As a kid I remember loving Harriet the Spy and wanting my own little club like that, so when I saw Minerva Keen’s Detective Club it made me smile. This sounds like a perfect read for Middle Grade May, so hopefully I have a review for you soon. Today is my stop on the tour hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. Keep on reading to find out more about this book!
Minerva Keen’s Detective Club by James Patterson & Keir Graff
Genre: Middle Grade Mystery
Publishing Date: May 1, 2023
James Patterson has just created the most spine-tingling, creepy-crawling, giggle-producing kid’s detective club ever.
Living in the luxurious Arcanum building—with its interior balconies perfect for playing tag, an elevator like an iron birdcage, and quirky neighbors behind every apartment door—has always been fun and games for twelve-year-old Minerva Keen…until her neighbors start getting poisoned. Anyone could be next, and everyone is a suspect, including Minerva herself.
To clear her name and help the police crack the case, Minerva starts her own detective club. So what if it has only two other members, one being Minerva’s accident-prone daredevil brother and the other being the biggest and quietest kid in school, who happens to be afraid of his own shadow? Minerva knows that with her brainpower, the club’s sleuthing skills, and case files full of suspects, they can unmask the poisoner…hopefully before it’s too late.
This page-turning new mystery series is packed with thrills, chills, laughs, and unforgettable characters and will leave kids eager to join the best club around.
If this synopsis has you curious about Minerva Keen’s Detective Club, click here for the full schedule. There are quite a few amazing bloggers and bookstagrammers talking about this book during the tour!
About James Patterson
James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author. Among his creations are Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, and Maximum Ride. His #1 bestselling nonfiction includes Walk in My Combat Boots, Filthy Rich, and his autobiography, James Patterson by James Patterson. He has collaborated on novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton and has won an Edgar Award, nine Emmy Awards, and the National Humanities Medal.
About Keir Graff
Keir Graff is the author of funny and fantastical middle-grade adventure novels including The Tiny Mansion,The Phantom Tower (a Chicago Tribune Best Children’s Book), and The Matchstick Castle (an official Illinois Reads selection). He also writes books for grown-ups—some of them under fake names! A longtime resident of Chicago, he lives near the shore of Lake Michigan with his wife Marya, sons Felix and Cosmo, and cats Toothless and Totoro.
Minerva Keen’s Detective Club sounds like a fun mystery! Did you ever want to solve mysteries as a child? Or do you have a favorite mystery? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.