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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)

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Mia Thomas just turned 15. On her special day, her teacher needs to speak with her parents, her father gets arrested and a stray cat starts talking to her. So much for a Happy Birthday!With the help from her new familiar, Gumshoe, Mia sets out to clear her family's name and save them from financial ruin. Will her snooping cause her own death or will her coffee-drinking, wi ...more
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Donna
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks is the first in a brand new teen cozy mystery series. Mia is bright, ambitious and gifted. Gumshoe is a cat with a past and a wicked sense of humor. When these two are on the case you just know the bad guys are going to get caught. I really enjoyed this fast paced action filled adventure.
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to have won a character named after me. To say I was invested would be accurate. But holy smokes I was blown away by the s
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Laura Furuta
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)
By: Laura Hawks
5 out of 5 stars

The story Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks is a YA mystery/fantasy book. It is amazing to read, and I found myself not able to put it down until I had finished the final page. I loved the characters of Mia Thomas and Gumshoe. Mia has just turned 15 years old. She has a kind heart, determination, and good instincts. So much is happenin
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Erin
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I give Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks, 5 stars.

Mia is a typical teen in high school, she has her own group of friends and she has one main passion - cooking. She's pretty good at it too, good enough to help her parents put at their soon to open restaurant. Plus, on her 15th birthday, her dad gets arrested and she starts being able to talk with a cat! Can said cat (he says he goes by Gumshoe) help her figure out the mystery behind her da
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E.A.
Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks was an intriguing original read, that kept me flipping the pages.

The first book in what I believe is going to be a crazily outstanding series, we are taken on a mysterious adventure with a talking cat and a teen who learns that her life and what she believe isn't all that true. As YA is my guilty pleasure, when I seen this quirky read pop up I had to grab it, and man oh man, I'm so happy I did.

Fresh, gripping and pu
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Angela
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Gumshoe and the Mysterious Mushrooms is the first book in the Gumshoe Mysteries series by Laura Hawks. I was taken with this book the moment I laid eyes on the beautiful cover- and as I had read several of Ms. Hawks’ books before, and had really enjoyed them, getting this one was a no-brainer.
It is a YA mystery, with is a paranormal elements, action, adventure, humour, fun, and a bit of whimsy. The story was intriguing, even though it was a little predictable in parts, and ev
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Katie
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Gumshoe and The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)
By Laura Hawks
5 stars

This was such an enjoyable read, I really enjoyed every minute of it! I do sometimes like to read a YA book, I find them really easy to read and whilst I love angst I also enjoy just a nice simple story that and that’s exactly what I got with this story. It was so refreshing to read – I loved the unique storyline (and who wouldn’t love a story with a talking cat in it?!?) and I really enjo
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Sue
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)
By Laura Hawks

Gumshoe And the Mysterious Mushrooms is book one in the Gumshoe Mysteries by Laura Hawks. Ok so I struggled a little with this book, but it was by no fault of the author as this book has been written perfectly. While this is not for me the younger audience are absolutely going to love it, they will also love the pace this book moves at. The book is centred around a 15-year-old girl by the name of Mia T
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Shannon
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fun little story. This story if good for anyone who likes mysteries and a talking cat! Definitely good for teens! Entertaining enough for adults as well!

The coolest character is of course Mia who is the main character. The secondary characters are helpful and easy to read about. With the secondary character of Donna Antonio standing out for me. Knowing who this character is named after gave me an extra smile.

This book starts out a little sad and foreboding. “The circle of life blo
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Debi
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks

5 Stars

I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book but the cover and synopsis drew me in and then while reading it had me hooked and I literally read this in one sitting.

It was quick, easy to read because the words flowed perfectly, clean, suspenseful, fun, and was just what I was looking for at the time. I am impressed with how this book was written, I loved everything about it and actually a
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Heidi Eich Woodring
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gumshoe and the Mysterious Mushrooms is the first book in the Gumshoe Mysteries Series by Laura Hawks. This teen mystery book was a good read and held me until the very end. Today is Mia’s 15th birthday, her parents are called into the school to speak to her teacher and then her father is arrested. Then out of nowhere a cat shows up and starts talking to her! Instead of getting upset, she sets out with her new found friend to help her family and spare the family name. But now the only question i ...more
Jenni Bishop
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks is a YA story that is a little fun and mysterious. It is also the first book in this series. It is an original storyline that will get you turning those pages having to find out how it ends. I went in blind and I must say I was pleasantly surprised and the crazy talking cat with attitude just made the story. I need me one of those. I laughed found the entire thing so refreshing. Well done Laura, you have a winner on y ...more
Maura
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first story I've read by this author and the first few pages gave me a heavy feeling in the pit of my stomach. I wasn't sure what was going to happen and almost closed the book. I am so glad I did not.

This is one of those stories that I don't want to say anything about because I feel like it would be spoilers. What I will say is that it is a whimsical, quick moving, well developed story that I think everyone would enjoy. I would recommend it to an elderly book club and mi
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Madison Degraffenreid
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019read
Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks

5-Stars

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms was a creative and fascinating paranormal mystery novel featuring a young girl and her familiar. When Mia turns fifteen she gains an interesting ability and meets her familiar, a Siamese cat named Gumshoe. Together they plan to help save her families business when someone tampers with the food leading to serious poisoning cases allover town.

