Wednesday 2 May 2012

Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams

I've come to this series rather late - I believe the first one was published in 2006 - but the first 3 books have just turned up in my local independent bookshop with new jackets & a quote from Stephen King...and I was tempted.

King says "I couldn't put it down...I'm hooked on Echo Falls." And he was right!

Echo Falls is the town where 13 year old Ingrid Levin-Hill lives. She is an avid reader of Sherlock Holmes, loves soccer and is a budding actress. However one soccer training evening Ingrid takes a wrong turn, ends up in the wrong end of town at the wrong time and witnesses a murder (well, almost).

Things quickly get curiouser and curiouser as the local sheriff starts asking awkward questions, the director of the local play has a sudden accident, her parents start arguing, the wrong person gets arrested and Joey, a boy from school, starts calling her for a chat.

The mystery is not that hard to solve, but Ingrid is a delight and since the whole thing centres around her, it works. And works well.

If you like Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden style mystery series, then this is for you.
Excellent for mature 10+ readers


  1. You still got to this series before me. I hadn't actually heard of them- this sounds a fun book.

  2. I LOVE your blog! One of my daughters is an 11 year old book nerd, so she will definitely appreciate me finding your blog, also. And, hey our backgrounds match!

    Thanks for the follow!

  3. I really enjoyed the first 2-3 in this series and had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder. I also liked a YA he wrote called Reality Check.

    1. I had forgotten about this series too! It looks like he only did 3 books though, so you probably read them all. I see he also writes dog stories as Spencer Quinn, if that name means anything to you at all.


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