October 11th, 2012 by Karen
As soon as I heard the premise of the Sleuth or Dare series by Kim Harrington, I just had to read it — and I was not disappointed! (And I’m not just saying that because I work at the company that publishes the books; I don’t work on them at all myself anyway.)
Best friends Darcy and Norah set up a fake detective agency for a class project, but before long, they get an anonymous message asking them to solve a real mystery! Even though they’re just middle school students and not true private eyes, Norah and Darcy take the case — and soon they’re hot on the trail of a missing person.
Now, I love a good mystery, but as you may know, I am a HUGE scaredy cat. That means I stay away from any mystery that involves brutal murder, constant physical danger to the good guys, supernatural elements, pretty much any bloodshed at any level, etc. I know I miss out on a lot of good books this way, but I just don’t like feeling terrified and not being able to sleep at night. Luckily, Partners in Crime is an enjoyable mystery without any of those elements. There’s definitely some danger and a twist ending, but nothing that’s going to give you nightmares.
Plus, Darcy and Norah feel like real kids you’d know from school — they’re funny, relatable, and enjoyable to read about. Can’t wait to get my hands on Book 2: Sleepover Stakeout and Book 3: Framed & Dangerous!
Have you read any Sleuth or Dare books? Leave a comment with your thoughts or submit your review! Or leave a comment and tell me YOUR favorite mystery.