Fantasy Book Review: The Dead Girls Detective Agency

The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox

Maybe if I hadn’t slept through my alarm, slammed into Kristin—my high school’s reigning mean girl—or stepped in a puddle, destroying my mom’s new suede DVF boots (which I borrowed without asking), I wouldn’t have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, and I wouldn’t have been pushed in front of that arriving train. But I did, and I was.

When I came to, I was informed by a group of girls that I’m dead. And that because I died under mysterious circumstances, I can’t pass straight over to the Other Side. But at least I’m not alone. Meet the Dead Girls Detective Agency: Nancy, Lorna, and Tess—not to mention Edison, the really cute if slightly hostile dead boy. Apparently, the only way out of this limbo is to figure out who killed me, or I’ll have to spend eternity playing Nancy Drew. Considering I was fairly invisible in life, who could hate me enough to want me dead? And what if my murderer is someone I never would have suspected?

Charlotte is a sweet girl with a caring boyfriend. It’s hard to believe anyone would want to kill her. But when Charlotte gets the chance to investigate her own murder, she gets to see her peers’ true sides. The other girls in the Dead Girls Detective Agency are fun and vibrant and add a lighter tone to their limbo status.

Fantasy meets mystery in this series debut with plenty of potential. With likeable characters and ones you’ll love to hate – this ghostly adventure is unique and entrancing. Well-paced with several surprising twists along the way, young mystery fans will want to check this one out. I’ll certainly be looking forward to future installments in this captivating new series.

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