Sunday, December 10, 2017

Seven of the best middle grade mysteries

At the BN Kids Blog Maria Burel tagged "seven middle grade mysteries to cozy up with on dreary days," including:
Chasing Secrets, by Gennifer Choldenko

In 1900 San Francisco, 13-year-old Lizzie is stuck in a girls’ finishing school, when she’d much rather be studying science. It’s while on house call visits with her physician father that she discovers the underbelly of the city, a world as far removed from finishing school as one can get. When Chinatown is quarantined amidst rumors of the plague, Lizzie breaks all social class rules and befriends Noah, their Chinese cook’s son, who has been hiding in the servant’s quarters. Together, the two attempt to unravel the medical mystery that has taken over San Francisco. If you’re looking for a fast-paced blend of historical fiction, medical drama, and mystery, this one is for you.
Read about another entry on the list.

Coffee with a Canine: Gennifer Choldenko & Sasha.

--Marshal Zeringue