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The Mardi Gras Mystery

Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) #65
Translated Into: El misteri de la casa roja (Catalan)
El misterio de la casa roja (Spanish)
Author: Foley, Louise Munro
Illustrator: Wing, Ron
Release Date: February, 1987
ISBN: 0553262912 / 9780553262919
Length:118 pages
Number of Endings:17
User Summary: For spring break, you're helping your uncle David out at his antique shop and exploring New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
Demian's Thoughts: I had fairly high hopes for this book since, at her best, Louise Munro Foley is an excellent writer. Unfortunately, I was a little bit disappointed. The book does have the benefit of a detailed and largely consistent plot, but it's just not all that compelling. The mystery aspect of the book never really intrigued me, and the horror elements failed to be particularly horrific. The book's awkward introduction of information about voodoo and Mardi Gras was also a problem, as were a couple of less-than-satisfying endings. Others might like this more than I did, but for me, it just felt like it was missing something, and it never really held my attention.

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