Friday, April 12, 2019

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: The Haunting of Elmwood Manor by Pamela McCord @XpressoTours

The Haunting of Elmwood Manor
Pamela McCord
(a Pekin Dewlap Mystery)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: March 1st 2019
Genres: Middle-Grade, Mystery

Pekin Dewlap hasn’t seen a ghost since she was twelve. But she’d do anything to get them back. Starting a ghostbusting business with her two best friends, Amber and Scout, seems like the perfect way to accomplish her goal. Of course, playing with ghosts isn’t high on their wish list, so Pekin has to do some arm-twisting to get them on board.

Once committed, Pekin and her friends find themselves in deep, trying to solve the disappearance of fourteen-year-old Miranda Talbert. Miranda went missing in 1918, and her spirit has wandered the halls of Elmwood Manor for the last hundred years.

In the midst of finding Miranda, discovering her budding feelings for Scout, and consoling a terrified Amber, Pekin is met by an angry ghost set on thwarting her plans. Will the Ghosties be able to help Miranda, or will Pekin’s business die before she solves the mystery?

My Review:

Pekin Dewlap wants to start her own business hunting ghost. Pekin use to see ghost but hasn’t seen any in a few years. She is hoping with her new ghost business that she will start to see them again. Pekin talks her two best friends into helping her with her ghost hunting. Pekin wants to find ghosts and help them take care of whatever is holding them here so they can cross over.

Their first client is the owner of Elmwood Manor. In 1918 fourteen-year-old Miranda went missing and her body has never found. Miranda has been haunting Elmwood Manor for the last one hundred years. Pekin, Amber and Scout do a little investigation to find out what happened to Miranda.

Miranda is not the only one haunting Elmwood Manor. Miranda may not be a ghost to worry about harming them but this other ghost just may be a different story. Who is this other person haunting the halls of Elmwood Manor and what is his story? Can Pekin, Amber and Scout help Miranda or will this other ghost get to them first?

The Haunting of Elmwood Manor is a fast paced read that will hook you from the first page. I really enjoyed following Pekin, Amber, Scout and Miranda around the halls of Elmwood Manor trying figure out what happened to Miranda. I can’t wait to read more about Pekin’s ghost hunting business to see where her investigations will take us next.

I would recommend The Haunting of Elmwood Manor to anyone who is looking for a good ghost story. 

Author Bio:

Pam was born in Arkansas several decades ago. She’s not sure if that makes her a Southern Girl or if moving to Southern California when she was five revokes her Southern Girl card. She started writing later in life when she was challenged by a friend to create a book out of his story idea. Reaching the first 5,000 words was a milestone, but with time and hard work she managed to finish an entire book, much to her surprise. Since then, she’s written several novels, in several genres. Romance, middle grade and paranormal comprise most of her work. Pam has spent over 40 years working as a legal secretary at a law firm in Orange County, California. Aside from writing, she follows the stock market, buying, selling and trading stocks and options. In contrast to that, she loves trips to Las Vegas where she can spend many happy hours at the Pai Gow tables. She shares a condo with her very own My Cat From Hell TV star, Allie, who manages to exude just enough affection to make her scary feral ways tolerable.



Giselle said...

Great review, Nancy! This sounds like a fun, action packed MG read! I love mg mysteries they can be so imaginative and entertaining!

Anonymous said...

My granddaughter would love to read this.