The Haunting of Elmwood Manor - Pamela McCord

So excited to be invited on to the Book Blog tour for this novel, The first in the Pekin Dewlap Mystery series!

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 Thoughts:

This is the delightful yet intense and creepy story of Pekin and her 3 friends, together they form a ghostbusting business, there is plenty of mystery and suspense with a touch of romance all which combine to make a great story that young teen readers would enjoy.

The story overall had an overall happy feel to to it even if at times it was a little creepy! enough to make me think twice about reading so late!:)

At its heart this is a story not just of the paranormal but of growing up, friendship and knowing when to ask for help.

Mini Twist Review:

I really liked this book, it was creepy at parts and i found that great and enjoyed been scared, the romance love bit was mushy but i really liked the characters and the story was really good. I love mystery books and i look forward to reading more from this author.

Mini Twist aged 12

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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. Author links:


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