when I grow up!), and if you have the pretty Lamplighter edition that’s even better. 😉
I am so excited to join in this party as we discuss our favorite books and suggest what you should read next! Comment below for an entry in today’s giveaway of my ebook The Treasure Hunt.
For links to the other blogs participating in this party and more information on the grand prize, visit our hostess blog. 😉