by Peter Abrahams
Genre: Mystery, YA
Paperback: 448 pages
Description from the amazon:
Welcome to Echo Falls, home of a thousand secrets.
Ingrid is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or at least her shoes are. And getting them back will mean getting tangled up in a murder investigation as complicated as the mysteries solved by her idol, Sherlock Holmes.
With soccer practice, schoolwork, and the lead role in her town's production of Alice in Wonderland, Ingrid is swamped. But as things in Echo Falls keep getting curiouser and curiouser, Ingrid realizes she must solve the murder on her own -- before it's too late!
Series: Echo Falls Mystery
Down the Rabbit Hole
Behind the Curtain
Into the Dark
In-a-word(s): red pumas
I enjoyed this mystery of a sleuth in-the-makings. It included elements near and dear to me like Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland, theatre, small town, and young flickerings of romance.
Great start to a mystery series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book to see how this young sleuth develops.
* read the author's guest post excerpt starring the main character, Ingrid and her Grampy
* review copy courtesy of author
* first spotted this book at My Bookish Ways
* Alice in WhoLand event