Introducing...Samantha - The Missing Clue - October 2017

Hey there, I'm Sam. I'm the newest staff member at Whodunit? Mystery Book Store, so you've probably seen me hanging around on occasion if you've ever stopped by since I started. I've been pretty passionate about books since I was 12, and I find I just love working with them, and around them, as well as reading them. This being the case, managing to find myself a job at a bookstore just seemed perfect. The best thing about working in a bookstore is, to point out the obvious... books! Other than that, though, it's also really great to meet and talk to fellow book lovers, as well as to broaden my interests. I haven't actually read a lot of mystery books yet, so I haven't got a lot to recommend, but I'm starting to read more of them. I could probably recommend more books from the Kids/Teen/Young Adult section right now than I could the rest of the store.

For many years, I found trying to pick a favourite book impossible. It was like I was trying to pick a favourite child, I just couldn't; that was until a few years ago when I came across Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I never thought anyone could form such a deep, emotional connection to a book before I had read it, but it appears it is possible. I'm actually not sure which books I've re-read the most. I think it's a tie between a couple of series and Thirteen Reasons Why. The two series I've read more than once are ‘House of Night’ by P.C. and Kristen Cast, and ‘Morganville Vampires’ by Rachel Caine; both of which happen to be about vampires. Since working here, I've actually only finished one book, which is Sisters of the Night, edited by Barbara Hambly and Martin H. Greenberg (surprise, surprise, it's also about vampires! Us younger folks and our vampire books, yikes). However, I'm currently reading three books at the same time: Penance of the Damned by Peter Tremayne; Against A Darkening Sky by Lauren B. Davis; and I'm also re-reading Awakened (HoN book #8) by P.C. and Kristen Cast. If I'm honest, I'm struggling not to start yet another book. At this rate, I'll never finish them all.