Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Morgue and Me By: John C. Ford

Title: The Morgue and Me
Author: John C. Ford
Amount of Pages: 313
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publishing Year: 2009
Geared Towards: Mystery Lovers

"There were three stacks of bills bound in coarse brwon paper bands.
They were all hundreds."

Summary [From Front Flap]: Christopher didn't plan to work in the morgue this summer. And discovering a murder cover-up-along with a high stakes blackmail ring-wasn't mentioned in the job description.

But that's exactly what happend, and now Christopher has to decide what to do. Normally he'd call the cops-he's smart enough to know he's in over his head. Except the sheriff is Christopher's prime suspect. And they've already had one unfortunate run-in with each other. Instead, he joins forces with a young newspaper reporter who becomes the sidekick to Christopher's private eye. But solving a crime is almost impossible, especially when your overprotective parents are breathing down your neck, your best friend is acting even more suspicous than usual, and your little brother has disappeared.

Wdebo's Review: I read on a few websites that said this book was a YA, but I seriously took this book as an adult book, it just felt more adult-y then YA-y.

However it did not diminish my liking for this book.

The prologue was really well done, it started with this mystery that makes you go, wait WHY did he shot someone and why is he so calm about it? The writing, tho on a serious topic, was written in a humorously sarcastic manner, so it was pretty enjoyable to read. Actually, the whole book was written like that, there was always a way to make even the most serious, and heart pounding moments, funny in some way.

I liked Chris, he was a good character, he was headstrong and knew exactly what he wanted and how he was going to get it.

There were a lot of twists and turns, so there would be one gasp moment then it would go down that road and once you begin to get bored walking down it, another gasp moment comes and then it keeps going until it gets boring, then etc etc. I love guessing endings for mysteries, and I'm usually right, but this ending was a total surprise to me, totally didn't see it, good job!!

The cover, hm, I can do without, though it does show wat the story is about, but I try to stay away from bloody handprints as much as I can.

All in all, a great mystery for murder mystery lovers and regular mystery lovers alike and for everyone in between.

Grade: A-

Wdebo :)

Thanks to John Ford for hosting the contest that I won/signing my copy!


  1. I've been wanting to read this. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. =)

  2. who was the girl who christopher asked to homecoming?

  3. I had to read this book in 9th grade. This book was so good. Had me wanting more. A perfect mystery for ages 13 and up!


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