A Novel Month Of Mystery: Disguised Identity

 
We can hardly believe that we're already onto week four of our bookstagram challenge #ANovelMonthofMystery!

The final prompt for this challenge is: Disguised Identity

Be it detectives going undercover or criminals hiding their schemes, there is no denying that disguised identities add a lot of excitement to a mystery!

  
The first book that we picked out for today is:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  
 
 
Sherlock Holmes is truly a master of disguises! From a drunken groomsman to a clergyman, a Frenchman to an Irish Spy, he always manages to stay perfectly in character.
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle is a fun collection of short stories that often find Sherlock going undercover to discover the next clue!
“On glancing over my notes of the seventy odd cases in which I have during the last eight years studied the methods of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I find many tragic, some comic, a large number merely strange, but none commonplace; for, working as he did rather for the love of his art than for the acquirement of wealth, he refused to associate himself with any investigation which did not tend towards the unusual, and even the fantastic.”   
 
- Arthur Conan Doyle
  
You can read this book for free on Project Gutenberg HERE
And you can listen to this book for free on Librivox HERE
 
 
 
Secondly, we wanted to share: 
The Man In The Brown Suit

 
Anne Beddingfeld is looking for a bit of adventure in London when she becomes embroiled in a mystery. A man falls dead on train tracks and a beautiful ballet dancer is brutally murdered in a London mansion.

The only thing linking these two cases? 
The Man in the Brown Suit.
  
Following a cryptic note that she discovered at one of the crime scenes, Anne decides to travel abroad to Africa and stumbles into a web of diamond thieves, murder, double identities, and romance!

 "The Man In The Brown Suit" is one of Agatha Christie's fast-paced thrillers, and makes for an exciting read. It's chock full of disguised identities and adventure - perfect for this week's prompt!



It is available as a kindle and paperback HERE
 
 
Lastly, we have a fun Middle-Grade Read!
 The Callender Papers
 

"Think carefully . . .
That’s the advice Jean Wainwright always gets from her beloved Aunt Constance, Jean’s guardian and headmistress at the boarding school where she lives. It’s advice that proves valuable when Jean finds herself spending the summer far from home, sorting out family papers for the reclusive Mr. Thiel, a trustee of Aunt Constance’s school and the widower of her childhood friend Irene Callender.

At Mr. Thiel’s isolated country estate, Jean is surrounded by bewildering questions from the past. Why is there such hatred between Mr. Thiel and his late wife’s brother? Was her death an accident? And what happened to their child, who disappeared after Irene Thiel’s death? Do the answers lie in the Callender papers? And will searching for the answers put Jean’s own life in jeopardy?"

~Taken from the Back Cover

 While this plot may seem a little more obvious to a seasoned mystery lover,
reading this for the first time as a young teen, I never saw the ending coming! Filled with hidden identities, intriguing characters, and climactic suspense, I can still remember staying up into the wee hours of the morning so that a could finish this memorable read!
(Brittany)

It is available as a kindle and paperback HERE

And there you have it!
This post concludes our book recommendations for this year's edition of
A Novel Month of Mystery!
 

Have you ever read any of these titles?
Do you have a favorite story featuring disguised identities?

We always love discovering books with unexpected twists! 📚

 


 

 

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