Book Review: Fairview Felines ( A Newspaper Mystery #1) by Michele Corriel

Posted August 3, 2012 by Melissa in Book Review | 7 Comments

Title: Fairview Felines: A Newspaper Mystery

Author:  Michele Corriel
Reading level: Middle Grade/Young YA
Genre:  Mystery
Size: 115 pages
Release Date: July 8th 2012
Publisher: Ambush Books
Source: Blog Tour
Find It: Goodreads | Amazon

Dead people, corrupt politicians, stupid burglars and your basic mischief and mayhem are what newspapers are all about. And to tell the truth, I wanted in on it.


Thomas Weston has newspaper ink in his veins. Not only that but he also has funny headlines running through his brain 24/7. If he can convince the principal at Fairview Middle School he has what it takes, maybe, just maybe, he’ll be able to make his dream of a school newspaper come true. But first he has to figure out why all the cats in Fairview are vanishing!


This little gem has it all.  A witty male protagonist who aspires to be a newspaper journalist, a fun mystery, loads of kooky suspects and best of all…Cats!

Corriel’s writing style and pace are perfect for this cute Middle Grade mystery which I raced through in a couple of hours.  The mystery and the interactions between the kids and the adults are very well written.

And I promise that you’ll adore Thomas, our main character and narrator. His voice is believable and humorous. He’s clever and funny and I chuckled aloud more than once at the stream of headlines that he used to describe his thoughts. And who better to solve our mystery than an aspiring investigative journalist?

If you like middle grade books, mysteries, journalism, cats or better yet all of these…don’t hesitate to pick this one up.  You won’t be disappointed:)

 

 

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