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text 2019-01-18 10:50
Cover Reveal! The Haunting of Elmwood Manor ( A Pekin Dewlap Mystery) Pamela McCord!





Hello Readers! This one is for you young and young at heart readers! Today, I have a cover reveal for you, one that sent chills down my spine!











The Haunting of Elmwood Manor 
by Pamela McCord 
(a Pekin Dewlap Mystery) 
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: May 20th 2019
Genres: Middle-Grade, Mystery





Pekin Dewlap hasn’t seen a ghost since she was twelve. But she’d do anything to get them back. Starting a ghostbusting business with her two best friends, Amber and Scout, seems like the perfect way to accomplish her goal. Of course, playing with ghosts isn’t high on their wish list, so Pekin has to do some arm-twisting to get them on board.


Once committed, Pekin and her friends find themselves in deep, trying to solve the disappearance of fourteen-year-old Miranda Talbert. Miranda went missing in 1918, and her spirit has wandered the halls of Elmwood Manor for the last hundred years.


In the midst of finding Miranda, discovering her budding feelings for Scout, and consoling a terrified Amber, Pekin is met by an angry ghost set on thwarting her plans. Will the Ghosties be able to help Miranda, or will Pekin’s business die before she solves the mystery?




Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42770560-the-haunting-of-elmwood-manor-a-pekin-dewlap-mystery



NOTE: The release date has been moved up to Marcy 1, 2019!



Pam was born in Arkansas several decades ago. She’s not sure if that makes her a Southern Girl or if moving to Southern California when she was five revokes her Southern Girl card.  She started writing later in life when she was challenged by a friend to create a book out of his story idea.  Reaching the first 5,000 words was a milestone, but with time and hard work she managed to finish an entire book, much to her surprise.  Since then, she’s written several novels, in several genres.

Romance, middle grade and paranormal comprise most of her work. Pam has spent over 40 years working as a legal secretary at a law firm in Orange County, California. Aside from writing, she follows the stock market, buying, selling and trading stocks and options. In contrast to that, she loves trips to Las Vegas where she can spend many happy hours at the Pai Gow tables. She shares a condo with her very own My Cat From Hell TV star, Allie, who manages to exude just enough affection to make her scary feral ways tolerable.


Website - https://www.pamelamccordbooks.com/


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pamela.mccord.9







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review 2018-01-22 18:10
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling,Stephen Fry

I have never been a big Harry Potter fan and I haven´t even read book six and seven yet. But the audiobooks narrated by Stephen Fry might actually change this. He is a genius, at least when it comes to the narration of these books (I guess he is a genius in every other aspect as well, but lets just stick to the audiobooks for now). The way he uses his voice and how the whole audiobook is produced adds a whole new dimension to these stories. I love listening to them.


The Chamber of Secrets will never be my favorite Potter, though, and I can´t even say why that is. Probably because Hermione is missing for a good part of the book, I always feel there is something missing when she isn´t around. On the other hand there is Gilderoy Lockhart, who I have the slight suspicion about that he might be Reinhold Messner in disguise (Lockharts "Year with the Yeti" book made me chuckle).


So five blazing stars for the narration, 4 stars for the story, 4.5 stars overall.


I can´t wait for the Prisoner of Akzaban, my favorite Potter so far (both book and movie) and I can´t wait to start listening to it maybe today, maybe tomorrow morning.

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review 2016-10-02 19:18
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents: Black Cat
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents - Lemony Snicket

File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents is a collection of short mysteries that take place between the second and the third book in the series All the Wrong Questions. The series is a prequel to A Series of Unfortunate Events and is written in the same style. It's both humorous and dark; if your not a fan of A Series of Unfortunate Events, you won't enjoy this book.  As the title suggests it's a collection of 13 mysteries, including 'The Black Cat Cafe', and 26 solutions. It's set up like the Encyclopedia Brown series and it brought up a lot of good memories sitting in the library and speeding through book after book.

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review 2016-09-11 07:00
The House With a Clock in Its Walls
The House With a Clock in Its Walls - Edward Gorey,John Bellairs

10 year old Lewis has to live with his uncle Jonathan after his parents has died. What Lewis doesn´t know is that his uncle is a wizard and that something sinister is going on in the walls of their house. What is the big secret behind the constantly ticking clock behind the walls?


The House With a Clock in Its Walls is a charming little read and I would have loved it as a child, I have no doubt about it. It´s a spooky and mysterious adventure with great (and eccentric) characters. And I especially enjoyed that the unpopular, overweight boy, who has no friends, is the one who tries to save the day.




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review 2016-06-22 13:01
Moone Boy: The Fish Detective
Moone Boy: The Fish Detective - Nick V. Murphy,Chris O'Dowd

I won a free copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway.


I picked up this book because I was looking for something light and funny after the events of last weekend. This book fulfilled that requirement and while the humor was a little juvenile in parts, that's to be expected for a book aimed toward middle-grade aged children. What made me rate it so highly was the message in this book, which I didn't expect. With all the xenophobic rhetoric that's being thrown around it's extremely relevant and I'm glad to see acceptance of others being pushed so heavily in a book aimed toward the middle-grade crowd. I needed that after last weekend.

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