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GILDA JOYCE: THE DEAD DROP by Jennifer Allison

by on August 18th, 2009
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Mysteries are a favorite genre for my summer reading pleasure and the fourth Gilda Joyce book satisfied my desire for a good “who done it.”  I’ve read the previous books with the 14-year-old psychic detective whose passion is solving crimes using her unique powers, so I was looking forward to this title.  Once the reader accepts the fact that Gilda has gotten a summer internship in Washington, D.C., at the International Spy Museum and is rooming in an apartment with Caitlin, a young woman in her early 20′s, the plot gets interesting pretty fast.  The museum has acquired some artifacts from a former KGB agent during the Cold War and Gilda starts seeing ghosts and is haunted by a dream about Abraham Lincoln.  The adventures include espionage, intrigue, camp kids at the museum, and figuring out a dead drop–an agreed-upon place where spies leave crucial information for one another.  And meeting her idol and mentor, Balthazar Frobenius adds to the adventure.  Gilda is as independent and sassy as ever and her latest situation dealing with an urgent matter of national security makes for a fun read.  This title can stand alone, but I’d recommend reading the previous stories by Allison to understand more about Gilda’s psychic powers.

One Response to “GILDA JOYCE: THE DEAD DROP by Jennifer Allison”

  1. Becca says:

    I love the series and i love the movie twilight also! If its really you of course… :)

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Where would you find me in the Library:
In the Children's Room
Interesting facts:
Hobbies: gourmet cooking and baking, shopping for antiques, reading, watching tennis on TV, photography, traveling.
I got my Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Missouri in 1974 and have worked as a Children's Librarian in Illinois and Wisconsin as well as over 20 years at ICPL.
I live in Coralville with my husband, Wes, who works at ACT and plays clarinet in various bands. Our son, Brent, is in the Army JAG Corps and is currently stationed at Fort Detrick in Maryland. Our daughter, Kelly, is an environmentalist in Corvallis, Oregon.
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