A Crime of Fashion by Carina Axelsson

A Crime of Fashion

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

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Introducing Axelle Anderson: fashion's most stylish detective. With an effortlessly enchanting writing style, wry humour and completely irresistible characters, this fresh and fabulous series from Carina Axelsson is bang on trend.

Some of our readers were lucky enough to review the second in the Model Under Cover series - Stolen with Style....here's a taster - '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 more reviews here!


A Crime of Fashion by Carina Axelsson

Despite her long legs and fashion-obsessed family, all Axelle wants to do is solve mysteries. So when star designer Belle La Lune vanishes, Axelle seizes the chance to go undercover as a model to crack the case - even if it means being tortured with eyelash-curlers and teetering on sky-high heels. Aided by the distractingly gorgeous Sebastian, Axelle races against the clock to solve the mystery at the heart of Paris 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

'Sometimes it's rather nice to just fall into the enjoyment of a story that carries you along, and for teen fiction this definitely delivered that' - Mama and More

'I will definitely be reading Axelle's next adventure, which I'm sure will be as entertaining and riveting as this one' - Nayu's Reading Corner

'Humour, fashion, drama and intrigue prove the perfect combination in this high-flying and immaculately stylish new series' - Lancashire Evening Post

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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368 pages
Interest Age: 11+


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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2014




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