I loved the scenery a
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks

Gumshoe and the Mysterious Mushrooms ( Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) By Laura Hawks is a wonderfully written YA mystery/ fantasy book that I found myself lost in the pages and had a hard time putting it down till I finished. Mia is a fifteen year old with good instincts and determination She sets out to clear the family name from financial ruin. Will she succeed in her mission? Gumshoe is helping Mia with her inves
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Tausha Treadway
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks. Let me start by saying I sure wish they had books like this when I was a teen. This book was awesome! Its the story of a young girl named Mia and her talking cat Gumshoe. Mia is a bright, intelligent, independent young girl and on her 15th birthday not only does the teacher want to see her parents but her Dad gets arrested and her cat Gumshoe starts talking to her. That's a pretty full birthday. Mia and Gumshoe set o ...more
Moriah Venable
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gumshoe and the Mysterious Mushrooms is the first novel in the Gumshoe Mystery series by Laura Hawks. This is my first novel by this author.

On her 15th birthday, she sets out to clear her family name after her father is arrested. Her partner is a cat named Gumshoe, who is her familiar.

This was a really good novel and very refreshing. I haven’t read much in a while so I was really enjoying this funny YA cozy mystery. Gumshoe had me laughing often while reading. He is a cat that drinks coffee an
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Erica Fish
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gumshoe and the Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks is a great YA book. I am always looking for YA authors as they tend to write the best stories. Hawks does an exceptional job of grabbing and keeping my attention throughout the entire story. I cannot wait for the rest of the books in the series. Mia Thomas is having one heck of a start to her 15th year of life, the teacher needs to talk to her parents, her father gets arrested, and as if that is not enough she has an amazing ability to talk to ...more
Heather
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks is a teen/young adult fantasy and supernatural mystery/thriller. This story had me intrigued just by reading the author's synopsis for the book. At just 15 years old, Mia's life has changed and she thrust into a hole with unexpected events unfold. The pace of the book keep me engaged along with following Mia along her journey to clear her family's name. I enjoyed this story so much, that I will be getting a copy for m ...more
Anastasia
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was great! It was about a 15 year old named Mia and her familiar Gumshoe. Mia was a fantastic MC! She is bright and spunky and kind of adorable. Gumshoe is something else that’s for sure. He is a loud, coffee drinking, obnoxious cat that helps Mia solve mysteries! They have to careful though, because the case they’re on right now might be Mia’s last one if she doesn’t watch her back! She might be able to solve the mystery BUT being able to stay alive is going to be hard...
This on
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Caralee
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gumshoe and the Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks

4 Stars!!!!


I just love to find new authors. This book was such a great short summer read. I just couldn't put the book down. I was drawn into the book and felt as though I was right in the middle of it all.

I really liked Mia's character. I really like books that are paranormal and especially ones with cats. Gumshoe is a very interesting familiar. I like how the author unfolds the story and I found this book to be
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Kerry Baker
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gumshoe and The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks is the first book in the Gumshoe Mysteries Series. This is a fun and entertaining book with brilliant characters and a strong story line.
I was amazed by how quick I read this book. From the moment I started reading I just got lost in the story that the author was creating. Mia and Gumshoe were such a brilliant combination. If I could have a Gumshoe in my life I definitely would!
This is a strong start to a new series. Full of mystery
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Sunday
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
Five Stars

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms is the first book in the Gumshoe Mysteries Series by Laura Hawks. This was a fast fun read. It really made my weekend. It was a refreshing read, I wanted to get away from the romance genre and this really hit the spot. This book grabbed my attention from the first page and I couldn’t put it down until I finished. I love the book being told in Mia’s view, and Gumshoe is really an in
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Emma Morreale
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book feels like Teen fiction and cozy mystery wrapped into one. Gumshoe puts me in mind of a mix of Salem and Columbo. Mia has a whole truckload of unpleasant dumped on her for her birthday but girl doesn't miss a beat. She knows she is in one of the roughest of situations she'll probably ever face, but she's not going to let a trivial thing like that stop her from figuring out why her world has been turned upside down. She'll clear her family's name and that's all there is to it.
I'm
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Bobbi Wagner
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a young adult story that I enjoyed from beginning to end. It is a well written story that is creative and engaging. The characters are connectable and I enjoyed one being a cat. It’s Mia’s birthday but her life is about to change among them, a stray cat starts talking to her. What will happen when they try to clear her family name? Will it become a game of survival? I enjoyed Mia and Gumshoe, they are fun and bring the story to life. I highly recommend this book.
Kerry  carr
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this story.

It follows Mia who is a young girl of fourteen. She helps out at her parents restaurant when people who dine there start falling ill. Then begins the adventure to find out what caused the illnesses. Was it error or were they poisoned?

Also Mia turns 15 which brings with it another load of secrets to unravel. So with the aid of her cat Gumshoe she sets out to learn who she is and what happened to the people who were ill after eating at her parents
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Heather Lovelace
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a wonderful start to a series! This team mystery was intriguing and full of which detail. I loved the characters and especially loved that one of them was a cat with a sassy sense of humor. I found myself laughing out loud as I read the pages. It kept me engaged in guessing as to what would happen next. A fantastic start to the series. I cannot wait to see how the author continues the series in the next book.
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