The Midnight Tunnel

The Midnight Tunnel

A Suzanna Snow Mystery

Book - 2011
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In 1905, Suzanna is in training to be a well-mannered hostess at a Loch Harbor, New Brunswick, hotel, but her dream of being a detective gets a boost when a seven-year-old guest goes missing and Suzanna's uncle, a famous detective, comes to solve the case
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545208628
0545208629
Characteristics: 283 p. ; 20 cm

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greenacres
Dec 22, 2015

noting is as it seems; isn't that always the case with a mystery!

litriocht Jun 17, 2014

In the early twentieth century, a young girl living in a remote beach town wants to be a detective like her famous uncle. Her parents, managers of the grand hotel that is the area's main employer, would prefer for Suzanna to work in the tourism industry, like them. At first, Zanna's detective dreams seem unlikely to come to fruition, as not much exciting normally happens during routine-filled days in Loch Harbor, New Brunswick. This summer, though, a 7-year-old girl is kidnapped. Even Zanna's snooty Uncle Bruce, the investigator extraordinaire that the kidnapping victim's family hires from nearby Boston, has trouble solving the mystery.

While Zanna wants to be taken seriously as she gathers clues, Uncle Bruce initially dismisses her attempts to help. This refusal to take her clue-finding skills seriously is reflected by the way he calls her Suzie, instead of the acceptable nickname of Zanna or even her real first name of Suzanna. As Zanna gains confidence throughout the course of the story, however, she convinces the people around her to listen to her investigative ideas.

Aside from the central mystery, this book features a hidden fortune, false & true friends, and some cantankerous characters. A lighthearted beach read, this novel could be a good fit for both mystery & historical fiction lovers.

anythingfantasygoes Jul 13, 2013

This book was awesome! i really love mysteries, and this was a very good one! Unfortunately, since I've read so many mysteries, I figured out all the clues and what happened way before Suzanna "Zanna" Snow, which kind of ruined it for me a little. But overall, this was a great book, and I would definitely recommend it to mystery lovers!

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dovercourt
Apr 14, 2013

its slightly differnt for a mystery. i like how it takes place in th past(1900s) and how the unexpected happens.

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chocolatechip
Dec 20, 2011

Well I'm not finished it yet but so far I love it! and because it's a mystery,I have my own detective note book.So I'm following right along with the story :)

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princess555
Jun 03, 2011

No less than 5 stars. I mean, yeah, there are a ton of mystery books. Robbery, yeah. Murder, (Kate Brian's Private and Privilege series cover that) yeah. Missing people, yeah. Kidnapping, oh, for sure. But you can't get any more exciting than The Midnight Tunnel. Amazing, you never would have thought who the kidnapper turned out to be! Even I couldn't geuss. But then again, I'm not the kind of detective that Suzanna is. It was also very exciting to read about Mr. Johnston's fortune, and what it had to do with the kidnapping. I never knew such small details could turn out to play such a big part! Like the mermaid statue on the fireplace mantle, or the scrap of scalloped linen on the bush that Suzanna found. Well, okay, I did know that little details counted. (That is thanks to Ally Carter's Heist and Gallagher Girl series. Oh, and also the Castle TV show) But how they were all woven into the mystery was pretty cool. ;) Anyways... 5 stars!

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anythingfantasygoes thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Apr 14, 2013

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joycemas
Jul 02, 2014

A girl's gone missing. Can Suzanna solve the crime? It is 1905 and young Suzanna works at her family's inn in Loch Harbor, New Brunswick, where she is trained to be a well-mannered hostess and a charming lady. Suzanna has other ideas for her future--she wants to be a detective. When a young guest goes missing on a stormy summer night, Suzanna's famous uncle, Detective Bruce Snow, comes to solve the case. But Suzanna learns that not everything is as it seems. With a little help from her friends, can she solve the mystery of the missing girl before her uncle closes the case?

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