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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Two mystery books. One in the present and one set in the past.

Two short reviews.

America is in a depression and entertainment is the only way ordinary people can add a bit of light to their lives.

The pair of detectives in this book are supposed to be complementary to each other. Apart from their work there is a thread of deep friendship between the two apparent in a matter of fact way.  There is a good mystery here, with a lot of historical fiction detail along with the colorful background which goes with theatre.

Reminscent of an Agatha Christie this was a good mystery detective story.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of BooksGoSocial.

Children here and see things that adults think pass them over. When Scooter and Mary overhear that their great great grandfather was hanged in Dry Gulch in California their interest is piqued. They want to get to the bottom of this mystery which is not discussed in the family and swept under the carpet.

On a holiday with their Uncle and Aunt they try to uncover this mystery and clear his name. Not easy seeing that this happened in 1873 and very few clues lie around.

More like a Western than a mystery, this was different reading from the usual.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Austin Macauley Publishers.

1 comment:

  1. Both of these sound interesting. The Opening Night Murders sounds like good historical fiction. I'm curious about the what the children see and hear around The Haunted Hanging Tree.