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Since reading Marco Conelli's first offering, The Prison of Souls, I got the fever for some new teen crime-solving books. Mistakingly going the route of the famous crime author turned YA author, I picked up Grisham's Theodore Boone-Kid Lawyer and wasted my time reading a book with uninteresting characters and honestly no ending. Matthew Livingston is a dark and serious 17 year old who breaks the ol' Nancy Drew mold in pieces. In the Millionaire Murder,he is brought a perdicament by young Dennis Sommers, future journalist. Fearing the Police have dismissed a philanthrapist's death as mere misadventure, Matthew dives into a homicide investigation that runs him up against the law. With the most colorful character of all, Sandra Small and her, car racing, motorcycle jumping, butt kicking ability, the mystery and adventure is untoppable in this genre. Now available on Nook, I have to read it again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 20, 2009
Marco Conelli has demonstrated a unique writing skill that can be enjoyed by young adults as well as those older readers. He provides a clear transition from his first book and the characters take on a life which we are all accustomed to ... one of trying to stay out of trouble but not succeeding too well. I look forward to seeing this series continue and providing much enjoyment. Young readers look out, you're going to get hooked on this author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The (still) newest teen gumshoe returns with a mystery that explodes (literally). If you thought the Prison of Souls was dark wait until you read its successor the Millionaire Murder. Matthew Livingston, along with frustrated high school journalist and above, beyond, and benevolent Sandra Small hunt down a new age criminal psychopath. A much overdue upgrade to this genre made famous by the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. A must read for young adults as well as adults that just love a good mystery.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.