"I never wanted B.K. Crawford's young adult adventure mystery novel, J.J. Houston: Murder on Moon Street, to end. I was having just too much fun following JJ and her pal, Bo, as they investigated the untimely death of two young boys and found that their sleepy town held dark secrets. JJ is the consummate adventurer and is destined to be an uncannily accomplished archaeologist when she finishes her schooling. She's eight tenths of the way there already. Crawford's lead character is smart, fearless and resourceful, and I'm gleefully expecting to follow more of her and Bo's adventures. Murder on Moon Street teems with unforgettable characters with compelling histories. There's Miss Tilly and Raggedy Dad, JJ's father, who's alternately boiling mad or filled with a youthful exuberance; the witch of Bear Claw Mountain who might just be cooking up a stew of human children in her cauldron; and her tormented and terrifying brother. Add in a smashing good mystery, a touch of science fiction and a soupcon of the metaphysical, and you have the ingredients for a grand coming of age novel that appeals on so many levels.
Crawford's writing style is inspired; its dreamy, slow, endless-summer mood and rhythm are irresistible. While there are dark moments, suspense and terrors galore scattered throughout this book, I sat contentedly reading with a huge smile on my face. You see, once in a very great while, I come across a novel that's special, that grabs me and doesn't let go. J.J. Houston: Murder on Moon Street is one of those rare treats--it's most highly recommended.~ Jack Magnus for Reader's Favorite- 5 Star Review
*****"If you like whip-smart characters, murder mysteries, and a flawless plot line, you will love reading this book." ~Kathryn Brettell, Award Winning author of "The Olive Picker."
From the Author
Working with J.J., Miss Tilly, and Bo has been a special pleasure as each of the characters took on a life of their own and became full of surprises. So, grease your bike chains and fill your field bags with all the supplies you'll need to accompany J.J. on her adventures.
"Regard Heaven as your father, Earth as your Mother and all things as your Brothers and Sisters." ~ American Indian Proverb