• Jacqueline Walker

Review: Avi's book, "Murder at Midnight"


​​Edward Irving Wortis, better known by his pen name Avi, is an American author of young adult and children's literature. He is a winner of the Newberry Medal and a twice runner-up. Avi also published a book called “Murder at Midnight,” which is the first book of the Midnight Magic series.”

"Murder at Midnight" is one of my favorite books by Avi. The book is about a king, Claudio, who is taking note of the whispers in the Kingdom of Pergamontio that someone is plotting to overthrow him.


According to Goodreads, “Scholarly Mangus the magician -- along with his street-smart and faithful new servant boy, Fabrizio -- have been marked as easy scapegoats for the traitor lurking within the king's court."


Together, Fabrizio and Mangus have to gather clues to solve the mystery and prove their innocence before the stroke of midnight or they are sentenced to death. In the book there are a lot of supernatural appearances. Apparently the “ghost” is communicating to the king’s daughter to help solve the murder.

The book is very detailed and exciting. I really enjoyed the book, so therefore I encourage you to read the book and many more of Avi's books.


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