Hello, I'm Marissa and I love helping people find a book to sweep them away, bring them joy and take them on adventures. Nothing beats a chat with and excited kid choosing a book.
Marissa's Book of the Month - July: The Detective’s Guide to New York City
The much-anticipated follow up to the Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel has finally arrived, and Marissa is beside herself with excitement! The Detective’s Guide to New York City by Nicki Greenberg sees our plucky heroine Pepper Stark back in New York City to visit her friends Norah and Sol. It isn’t long before Pepper and her clan are drawn into a mystery surrounding an apparent poisoning at the fancy restaurant Sol works in… can the amateur detectives find the culprit?
Nicki Greenberg once again perfectly captures the time and the feeling of 1920s New York, in a clever caper featuring the dazzling lights of Broadway, murky, underground speakeasies, and more sassy broads and dames and gangsters than a Billy Wilder movie!
In a rollicking adventure with love and friendship at it’s heart, this book will sweep you away just as it has Marissa, who feels like she’s just had a trip to NYC. But a warning- the food descriptions will leave you hungry, so have a bagel or knish on hand while you read!