Author: Kim Harrington
Published: Scholastic Inc., May 2012
Series: Book 1, Sleuth or Dare
When best friends Darcy and Norah have to create a fake business for a school assignment, they come up with a great idea: a detective agency! Darcy loves mysteries, and Norah likes helping people, so it's a perfect fit.
But then their pretend agency gets a real case. Someone is missing, and it's up to Darcy and Norah to take on the search. Unfortunately, there's someone else out there who doesn't want the two detectives stirring up any trouble. . . .
With the help of hidden clues, spy gadgets, and trusted friends, can Darcy and Norah crack the case in time? (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: As an avid Kim Harrington fan I was excited to read her middle grade mystery series. The first book was so awesome it had me laughing at many points and I just thought the whole thing was really entertaining.
The story was really cool. The mystery was interesting and it was something a little different. I say that because most of the time I’m reading murder mysteries. Anyway, this mystery was quite refreshing and while I predicted it my 12 year old self would have greatly appreciated it.
Darcy and Norah were so awesome. I feel like I could relate to both of them because they both had personality traits that I also had. Norah was worrisome about getting good grades but a really nice person while Darcy had this wild streak but was good at heart.
Overall, I loved Partners in Crime and I am eagerly anticipating the next book in the series.
Source: Own Copy