Friday, October 14, 2011

Review: Three Sisters by Helen Smith

ASIN #: B004M5HK0M
File Size: 78 KB
Copyright: 2011

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

It's bonfire night in London. Emily has been invited to a party in the big house at the end of her street by the new owners, whom she has never met. Emily's dog Jessie has recently died so Emily is feeling a little raw and emotional. How could she know, as she left her house that evening, that she was making an appointment with death?

Mandy's Review:


My original thoughts on this cover were: I would like to see a different art design for this cover. The dog is referenced in the story, but doesn't really play a huge role. The font and effects on the lettering could be better also... too much curviness.

Then, as I was looking online for a picture of the cover, I found this:

This cover looks A LOT better than the one that came on my e-book.  I would still like to see something other than the dog, but at least it looks like an actual book cover.


There's a murder afoot!

There's a party at the house at the end of the street. All of the neighbors are invited. There are quite a few circus acts, a DJ, a fire-pit roasted pig, etc. During the festivities, Emily has to figure out who killed a girl ... or was she really murdered?

Main Characters

Emily - Recently lost her dog, Jessie. Decides to go to the party to try and get over the death of her dog. Instead, Emily winds up "investigating" a crime.

Dr. Muriel - Emily's neighbor - Dr. Muriel plays the Dr. Watson to Emily's Sherlock Holmes.

Joe - Helps the circus folk out by building the props.

Chris - Owner/manager/mastermind behind all of the festivities.


I think this short whodunit would be good for a preteen or teen to read to get them interested in mysteries. For adults, however, this story would need to be improved upon and fleshed out.

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