Friday, June 5, 2009

Review of The Mystic Lighthouse Mysteries: The Mystery of the Dark Lighthouse

The Mystic Lighthouse: Mystery of the Dark Lighthouse
The Mystic Lighthouse Mysteries: The Mystery of the Dark Lighthouse
Author: Laura E. Williams
Publisher: Scholastic (2002)
Paperback, 128 pages
ISBN-10: 0439217261
ISBN-13: 978-0439217262

Eleven-year-old twins Jen and Zeke live at the Mystic Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast with their Aunt Bee. As guests gather to celebrate the lighthouse's bicentennial, a storm causes a power outage.

After Jen and Zeke discover a young guest, Karen Mills, searching for something in the B&B, they're intrigued. Karen is related to Catherine Markham, the daughter of Mystic Lighthouse's first keeper. Karen has Catherine's diaries and is searching for secret passages that are mentioned in the diary. There are also rumors of a treasure hidden somewhere in the lighthouse and it quickly becomes apparent that each guest is searching for it. Can Jen, Zeke and Karen find it first?

The reader is encouraged to gather clues and solve the mystery along with the main characters. A blank suspect sheet like the one Jen and Zeke use in the story is provided for the reader. A fun and exciting story in a great setting.

Rating: 7/10.

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  1. That sounds fun. I'll have to suggest this one to my young nephews.

  2. This will be a good summer read for my nephew. (O.K. I'll be reading it, too!)

  3. Beth F, it was a really fun book. I think your nephews would enjoy it!

    Gwendolyn B, it's a perfect summer read (for both of you!) I hope you enjoy it!

  4. great book. Great descriptions and suspense