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Review: The Vanishing Staircase by Maureen Johnson

Genre: YA, Mystery, Thriller Summary: The Truly Devious case—an unsolved kidnapping and triple murder that rocked Ellingham Academy in 1936—has consumed Stevie for years. It’s the very reason she came to the academy. But then her classmate was murdered, and her parents quickly pull her out of school. For her safety, they say. She must move past…

Review: City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

Title: City of the Lost Author: Kelley Armstrong Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery Summary: Casey Duncan once killed a man and got away with it. But that’s not why she’s on the run. Her best friend’s ex has found Diana again, despite all Casey has done to protect her. And Diana has decided the only way she’ll ever be safe…

Review: All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth

Title: All These Beautiful Strangers Author: Elizabeth Klehfoth Genre: Suspense, Mystery, Scandal Release Date: July 10th, 2018 Summary: In the last day of summer, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Allister Calloway, vanished from the family’s lake house without a trace, leaving behind her seven-year old daughter, Charlie, and a slew of unanswered questions. Years…

Review: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Title: Truly Devious Author: Maureen Johnson Genre: YA, Mystery Summary:  Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is…

Review: Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich

Title: Hardcore Twenty-Four Author: Janet Evanovich Genre: Mystery Summary: Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won’t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie’s main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun—whether that’s for…

Review: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Title: A Study in Charlotte Author: Brittany Cavallaro Genre: YA, Mystery, Sherlockian Summary: The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not…