Book Review: Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts

I spotted Kate Racculia’s Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts on my husband’s nightstand and thought it looked like fun.  I wasn’t disappointed! It’s a thoroughly delightful read, set in Boston, so it’s fun to recognize the many names and places in the book.

Tuesday Mooney is a quirky researcher for nonprofits (one reviewer likens her to a grown-up Wednesday Addams) who puts her skills to use in a city-wide treasure hunt. The hunt is set up by an eccentric billionaire, Vincent Pryce, after he keels over at a charity auction mid-bid.  His obituary invites everyone to team up and play along to solve his Edgar Allan Poe-inspired puzzle. The prize? A piece of his sizeable fortune.

Tuesday enlists the help of a best friend, a teen neighbor, and a young heir to chase down clues throughout the city while they all struggle with their own ghosts from the past.  An adventure novel reminiscent of The Westing Game, this book is fun puzzle to solve alongside the many curious characters involved in the hunt.

Review by Amanda Walden, Children’s Room and Circulation Staff.

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