Author: Liam Moiser
Genre: Children’s / Tween Mystery
Moore Field School and the Mystery is the start of an exciting children’s series featuring Samantha, whose parents teach at her school, Moore Field School in Manchester, England. Her best friend is Jessica. But Moore Field School is about to close down. At the last minute, the headmistress, Miss Moore, moves the school to Lakeview, a place she has always liked. Just what is the mystery at Moore Field School? Before the first term starts at Lakeview, the students go to a fun camp where they hear about a local haunted house. Meanwhile, some scary men are searching for long-lost trophies that they will do anything to find. They even search Miss Moore’s office for clues to where the trophies could be hidden. What is happening with the trophies and how is Moore Field School involved?
Samantha goes to school at Moore Field School, a small private school. Unfortunately, the school has to close due to the nearby public school’s popularity. However, the headmistress, Miss Moore, comes up with a plan and moves the school to Lakeview in an attempt to save the school. Before first term starts, the kids go to a nearby camp, and hear a legend about a local haunted house. Samantha and her friend Jessica are eager to solve the mystery, but with some scary men looking for long-lost trophies, they’re in for more than they bargained for.
This book read more like a lower grade than a middle grade read. It was quite short, at around 120 pages, but I enjoyed it. The kids’ interactions were fun, and the plot was pretty decent.
The writing dragged a bit at the start, and the girls’ interactions seemed too formal for their age. But as the book progressed, the dialogue improved.
A nice read. I wouldn’t mind reading the next books in the series.