The Hampton House Mystery
by Ellen Alexander
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Pub Date 20 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 14 Dec 2023
Just because the gangs away on summer vacation, doesn’t mean the mystery solving stops…
It’s the end of Emma’s sophomore year at Dinswood Academy, and that means only one thing: summer vacation! “Glamping” sounds exciting and Emma can’t wait to join Martha and Sebastian’s families at a local campground, especially when she learns that Doug will be joining them.
When Emma and the gang hear about a local legend, they are intrigued. According to the story, a family mysteriously disappeared twelve years ago and rumor has it that the abandoned house is haunted. When the teens learn that Hampton House is near their campsite, they decide to investigate—unaware that danger lies ahead.
Join Emma and the gang as they search for answers, racing against time itself. If you enjoy The Crime-Solving Cousins Mysteries, Nancy Drew, or The Goonies, then you’re sure to love (or the readers aged ten to fourteen in your life) the exciting action-adventure mystery series The Dinswood Chronicles by Ellen Alexander.
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Key Selling Points
- For fans of mystery adventures: Readers who enjoy The Crime-Solving Cousins Mysteries or afficiandos of The Goonies will enjoy The Dinswood Chronicles.
- Suitable for all ages 10 and up: Tweens and early teens, especially girls, who love book series, such as Nancy Drew will find Emma Higsby a worthy sleuth.
- Great lessons and values: Readers will find the value of friendship and good moral lessons as prevalent themes, both in this novel, as well as the entire series.
Average rating from 12 members
THE HAMPTON HOUSE MYSTERY is a YA cozy mystery in Ellen Alexander's THE DINSWOOD CHRONICLES Series, about 4 students at Dinswood Academy, tightly bonded friends, who solve mysterious events.
It's intriguing, heartfelt, with lots of Suspense and some gentle romance. Friendship is a very strong theme, as is compassion, chivalry, and supporting the "underdog" and those in need. There's also a significant emphasis on integrity and moral justice. All in all, this is a fairly fast and satisfying read.
I really enjoyed the premise of friendship and celebration with the elements of mystery. This was a quick and enjoyable read.
Join Emma and the gang as they search for answers, racing against time itself. If you enjoy The Crime-Solving Cousins Mysteries, Nancy Drew, or The Goonies , then you’re sure to love (or the readers aged ten to fourteen in your life) the exciting action-adventure mystery series The Dinswood Chronicles by Ellen Alexander.
This was so cute and fun! A great cozy mystery for fans of Scooby-Doo.
3.5 This was a fun YA mystery with a group of friends who go camping but end up investigating the mystery behind the house and the family who lived there. Fast read and entertaining.
This was such a good and exciting quick read. Gives off scooby-doo vibes with the investigations into the Hampton House mystery by the main characters. If you are looking for a quick mystery read full of adventure give this book a read.
Thanks for giving me this book to review. I loved the mystery of it and I couldn’t stop reading especially when she was like at a campsite and then her and her friends went to this mansion. One of the girls had a secret name that she changed because of something that happened to her in the house, and they wanted to find the mystery of you know what they were hiding that someone was watching them in the house it was just so creepy. I love the scary vibes of the book. I loved finding out the actual mystery of what they were hiding and who was watching them .
Thank you NetGalley for giving me the chance to read this book ahead of time in exchange for a review. It didn't disappoint! Must read!!
I actually thought this was written by one of my favorite authors, and realized my mistake when I went to read it. However, while this is geared more towards teens, it was actually a very enjoyable for this adult.
A haunted house mystery is always going to draw me in, and that’s exactly what this one did. I enjoyed it so much in fact that I may read the previous books in the series and future entries as well. After all, there’s always a little bit of teenager left inside all of us.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it had a great mystery going on and had what I enjoyed from Nancy Drew and other books like that. The characters were everything that I wanted from this series, they were written perfectly and glad I got to read this. I hope there is more in this world and glad I read this. Ellen Alexander does a great job.
For tween and teen readers, this engaging mystery along the same veins as Nancy Drew and with a slight dose of the Scooby animated mysteries, is a great read. The fourth book in The Dinswood Chronicles finds Emma and her friends away from Dinswood Academy. They have gone on a glamping trip over the summer, where they have learned about a haunted house, whose history is too intriguing not to investigate.
Little do they know what they have stumbled upon. And when they agree to help their new friend, Sandy, who has ties to the house, the danger kicks up a notch. As they learn more about Isaac Hampton and the residents who came after him, they stumble across a secret that could prove deadly for all of them. Older readers may also enjoy the romance that unfolds alongside the investigation. Though this is the fourth book in the series, it stands alone… even if you enjoy it so much you want to go back and read the earlier books.
Mystery, ghosts, and a hint of romance awaits you in The Hampton House Mystery.
I really enjoyed this YA mystery! It was definitely a page turner and kept you wanting to read more! It has some great spooky scenes too and had me on the edge of my seat at times like "what is going to happen". It had great elements about friendship, as well as, a little romance too that is blossoming along side the investigation part of the book. This book is in a series but it's definitely a stand alone. It had Nancy Drew vibes which brought me back to my childhood and loved that aspect of the book!
Aside from a bit spooky at times, it definitely was a fun cozy read!