The Supernormal Sleuthing Service #1: The Lost Legacy by Gwenda BondThe Supernormal Sleuthing Service #1: The Lost Legacy by Gwenda Bond

The Supernormal Sleuthing Service #1: The Lost Legacy

byGwenda Bond, Chistopher RoweIllustratorGlenn Thomas

Hardcover | May 2, 2017

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“Monstrous fun!”—Booklist

Three kids. A hotel full of monsters. And a stolen magical artifact that could disrupt the balance between the humans and the supernatural. Welcome to life at Hotel Monster! Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library meets Hotel Transylvania in the first book of this hilarious and spooky new series that blends mystery with monsters.

Stephen’s dad has moved their two-person family across the country to New York City, where he is taking over as head chef in an exclusive hotel. A hotel that has the most elite of clientele: monsters (though they prefer to be called supernormals). Surprise! And an even bigger surprise? Stephen is part supernormal himself.

When a magical family heirloom is stolen and Stephen is framed, he must work with two new friends to navigate this whole new world and clear his name. After all, consequences can be dire in the world of monsters.

Spooky, funny, and full of monstrous hijinks, The Lost Legacy is an inventive and accessible mystery-adventure full of friendship and humor—perfect for fans of Pseudonymous Bosch and R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series.

Title:The Supernormal Sleuthing Service #1: The Lost LegacyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.29 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062459945

ISBN - 13:9780062459947


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would recommend for any young reader A wonderfully creative story that is sure to catch the imagination of any young reader. With a pinch of magic, a dash of insecurity and a heavy serving of whimsy, authors Gwenda Bond and Christopher Rowe have created a hotel in the heart of New York city at which most children would love to stay. Stephen's first visit to The New Harmonia Hotel is on the day of his dear grandmother's funeral. That is the same day that he learns that there are indeed monsters, or supernormals as they prefer, in this world and that is is one of them. I loved this book. It is funny and then suspenseful in the next moment. With all the different creatures in the hotel, Stephen must quickly learn to be sensitive to their different appearances and manners so as not to offend. At the same time, he is grieving the lose of his grandmother, moving to a new state and learning huge secrets about himself. Wow. The story is brimming with amazing characters, two of my favourites being Cindermass and the elevator. Nope, not going to tell about that one other than to say that Stephen shows the strength of his character by his treatment of elevator. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to your middle schoolchild. This is the first of a new series. #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2017-05-11

Editorial Reviews

“A fun, character-driven supernatural mystery. ...Black-and-white, cartoon-style line drawings by Thomas establish just the right mood for the quirky setting and characterizations. The story is fast-paced and full of action, with eccentric characters and a rewarding resolution.”