I absolutely loved reading this book. It was very inspiring and I could not put it down. I was truly fascinated with the mystery content. The characters truly came alive in their escapades in solving the mystery.
Mermaid in the basement has all the classic elements of a "who-dun-it" mystery, complete with clever clues and an end with a surprising twist. The characters were bold and believable, the story plot intriguing and creative. All in all, a great read!
Enjoy reading Gilbert Morris' books especially those that are a series: Such as "The House of Winslow"--40 books and "The Wakefield Dynasty" series. I'm looking forward to reading further books in this current mystery series.
This was a suprisingly good book. I say that because I've not able to get into most of Gilbert Morris books. So when Mermaid in the Basement came out and I was asked to read it for work,(I work in a Christian bookstore) I was not looking forward to it. But I was pleasantly surprised. It was a one hundred percent different style of writing. The Characters where fun and easy to get to know, the plot was well thought out with a few twists, and I really was pleased the way that God and Jesus were spoken about. With the exception of the part where they roam the streets marching and preaching, most conversations about Jesus and the cross where done through conversation, just people talking, the way Jesus did it. I really am looking forward to the next book.
I'm a fan of cozy mysteries (the Agatha Christie type), and I don't think I'd ever read a Christian mystery before enjoying "Mermaid in the Basement." Wow--what a treat! It is almost unbelievable to me that Gilbert Morris could write such very special Biblical fiction as the six of the "Lion of Judah series," and also this mystery. It is exceptional. First of all, it's a mystery with a totally unexpected ending. In addition, the author causes us to absolutely fall in love with the characters, especially the splendid and totally committed Christian, Dylan Tremayne. There is only one problem here: that of waiting for the second book in the series!
I have read everything Gilbert Morris has written, some I have liked, some just so-so, but this is by far my FAVORITE! This new mystery series starts with this terrific book, now I cannot wait for the next one. Mysterious without the gore and violence in secular mysteries, Morris has a winner here!
I'm not normally a mystery fan, but as the book's back cover promised, the historical details and the time period were enough to get me hooked. I loved getting to know Serafina, because even though I am a self-proclaimed idealist with a wide creative streak, I have always wanted to be a super-sleuth. I also loved the development of her relationship with Dylan (who I fell for instantly--oh, that he truly existed!), and the scenes involving David. Aldora and Matthew Grant provided the fodder for a wonderful double romance as well. I will eagerly await the next novel, A Conspiracy of Ravens, to see if Serafina finds faith and gets her imagination back. I'm rooting for you, girlfriend!