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The Misfits Club: 01/23/19
The Misfits Club by Kieran Mark Crowley is set in a small middle of nowhere Irish town. It opens with Amelia doing the initiation to join the Misfits Club while the other members, Brian, Hannah, Chris and Sam have decided this will be their last summer together since they've completely failed to solve any mysteries.
The book is told from multiple points of view from straight forward prose to journal entries, diagrams, and newspaper articles. This approach to narrative doesn't always work for me, but in this case with engaging characters and a lighthearted tone it works.
Stemming from part of the initiation, where Amelia is told to take a selfie in a known haunted house, the mystery unfolds quickly. There are a series of observed events that at first glance would seem unrelated. When taken as presented through these different source materials, a larger crime come into focus.
Although this book is written for middle schoolers, it has all the hallmarks of an adult cozy. It is character and situation driven. It's set in a small town. The sleuths are amateurs with a unique and useful skillset. There are fun supporting characters who can help or hinder.