In the Hall with the Knife
When a storm strikes at Blackbrook Academy, an elite prep school nestled in the woods of Maine, a motley crew of students—including Beth “Peacock” Picach, Orchid McKee, Vaughn Green, Sam “Mustard” Maestor, Finn Plum, and Scarlet Mistry—are left stranded on campus with thei ...more
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clue is my favorite movie of all time.
y’all can keep your highly esteemed oscar-winning period pieces and your obscure arthouse fillums—i’ll be over here watching this movie where the chick from the go-go’s and the dude from fear both get murrrrderrrred. in a house. with a weapon. <-— no spoilers here!
when i first heard about this book, it was as though the heavens opened up and rained down jellybeans: a book based(ish) on my favorite movie, written by the lady who brought killer unicorns i ...more
This was delightful. Fans of the movie and the board game alike will be amused by Peterfreund's creative incorporation of the Clue suspects, the mansion (with all of its hidden passageways), the odd/random weapons, and of course, the delicious motives. This is the start of a series, and Peterfreund solves the initial crime while leaving plenty of unmined scandal and twists to fuel further installments. I will definitely continue!
Just kidding, there is no butler in this story, though that’s about the level of predictability we’re dealing with.
In the Hall with the Knife is a fun book that I didn’t mind reading at all, but the solve is as obvious as they come.
Sorry, I had to.
I liked the setting for the story and the pacing is good. The writing isn’t great (“...crackling on the ground like breakfast cereal.” Wait...what?), but it also isn’t completely awful. Had the murderer not been so painfully obvio ...more
**Disclaimer: I received a free electronic ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Although I haven't played the board game CLUE in quite a while, nor have I watched the movie, this book is based on them. I find the game to be fun, but this book, maybe not so much.
Perhaps it's just me, but the names/nicknames made things a bit confusing at times because actual names and nicknames were used interchangeably. I'm pretty sure the weird nicknames were the names in the game, and not ...more
Hello, OFFICIAL most anticipated book of 2019. Y'all don't know how ready I am for this. You can say I'm already in the library with the candlestick because I knocked over the candle in my excitement for this, and now I'm burning the candles in wait for this.
The execution? Left much to be desired.
There's a lot going on here and not all of it gets resolved by the end of the book. The characters all have secrets, not all of which are revealed to the reader. The characters tend toward the flat and stereotypical. I mean, look, it's Clue, so the characters being cliches or stereotypes or caricatures is fine, but only if you take it over the top or twist it in some way. But to just make them boring was so disappointing. An ...more
I absolutely loved this book. The author did a phenomenal job of using the game "Clue" to create a story. From the conservatory to the billiards, to the study, the library, the secret passages, the weapons, and the characters, the author turned the game into a compelling story.
The characters were well developed. I particularly liked Orchid and Vaughn's backstories. The author does use the character n ...more
I admit, I had higher hopes for this book in the strict sense that "Clue" is my favorite board game and one of my favorite books. So, I went in expecting one thing and ended up with something else. That said, this is a good book. Yes, it has the elements of "Clue" such as hidden passage ways, references to the staple murder weapons in the game, 'colorful' characters, and all the various rooms.
The book takes place at a 'rich kids' school. A savage storm rolls in and leaves a few people stran ...more
This book is based upon the beloved board game "Clue." However, unlike the beloved game from my childhood, I did not love (or even like) the book that much.
The book borrows the familiar rooms, weapons, and people (I think? The names weren't 100% familiar, but I'm not sure if it's because my version of "Clue" is like 20 years old or if it's because this is set at a boarding school and the author felt the need to make the charac ...more
Go Into This One Knowing: Did someone say CLUE?
What a great start to this YA mystery series.
I truly enjoyed this book, can't wait for the next one in the series. This will be fun!!! If you grew up watching the movie and playing the game CLUE you will enjoy this book as well.
Diana really embodied all the characters from the game and movie.