Reader Reviewed Model Under Cover Stolen with Style by Carina Axelsson

Model Under Cover Stolen with Style

Written by Carina Axelsson
Illustrated by Carina Axelsson
Part of the Model Under Cover Series

11+ readers   13+ readers   
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The theft of the ‘Black Amelia’, the most famous black diamond in the world, gives Axelle, one of the world’s top models a very special job to do. And it is not a modelling job. In addition to her work on the catwalk, Axelle who has a secret life as an undercover detective and this is just the job for someone with her specialist knowledge. A high octane drama set in the glamorous and competitive world of fashion.

Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading4kids expert review, a small number of our Lovereading4kids Teen Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in this Model Under Cover series, A Crime of Fashion. You can read their reviews below.

  • Ella Routledge, age 11 - 'This book is a dark tale full of suspense and mystery, you couldn’t write a better detective tale. Any girl could relate to Axelle.' Read full review >
  • Susanna Wagstaff, age 12 - 'Axelle Anderson is not in a fashion fan club. She's not excited about Paris fashion week, until she discovers top designer Belle La Lune is missing. Can Axelle, as an undercover model, solve the case?' Read full review >


Model Under Cover Stolen with Style by Carina Axelsson

Hold on to your handbags and buckle up your heels - Axelle Anderson, undercover model, is back. This is the second in the Model Under Cover series - download an extract of the first, A Crime of Fashion, here!

When it comes to glamorous crimes of fashion, Axelle's discovered that modelling is the perfect cover for a wannabe detective. So when the world's most famous black diamond vanishes from a chic New York cover shoot, she jets straight to New York to investigate...Axelle thinks she’s solved the crime until things take an unexpected turn…and her gorgeous side-kick Sebastian goes missing too. Axelle’s feeling the heat in New York and not just because it’s Fashion Week!


“There are plenty of plot twists to keep you gripped to the end of this exciting and highly entertaining first story of a new series.” – Primary Times on Model Under Cover: A Crime of Fashion

About the Author

Carina Axelsson

Carina Axelsson is half-Swedish, half-Mexican and grew up in California. After moving to New York she embarked on a jet-setting modelling career which saw her starring in advertising and magazine campaigns across the globe, including shoots for Vogue and Marie Claire. Later Carina moved to Paris and, after working as a PA to a well-known international fashion designer, began writing her first notes about a girl detective working in fashion.

Visit Carina's Model Under Cover YouTube channel here.

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320 pages
Interest Age: 11+


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Publication date

1st September 2014




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