Monday, 8 April 2019

Blog Tour: The Haunting of Elmwood Manor (Pekin Dewlap Mystery #1) by Pamela McCord {Review + #Giveaway}

Author: Pamela McCord  
Title: The Haunting of Elmwood Manor
Series: Pekin Dewlap Mystery #1
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: March 1st 2019
Genres: Middle-Grade, Mystery

Book Summary
Pekin Dewlap hasn’t seen a ghost since she was twelve. But she’d do anything to get them back. Starting a ghostbusting business with her two best friends, Amber and Scout, seems like the perfect way to accomplish her goal. Of course, playing with ghosts isn’t high on their wish list, so Pekin has to do some arm-twisting to get them on board.
Once committed, Pekin and her friends find themselves in deep, trying to solve the disappearance of fourteen-year-old Miranda Talbert. Miranda went missing in 1918, and her spirit has wandered the halls of Elmwood Manor for the last hundred years.

In the midst of finding Miranda, discovering her budding feelings for Scout, and consoling a terrified Amber, Pekin is met by an angry ghost set on thwarting her plans. Will the Ghosties be able to help Miranda, or will Pekin’s business die before she solves the mystery?


Pekin Dewlap talks to ghosts. Well, she did when she was twelve, but it's been years since then and starting a ghosthunting business sounds like the perfect way to make contact with the dead. She's not alone though, she has her two best friends accompanying her. Hesitant Amber and cute boy who grew up too fast, Scout. Dealing with paranormal entities might sound like fun, but not all ghosts are friendly. Sometimes, they are shady, malevolent and dangerous.

The Haunting of Elmwood Manor is Pekin's first adventure! It's a story about growing up, making your own decisions, taking responsibilities, facing your feelings and finding yourself.

It's a well-written story, a quick read and a novel that I mostly reccomend to middle-grade readers. I really enjoyed reading it and I can't wait to find out what happens next!

Rating: 3.5 stars!!!

Author Bio
Pam was born in Arkansas several decades ago. She’s not sure if that makes her a Southern Girl or if moving to Southern California when she was five revokes her Southern Girl card. She started writing later in life when she was challenged by a friend to create a book out of his story idea. Reaching the first 5,000 words was a milestone, but with time and hard work she managed to finish an entire book, much to her surprise. Since then, she’s written several novels, in several genres. Romance, middle grade and paranormal comprise most of her work. Pam has spent over 40 years working as a legal secretary at a law firm in Orange County, California. Aside from writing, she follows the stock market, buying, selling and trading stocks and options. In contrast to that, she loves trips to Las Vegas where she can spend many happy hours at the Pai Gow tables. She shares a condo with her very own My Cat From Hell TV star, Allie, who manages to exude just enough affection to make her scary feral ways tolerable.



  1. The book sounds really good and has a cute cover. Thank you for the review too.

  2. Thanks for sharing your review, sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading!

  3. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  4. This sounds really interesting, thanks for sharing

  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book. This sounds like something my niece would love to read.