Middle Grade on Monday – Eternity Engine

The seas have parted to reveal the remains of humanity’s lost empire and opened a path from Shipwreck Island to the Enemy’s City. Now only Ellie Lancaster and her orphan friends can prevent a terrible war. As Kate marches north at the head of her army, panic infests the City as the Enemy’s strength grows.…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday – Eternity Engine

Middle Grade on Monday – Agatha Anxious and the Deer Island Ghost

On her 13th birthday, Agatha Anxious is assigned her first ghost. Now, her Aunt Hattie has vanished. A pirate coin, strange messages drawn by a skeleton hand, and a chance book report provide clues to unraveling the mystery, one which requires a midnight trip to a funeral home and a secret mission to a haunted…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday – Agatha Anxious and the Deer Island Ghost

The Socialite´s Guide to Murder – S.K. Golden

It’s 1958 and Evelyn Elizabeth Grace Murphy has not left the Pinnacle Hotel in fourteen months. She suffers from agoraphobia, and what’s more, it’s her father’s hotel, and everything she needs is there. Evelyn’s always been good at finding things, she discovered her mother dead in a Manhattan alleyway fifteen years earlier. Now she’s finding…… Continue reading The Socialite´s Guide to Murder – S.K. Golden

Middle Grade on Monday – Festergrimm

When Herbie and Violet’s arch-enemy Sebastian Eels turns up in Eerie-on-Sea, seemingly back from the dead, it can only spell bad news. The town may welcome his entrepreneurial scheme to resurrect Festergrimm’s Waxworks, a dusty and defunct old gallery of spooky characters from Eerie legend, but Herbie and Violet are suspicious of his motives. And…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday – Festergrimm

Middle Grade on Monday – My Friend the Octopus

England, 1877, and aquarium fever is at its height. Twelve-year-old Vinnie Fyfe works in the tea-shop at Brighton aquarium, and waits for her milliner mother to return from Paris. The arrival of a giant octopus changes her life for ever. Discovering a talent for art, Vinnie begins to draw the extraordinary beast. She soon realises…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday – My Friend the Octopus

Middle Grade on Monday: Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms

Enter a wonderful world filled with real magic, mystery … and danger. As if being small for his age and also having S. Horten as his name isn’t bad enough, now 10-year-old Stuart is forced to move far away from all his friends. But on his very first day in his new home, Stuart’s swept up in…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms

Review A Bride´s Guide to Marriage and Murder – Dianne Freeman

On the eve of her marriage to George Hazelton, Frances has a great deal more on her mind than flowers and seating arrangements. The Connors and the Doyles, two families of American robber barons, have taken up residence in London, and their bitter rivalry is spilling over into the highest social circles. At the request…… Continue reading Review A Bride´s Guide to Marriage and Murder – Dianne Freeman