Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Here is the blurb from the back of the book.

Closed for the Season
by Mary Downing Hahn
Sandpiper Publishing
YA Mystery/Suspense
Rating 4 Blood Drops

The weather-beaten sign on the gate of the Magic Forest says:


But when the boys ride up to it on their bikes, Arthur tells his new friend, Logan, that the old amusement park hasn't been open for years. The overgrown park looks sinister even in broad daylight, so Logan is reluctant to go inside, but Arthur urges him on. He's sure they'll uncover important clues to the mystery they're trying to solve: Who killed Myrtle Donaldson? And what happened to the money she handled as head bookkeeper at the Magic Forest?
Arthur and Logan's quest takes them to the lowest--and highest--levels of society in their small town. The boys must pay another visit to the Magic Forest, this time in the middle of the night. And this time, they find the killer waiting for them. . .

I enjoyed reading Closed for the Season. It's a nice change from my normal genre of books, and I do like a good mystery, whether YA or not. The author, Mary Downing Hahn, knows how to wrap-up her reading audience in an eerie mystery and keep them entertained throughout the pages with an enticing plot. I loved the character development between the two boys, Arthur and Logan. Also, I liked that the author incorporated the pressures of being an outcast in society just by status and appearance, and the way Logan stood up to those individuals and spoke up for his friend, Arthur.
All-in-all this was a marvelous read!