Hello there! :) I was really excited to get a chance to read more from your author's page, since I loved what I got to read for you for the Secret Santa exchange.
And thank you for pointing me to this story, too, because this is such a neat premise! I adore mystery stories, and there aren't too many (finished) ones on HPFF. You've set it up perfectly so far, as far as I'm concerned -- leading into the mystery itself, building suspense about what's going to happen when the score hits 100-100... I suspect, from your summary, that it's got something to do with Amelia Aubin, but I have no idea what and now I want to know! And I want to know what Czarny's deal is, too. Ugh. I have just remembered that, while I love them, mystery stories are infuriating. :P
I really like the fact that your little crime-solving duo is Tonks and Moody, too, because just like there aren't enough mystery stories, there aren't enough stories concerning the pair of them. I was actually thinking only an hour or two ago that I wanted to seek out a Tonks story to read, and this really couldn't have come at a more perfect time! Both of them were wonderfully in character, speaking and body language and all. Poor Kenneth Jempton, though... but not really, because we all know Tonks belongs with Lupin. ;)
Much, much too short of a chapter! I have no idea how you're going to wrap all this up in three chapters, but I really want to return and find out. This was such a good lead-in to your story, and that's the second time this week I've been envious over a first chapter. I struggle with them, and it's always awesome to read well-written ones!
So glad I came after you in the review battle today! ♥ I'll be back at the first opportunity to find out more!
Author's Response: Wow, thank you for the lovely review! And I'm sorry for the late reply. You make me want to go back and finish this story once and for all... I wrote it all in one go, except for the very end. I posted two chapters, then couldn't decide on a proper ending, so I just left it... after promising myself a hundred times that I'd finish this one! I don't consider myself good at beginnings at all, so it's really nice to hear that you liked it, let alone were envious of it.
I've wanted to write Tonks and Moody for ages, I think they have a lovely chemistry. I don't think I'm close to mastering it, but it's enjoyable to write, all the same.