The Maisy Files series Review (Books 1-3)

December 12, 2015 Book Reviews 1

The Maisy Files is a really cute junior detective series. I seen that Lola’s blog tours had book three up for review and was delighted to see that I would also be able to review book one and two.  Since book three is the main focus it’s on top but each book has my review on them. 🙂
Maisy and the Mystery ManorMaisy and the Mystery Manor (The Maisy Files #3)
by Elizabeth Woodrum
Genre: Mystery
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date: October 17, 2015

Blurb:
Super sleuths will be thrilled to know that everyone’s favorite fourth-grade detective is back with a double dose of mystery adventure! As Maisy participates in a mystery weekend event for junior detectives, she uncovers a real case. Could a ghost be haunting Mystery Manor? Find out in the exciting third installment of The Maisy Files!

You can find Maisy and the Mystery Manor on Goodreads

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My Thoughts:

This one was a much better mystery and it has Maisy at a junior detective event. She ends up uncovering more than she was suppose to as she investigates. This time her friend Veronica is with her as she is starting to get the detective bug since she sort of helped with the case in book two.

Not only do they have the case of the missing Tiara, but is the manor really haunted or is someone wanting everyone to think there is a ghost?

I really enjoyed this one and I just adore Maisy. Can’t wait to see what other cases she solves! If you have young readers who are into mysteries these books are perfect for them.

I listened to the audiobook version and this one had a different narrator. Even though she had an older sound than the previous narrator I liked her a lot better as she was really good with doing different voices. Narrated by Amy Rubinate. 4.5 stars

Maisy and the Missing MiceMaisy and the Missing Mice (The Maisy Files #1)
by Elizabeth Woodrum
Genre: Mystery
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date: October 5, 2013

Blurb:
When a mysterious thief called The Black Boot takes credit for stealing the school’s mascots, Maisy Sawyer has a mystery to solve! Maisy is the best detective in fourth grade. No, she’s the best detective in the whole school, and rescuing the little mice is her new mission. Raising the stakes, The Black Boot has also taken Maisy’s famous lollipop collection and warns her to stop searching for the mice if she ever wants to see her lollipops again. Follow the clues as Maisy tries to discover the identity of The Black Boot in this first adorable installment. Dive into Maisy’s world of mysteries and lollipops today!

You can find Maisy and the Missing Mice on Goodreads

You can buy Maisy and the Missing Mice here:
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My Thoughts:

Maisy is a serious sleuth and will take on any case. She takes on the mission to find the schools missing mice. Who ever stole the mice has also stolen her cherry lollipop collection! That really makes Maisy upset. She has also taken on the mystery of the missing tooth that her friends little brother asked her to find.

Don’t mess with Maisy and her lollipops! 🙂

When Maisy starts sleuthing everything turns into sort of a crime noir feel for her. She sees everything in black and white and it’s really cute. I really enjoyed this middle grade mystery and if you have any young readers who like mysteries.

I listened to the audio version which was good though you could hear the narrator take a breath a lot as she read. Other than that it was pretty good and a real quick listen at 1 hour and 5 minutes. Narrator Reba Buhr. 4 stars

 

Maisy and the Money MarauderMaisy and the Money Marauder (The Maisy Files #2)
by Elizabeth Woodrum
Genre: Mystery
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date: February 17, 2015

Blurb:
Maisy is back!

Lunch money has been stolen at West Valley Elementary, and everyone’s favorite fourth-grade detective in on the case. With a cherry lollipop in hand, her fedora, and her trusty notebook, Maisy steps into her black and white mystery world to search for clues. Join Maisy on her quest to unmask a thief in Maisy and the Money Marauder.

You can find Maisy and the Money Marauder on Goodreads

You can buy Maisy and the Money Marauder here:
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My Thoughts:

Maisy’s friend Veronica has found her a new case. Some of the girls in the lunch line had been missing money. Not enough money to really be suspicious but when several students are missing money Maisy knows something is up.

Maisy is a lot of fun and she really enjoys being a detective. She is also really good at finding clues and putting them together to find the culprit.  I really enjoyed this and it’s great for young readers.

I listened to the audiobook and the narrator is good.  The only problem I had was there was this loud ding at the end or maybe beginning of each chapter. If I would have had my earphones on it would have hurt my ears, but I happened to be just listening to it on my phone without my ears in. 🙂 I don’t think it needs that nasty ding in there it’s just annoying. Other than that the audio is good and the narrator I thought did a better job this go around. Narrated by Reba Buhr. 4 stars

About the Author:
Elizabeth Woodrum has been a teacher for thirteen years. She came to love writing when she was in elementary school, but more recently began writing material for use in her classroom. From that writing, grew the desire to write books for the general population of children and adults alike. The Maisy Files, a children’s series, is the first series that she has published.

As a reader, Elizabeth prefers the fantasy genre, but she enjoys realistic fiction as well. Some of her favorite authors include JK Rowling, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, and Nicholas Sparks.

Originally from Indiana, Elizabeth currently lives in Ohio with her two pets: a cat named Butterscotch and a dog named Reese Cup.

 

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