Sleuth or Dare: Partners in Crime – Book Review

October 11th, 2012 by

sleuth-or-dare-partners-in-crime-book-reviewAs 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.

— Karen

Karen absolutely devoured Encyclopedia Brown and Two Minute Mysteries when she was a kid. But most of the time, she needed to check the back of the book for the solution. 🙁

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7 Responses

  • Emma writes:
    October 28th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I read this for a book report, it was one of the best mysteries i’ve read. When I saw the cover I knew it was the perfect fast read. I read it even after my friend said it looked stupid but don’t judge a book by its cover

  • Jillian writes:
    December 19th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Yeah, it really is a good book. I love reading a great mystery book and this one was fantastic. The actions in this book leave you in suspense and I’m begging for more! Get this book!

  • moecha writes:
    January 11th, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    how did partners in crime end?

  • kiddiemomo writes:
    February 26th, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I secretly took this book from my sister(shhh…). It was AWESOME with a capital ”A”.

  • Anonymous writes:
    January 19th, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    whats the theme of the book

  • Debbie writes:
    April 1st, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    i love this book!!!
    best book ever!!

  • malak writes:
    November 15th, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    it was really a great book and full of mystery, for sure I recommend this book

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