Must Read Monday (29): No Matter How Improbable & Jolly Foul Play
Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday!
This feature is where I spotlight older, recent, or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction!
First up is No Matter How Improbable, the third entry in the Portia Adams historical mystery series from Canadian author Angela Misri. I adored the first two titles in this Sherlockian-inspired world, and look very much forward to more of this beautifully written young adult series.
No Matter How Improbable (Portia Adams Adventures #3) by Angela Misri
Expected Publication: March 22, 2016 by Fierce Ink Press
Can Portia Adams right all that has happened in her brief absence in Italy or will she lose someone she loves to the gray London streets?
Second up is Jolly Foul Play, the fourth entry in the wonderful historical mystery series, Wells & Wong, from British author Robin Stevens. The Wells & Wong middle grade series is, like the Portia Adams series, rich in historical detail and features strong female protagonists. If you are on the lookout for British-set cozy mysteries in middle grade lit or young adult, then I would definitely recommend these series!
Jolly Foul Play (Wells & Wong #4) by Robin Stevens
Expected Publication: March 24, 2016 by Puffin
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term, but nothing is the same. There’s a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects – and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found – murdered.
Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who might have committed such foul play? Could the murder be linked to the secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, that are suddenly appearing around the school? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, how will Daisy and Hazel solve this mystery?