The Case of The Haunted House – Book Review

The Adventures of Quinn Higgins, Boy Detective (Series #3)

By Douglas Quinn

Who doesn’t love a haunted house story?  In The Case of The Haunted House, by Douglas Quinn, readers have a suspenseful, haunted adventure along with Quinn Higgins and the gang.  This story is a grabber and a page-turner.  I couldn’t put it down and I challenge other readers to try.

The story begins when Quinn returns from his visit to his father in book Two.  Quinn is fresh from an escapade involving Bigfoot and is ready for more excitement.  He is reunited with his best friend, Reggie, and makes a couple of  friends who are new to his school and neighborhood.

Douglas Quinn’s characters are likable and varied.  They have integrity, charm, intelligence and, of course, a lively sense of humor.  The friends stick together and stick up for one another. These characters have character. They have fun, too.

The issue of bullying is raised and dealt with in a simple and effective way that can help readers understand the causes of bullying.  It is suggested that those who are bullies do not like themselves and should be pitied, but it doesn’t end there. As Quinn says “My dad says that if someone doesn’t stand up for the person being bullied, then they are just as guilty as the ones doing it.” What a wonderful lesson for young readers.  It written right into the characters’ conversation.  While subtle, it is effective.

I won’t give away any more details about the haunted house mystery.  You’ll have to grab a copy and find out for yourself.  I can tell you that when you read it, you will be glad you did.

Jatin Gupta