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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks – Review by Heather Bahm

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks is a teen/young adult fantasy and supernatural mystery/thriller. This story had me intrigued just by reading the author’s synopsis for the book. At just 15 years old, Mia’s life has changed and she thrust into a hole with unexpected events unfold. The pace of the book keep me engaged along with following Mia along her journey to clear her family’s name. I enjoyed this story so much, that I will be getting a copy for my daughter to read as this genre is right up her alley. This series is bound to be a fun and mysterious read.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks – Review by Shannon Fowler

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a fun little story. This story if good for anyone who likes mysteries and a talking cat! Definitely good for teens! Entertaining enough for adults as well!

The coolest character is of course Mia who is the main character. The secondary characters are helpful and easy to read about. With the secondary character of Donna Antonio standing out for me. Knowing who this character is named after gave me an extra smile.

This book starts out a little sad and foreboding. “The circle of life blossomed all around him and increased his melancholy. He hated it. Detested the circumstances that brought him here today. He longed to know what happened to his family.” As the story progresses, this foreboding turns into an “ah ha moment”. Getting to know this character and what made him so sad is part of the enlightenment of this story.

This is my first book by Hawks and I can see her becoming a go to author.

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks – Review by Maura Harper

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first story I’ve read by this author and the first few pages gave me a heavy feeling in the pit of my stomach. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen and almost closed the book. I am so glad I did not.

This is one of those stories that I don’t want to say anything about because I feel like it would be spoilers. What I will say is that it is a whimsical, quick moving, well developed story that I think everyone would enjoy. I would recommend it to an elderly book club and middle school students alike.

I have always enjoyed stories that have a playlist… well this story has a cookbook at the end. Recipes of a meal that is served in the story. I have highlighted for a future family dinner.

I will absolutely be watching out for the next installment of this delightful series.

Review by @mauraharper

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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks – Review by Emily Walsh

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms
By: Laura Hawks
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks was an intriguing original read, that kept me flipping the pages.

The first book in what I believe is going to be a crazily outstanding series, we are taken on a mysterious adventure with a talking cat and a teen who learns that her life and what she believe isn’t all that true. As YA is my guilty pleasure, when I seen this quirky read pop up I had to grab it, and man oh man, I’m so happy I did.

Fresh, gripping and pulling, this book dug its claws in right away. I didn’t really know what I was getting into, but in a few short seconds, I knew I made the right choice. For a 15 year old, Mia is something else. Normally I have loads of problems with YA MC’s, but not with Mia. She’s strong, resilient, and sets a clear gold of what needs to be done. Gumshoe, he’s the perfect match, and I want a talking sassy cat. That cat really brought this story together in that unique way, and Mia, with her awesomeness, push this story forward into something amazing.

On a whole this book is worth your time, energy, and it gets my super high recommendation and my golden stamp of approval.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) By Laura Hawks – Review by Laura Furuta

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)
By: Laura Hawks
5 out of 5 stars

The story Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks is a YA mystery/fantasy book. It is amazing to read, and I found myself not able to put it down until I had finished the final page. I loved the characters of Mia Thomas and Gumshoe. Mia has just turned 15 years old. She has a kind heart, determination, and good instincts. So much is happening on her special day. She sets out to clear her family name and from financial ruin. Will she succeed? Gumshoe is Mia’s familiar. He drinks coffee and wine along with helping Mia with her investigation. Will Gumshoe and Mia find out the truth behind what is happening to her family? Is Mia in danger from her investigation? What does their future hold? Read this book to find out. This is a story that is entertaining from beginning to end. There is mystery and I felt like I was right there with Mia and Gumshoe trying to put the clues together. I enjoyed reading about the interactions between the additional characters had with Mia. Mia and Gumshoe are characters that I grew to care about with each chapter that I read. This is a book that had me turning pages to find out what happened next and how it all would end. Highly recommended.

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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a young adult story that I enjoyed from beginning to end. It is a well written story that is creative and engaging. The characters are connectable and I enjoyed one being a cat. It’s Mia’s birthday but her life is about to change among them, a stray cat starts talking to her. What will happen when they try to clear her family name? Will it become a game of survival? I enjoyed Mia and Gumshoe, they are fun and bring the story to life. I highly recommend this book.

Review by @bjwagner
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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks

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Genre – Teen & Young Adult Fantasy & Supernatural Mystery

Page Count – 179 pages

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Mia Thomas just turned 15. On her special day, her teacher needs to speak with her parents, her father gets arrested and a stray cat starts talking to her. So much for a Happy Birthday!

With the help from her new familiar, Gumshoe, Mia sets out to clear her family’s name and save them from financial ruin. Will her snooping cause her own death or will her coffee-drinking, wise-cracking, booze-desiring familiar come to her rescue?

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Ms. Hawks has always been interested in writing in some form or other, including writing for a local newspaper. Deciding to become more knowledgeable, she headed back to school and received her Master’s Degree in Ancient Civilizations, Native American History and United States History.

It was at this time she got involved in role playing on FaceBook, which gave her ample opportunities to grow and hone her writing ability.

She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her four companions, all males… cats. She travels as much as she can to various Author/Reader conventions and loves to meet established fans and make new ones, some of which she considers friends more than fans.

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