Not Your Average Detective Story

Tragedy blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything, creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle, and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it’s still the mansion you remember. Or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild. Because after disaster strikes, the important thing is that you move on. But if you’re like me, you just keep chasing the storm. 

I was and guess will forever remain a die-hard Veronica Mars fan. That angst ridden teenager on the quest for solving unsolvable cases everywhere held fast to my ever growing need to get the bad guys. If you like a little quirkiness with your mystery, here are a few books and a movie in our collection that although will never replace Veronica Mars, they can sure get you through the withdrawals.

whatwaslostIn What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn, we meet feisty yet withdrawn 10-year-old Kate Meaney who spends her time doing surveillance work at the Green Oaks shopping mall with her sock monkey side kick Mickey. Eager to find a case to solve, she looks for and documents any unusual happenings, but she may have found more than she bargained for. Now it’s 20 years after Kate Meaney has gone missing with no trace as to where, and one possible suspect on the run. Stranger still when Lisa, a manager at Your Music, finds Kate’s monkey behind pipes in a hallway and Kurt, a mall security guard, begins to see glimpses of a little girl on the mall security cameras. These seemingly strangers, the living Continue reading “Not Your Average Detective Story”