Title: Dead Man's Hand (Caden Chronicles, #1)
Author: Eddie Jones
Publication date: October 23, 2012
Genre(s): Middle Grade (Murder Mystery)
Woah. This is a really good murder mystery with a touch of romance. I loved it! It was an amazing read and kept me up all night. At first i kinda dragged my way through the book until a charecter died in the second chapter ( I flipped out a little and texted all my friend, none of which cared :) ), which was the problem in the plotline. I got all excited and pretty much plowed my way through the rest of the book ( getting in quite a bit of trouble for not doing my homework :) ).
The characters reminded me of the Westing game, all of them being prime suspects except for the detective, all of them pointing fingers to the other suspect. At the end, the person who talked the least was the killer. How ironic. I have always been a fan of first person writing, so the syle suited my needs.
The ending was pretty satisfying but still made me all excited about the next book. I thought that the fact that Mr. Jones wrapped up the story by making up another murder mystery was so clever! I would recommend this book to an audience of 6-9 graders. Keep reading, fellow readers!