Tuesday Mooney Wore Black
By Kate Racculia
Published by Harper Collins UK
What’s it about?
Tuesday Mooney is a mystery. She wears black, keeps herself to herself and is the queen of internet research. She has an elite but fiercely loyal group of friends, including flamboyant, karaoke-loving Dex and teenage neighbour Dorry.
When eccentric Boston billionaire, Vincent Pryce, drops dead at a charity fundraiser, he leaves an Edgar Allan Poe inspired treasure hunt across the city. Tuesday and her friends start off on a quest to find the treasure and so much more.
What I think:
This isn’t really a puzzle adventure story.
It’s part murder mystery, part romance, part coming of age, part ghost story. There’s unresolved mysteries, childhood loss and witchcraft.
Vincent Pryce’s strange quest isn’t as much about wealth as it is about self-discovery and realises your dreams. There’s ancient grudges and new relationships, as the cast of characters learns to accept the influence the ghosts of the past have on the present, and even the future.
Some of the reviews for this book are mixed, but I loved it. The characters are quirky and complex and absolutely enthralling. Solving the puzzle, which is in itself intriguing, comes second, to the characters’ individual journeys. An uplifting and utterly hopeful book that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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