Review! Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor by Julie Ann Grasso

frankieFrankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor

By Julie Ann Grasso

Illustrated by David Blackwell and Samantha Yallope

136 pages – age 8+

Published by Julie Ann Grasso on July 11, 2014

Summary: Frankie Dupont’s family is traumatized because a family member went missing. When Frankie’s uncle, aunt, and cousin were staying in a nearby hotel while their house was getting fixed, Kat, Frankie’s cousin, went missing. Because Frankie’s dad, a private eye, is away on a case, Frankie goes himself to check it out. The hotel, Enderby Manor, has very strange employees, and Frankie is very curious about the hotel and why he’s never heard of it. With the help of a teenage boy named Lachy who just started working there, Frankie is going to unravel the mystery of Enderby Manor.

What I liked about it: This was a fun, kid-friendly, exciting mystery. Ms. Grasso is a great author. I love the paranormal aspect of this book. Frankie is a great kid. He is very devoted to being a detective, which I am glad of. He is a great role-model for other kids. I think that Ms. Grasso has written a wonderful story that kids will love. It is a quick and easy read, very appropriate for 7 year olds. The characters are quirky and funny. The hotel seems like a very nice and fun place. If it wouldn’t… Oh, I probably shouldn’t tell you that. Spoilers and all, y’know? Well, if the hotel didn’t do a major setback, I would like to go there. 🙂 I can’t wait for book 2!

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

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20 replies

  1. On our list to read this week (in between editing and fun stuff). 🙂 We love Julie’s books! Great review, Erik.

  2. Sounds like a great read for young kids.Love the trailer. Julie Ann Grasso is a wonderful writer.

  3. Looks like a good one! Great trailer!

  4. Thank you so much Erik, for once again taking a chance on my books. I am delighted that you enjoyed Frankie. Stay tuned for book 2. “Frankie Dupont And The Lemon Festival Fiasco” coming some time in 2015. Hurrahhh

  5. Great review Erik. Lucky you didn’t spoil anything because I’m half way through it now! Excited about the paranormal parts. Yay!

  6. This sounds like a great mystery treat for a young reader. Thanks for the review.

  7. Thanks for the link! I knew you would like the book. I like how Julie didn’t give anything away. I could not figure out what was going on until Frankie figured it, and I was probably a bit behind him. Nice review. You have just been rolling along. How many books have you reviewed thus far this year?

    • She is a master at young kid’s mysteries! (although, surprisingly, Sherlock Holmes mysteries are incredibly hard to solve. The mysteries give one or two clues, and Sherlock normally has the mystery solved as soon as the person walks in the doorway to 20 Baker St.)

  8. Kids do love a good mystery, as they like to feel they could have solved it themselves.

  9. Such a colorful book cover! Looks action-packed too. 🙂


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