Twitter Tumblr FlickrFacebookContact me
This Month Previous Articles Author Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio

Recent posts


Month in review

Reviews
The American Highway by William Kaszynski
Blizzard by John Rocco
The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
Displacement: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
Don Eddy: The Art of Paradox by Donald B. Kuspit
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
Finding Someplace by Denise Lewis Patrick
Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
The Flying Squad by Edgar Wallace
George by Alex Gino
Ghoul Interrupted by Victoria Laurie
Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 1: 1970s-1981 by Ed Piskor
In the Driver's Seat by Cynthia Golomb Dettelbach
Last Message by Shane Peacock
The Lincoln Highway by Michael Wallis
Magic Thinks Big by Elisha Cooper
A Murderous Yarn by Monica Ferris
My Name Is Maria Isabel by Alma Flor Ada
Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith
Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester
The Spider by Elise Gravel
A Spirited Gift by Joyce Lavene
A Stitch in Time by Monica Ferris
Tommy Can't Stop! by Tim Federle
Unraveled Sleeve by Monica Ferris
Up, Tall and High by Ethan Long
The Vacation by Polly Horvath
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Woundabout by Lev A.C. Rosen

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



A Spirited Gift: 11/13/15

A Spirited Gift by Joyce LaveneA Spirited Gift by Joyce Lavene is the third of the Missing Pieces Mystery series. Mayor Dae is hosting a regional mayors conference at the Blue Whale Inn. Unfortunate timing has brought a rare hurricane up to North Carolina and with it, death.

There's something about big storms that stir up unrest in the living and in, Dae's case, the dead. The book blurb says who died but I recommend not reading it as it's presented as a well-written, suspenseful bit of discovery.

Besides the modern day murder, Dae has to contend with her own history. She has been reconnected with her absentee father and has been befriended by a pesky ghost pirate who wants his long since besmirched reputation restored.

Now I know what you're thinking. He's a pirate; he deserves whatever reputation he has. Not so! His part of the plot is similar to that of the logger ghost in the "Northwest Mansion Mystery" episode of Gravity Falls.

Four stars

Comments (0)


Name:
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:
Comment: