Murder at the Cubbyhole (Paperback)
This clever tale is the eighth in Alice Zogg's R. A. Huber Mystery Series. Who killed the aspiring young actress, Megan Maguire, and just as importantly, why? Megan's parents hire R. A. Huber to find out. The seasoned sleuth and her spunky assistant Andi set about to unravel the obscure reason for the murder. The young victim's short life had revolved around an amateur theater group where she had played the lead character role of Vanity in the play From Sin to Virtue. Among the murder suspects are the young woman's roommate, her employer, the owners of the Cubbyhole Theater, her acting instructor, and several of her fellow cast members, including the director. There is also Megan's old boyfriend to consider, and the investigating pair cannot rule out her parents. Gradually, the mystery evolves and comes to a climax when Huber and Andi put their own lives on the line in order to corner the villain.
Wow oh wow, this book is so special, and so lovely, and so dear. This book is a gift to the world. In Prince and the Dressmaker, we meet Prince Sebastian of Paris, who is working hard to uphold a good image for the kingdom with a lot of weight on his shoulders. And part of that weight is his biggest secret: at night, he dresses in stunning gowns and becomes Lady Crystallia, a Parisian icon of fashion and beauty! Not a soul knows Sebastian’s secret, until the palace’s new dressmaker Frances discovers his secret, and the two become best friends, working together to create more and more stunning dresses and looks for Lady Crystallia, until this secret begins to conflict with Frances’ dream of becoming a world-renowned dressmaker... This book is gorgeously drawn and fantastically written, a story of love, friendship, and most of all, being true to yourself. This book is an absolute fairytale!
(Graphic Novel, Ages 9+) - reviewed by Isabel