Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication date: May 2010
Source: review copy provided by publicist
Sherlock Holmes Baldwin (aka Sherry) is becoming an old hand at solving mysteries. When she and her friends discover a plot to put their new favorite makeup store out of business, she decides to use her new skills to find the culprit. She even enlists the help of her ghost mother, who works for a ghost detective agency. But, things don't run quite as smoothly as she'd like and she just might end up making a bigger mess of things than before.
Things I Liked:
This was a fun, light, and fluffy read. I enjoyed having something quick and entertaining to read between more dense matter. It was fun to follow the fairly straight-forward plot of this mystery. While there are plenty of red herrings and predictable points in the story, it is sure to entertain those tween girls looking for a new mystery series starring someone a little more up-to-date than Nancy Drew. A cell-phone wielding, makeup wearing, purse shopping kind of girl they might even relate to.
Things I Didn't Like:
Again, pretty predictable in plot, and rather mindless in terms of anything deeper than what color of eyeshadow to wear. But, pretty fun all the same.
Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden fans might like this series
I So Don't Do Mysteries and I So Don't Do Spooky by Barrie Summy
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
light kissing and hand holding
Overall rating: ****
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