Friday, August 7, 2009

Book Review - Hollowbush Mystery Players by Heather L. Adams

Title: Hollowbush Mystery Players ~ It’s been a Long Time Coming

Written by: Heather L. Adams

Ages: 9-12

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 978-1434386359

Published: November 2008

Softcover: 256 pages

Price: $15.99

Nicholas Nichols is welcomed with open arms into a new circle of friendship when he visits his Great-Aunt and –Uncle for the summer. From the onset Nicholas clicks with Danny and sisters Cassidy and Caitlin. With the help of Cassidy and Caitlin’s mother Jan they form The Hollowbush Mystery Players to participate in the celebration of the 40th Annual Broadway Entertainer Festival Spectacular. In their off time, the foursome, explore the woods and discover an old abandoned building and mine shaft. From the moment of entry, odd noises and happenings occur. Unexplainable, the friends ignore and continue with their exploration. Within a short amount of time strange instances begin to occur at the theatre and Aunt Hannah and Uncle Ellis’ home.

Are the instances related? Will the members of The Hollowbush Mystery Players make the connection and discover what or whom is behind them? Time is of the essence to clear this matter up once and for all so the 40th Annual Broadway Entertainer Festival Spectacular can go off without a hitch.

Heather Adams takes the reader on a mysterious ride leaving the reader breathless with each turn of the page.

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Reviewed by Donna M. McDine for the National Writing for Children Center. Donna’s publishing credits include over 25 print and ezine publications and is the Marketing Manager at Stories for Children Magazine. She placed 12th in the 77th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition in the category Children’s/Young Adult Fiction and recently signed her first book contract with Guardian Angel Publishing. She is also a member of the SCBWI and Musing Our Children. To learn more about Donna’s writing career visit her at Sign her guestbook and receive her FREE e-Book ~ “Write What Inspires You! Author Interviews”


  1. I love mystery stories, Heather. You book sounds great.

    A super review, Donna. Thanks,


  2. I grew up on children's mysteries and this sounds great. Lovely review.

  3. I used to explore places of danger when I was a kid with my friends. Some 19th century factories that had been closed for decades, graineries, abandoned spooky houses and such. These make for great stories as kids and adults alike can relate. Best wishes for your success.

    Stephen Tremp


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