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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

I just ordered this...

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set - Ransom Riggs

I've eyed Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children since it first started taking off, but I had the impression it was aimed more for middle school age, and I don't have kids so it was never a priority.

 

But I just found out Ransom Riggs grew up in my hometown - my tiny hometown where my family goes back far enough to be called pioneers.  He's 10 years younger than I am so I never met him, but he went to school where I would have gone had my parents not shipped me out to private school; the school where several of my nephews currently attend.

 

I thought all this was cool - very cool (did I mention small town?), but then discovered the first chapter of the first book is set in the same town.

 

SOLD!

 

and because the third book is called Library of Lost Souls, I just buckled and bought the whole set.

 

I rarely get homesick, but this did it for me.  My little town is growing up!  *sniffle*

 

Also - I'm feeling confident at least one of these books is going to fit a Bingo square.  ;-)