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by Jessica Haight

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The book grabbed me at the beginning. For some reason, I struggled to read it; I am in a Nancy Drew loop and reading a Young Adult mystery novel in the 20th century was a bit off putting. Yet after reading it, I wanted to turn around and read it again. The creator of Nancy Drew would be proud. ( )
  seki | Jan 31, 2016 |
This novel is an old-fashioned ghost mystery.

Fairday Morrow’s parents have moved her from her home in Manhattan to a small town to renovate an old house into a Bed and Breakfast. Unknown to the family, the house has a sordid past. The owner’s daughter disappeared on her wedding day. The owner then died mysteriously by falling from the third floor balcony years later after being a recluse. No one has lived in the house since.

Fairday isn’t happy about leaving her best friend, but they are only an hour apart and can visit monthly. Upon arriving at the house, Fairday hears bagpipes and sees strange happenings. She and her best friend Libby had formed a detective society, so Fairday has all the equipment necessary to investigate. Fairday and her father discover the third floor behind a locked door. It’s here where a strange mirror shows a door that isn’t in the room. While babysitting her sister, Fairday looks over to check on her when she sees that she has gone into the mirror and is almost through the door. Scared, Fairday barely pulls her sister out. Luckily, her best friend Libby is to arrive to visit for the weekend. Once she arrives, they are joined by a boy Fairday has met at school whose father is part of the FBI. Between their packs of equipment, they are determined to uncover who the ghost is and what they need to do to be safe.

This is a fun mystery. I would be way too scared to live in this house. The ghost and the danger are too much for me. If you like mysteries and ghosts, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this story. ( )
  acargile | Dec 30, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385744714, Hardcover)

Fans of the classic detective/spy story as well as the popular THE SECRET SERIES will adore this highly illustrated debut middle-grade adventure featuring three young sleuths!

Fear Not the Unexpected.  

Eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow is less than thrilled that her family is moving thousands of miles from civilization to the quiet country town of Ashpot, Connecticut, where she’s absolutely certain she’ll die of boredom.
As if leaving New York City and her best friend, Lizzy, the only other member of the elite Detective Mystery Squad (DMS), weren’t bad enough, Fairday is stuck living in the infamous Begonia House, a creepy old Victorian with dark passageways, a gigantic dead willow tree, and a mysterious past. 
         Before she can even unpack, strange music coming from behind a padlocked door leads Fairday up a spiral staircase and into a secret room, where an ancient mirror, a brass key, and a strange picture of a red-haired lady are the first in a series of clues that takes the members of the Detective Mystery Squad on an amazing adventure.

(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:49:23 -0400)

When eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow and her family move from Manhattan to the infamous Begonia House in the quiet country town of Ashpot, Connecticut, weird clues could lead to big trouble for Fairday and the rest of the Detective Mystery Squad.

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