Atticus Claw on the Misty Moor by Jennifer Gray

Atticus Claw on the Misty Moor

Written by Jennifer Gray
Part of the Atticus Claw: World's Greatest Cat Detective Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Atticus Claw, hugely popular cat-burglar turned good guy, is back for another adventure, with a decidedly seasonal flavour. The Cheddar family have been invited to spend Hogmanay in a castle in Scotland, and Atticus is going with them. What’s more, his friends Bones and Mimi are going too. It sounds like the purr-fect way to welcome in the New Year, but strange things are going on at Biggnaherry Castle, and Atticus is going to need all his detective skills to work it out. Atticus is a skilful detective and, as ever, there’s a satisfying mystery at the heart of the story. There’s lots of humour too, and an appealing cast of characters, human and animal – in fact, it’s the cat’s whiskers! ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the Atticus Claw: World's Greatest Cat Detective Series, Atticus Claw Breaks the Law .  You can read their reviews below.

  • Harry Gray, age 7 - 'We  really enjoyed this book especially all the characters and their names!  My five year old brother enjoyed it too.' Read full review >
  • Gabriel Phelan, age 10 - 'An extremely enjoyable and funny read with an amazing feline called Atticus Claw.' Read full review >
  • James Galbraith, age 6 - 'Funny, mysterious and exciting not to be missed.' Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'A really funny and exciting book. Atticus Claw Breaks the Law is purrfect!' Read full review >
  • Faye Dawson, age 8 - 'Ever wondered the truth about what the animals around you are thinking? Read on to find out...' Read full review >
  • Noah Hall, age 8 - 'Atticus, the world's greatest cat burglar is hired by Jimmy the Magpie to steal all the jewels in Littleton-on-Sea.  Good characters and great story.' Read full review >
  • Kenya Hector, age 7 - 'This book is really great I love it so much I want to read it over and over again because it was sometimes a bit funny and I kept on laughing very much.' Read full review >
  • Isaac East, age 8 - 'Top score for Atticus Claw Breaks the Law – the sneakiest cat in town.  Do you like villainous adventure stories?  Do you like books about funny animals?  If so here’s your perfect book.' Read full review >
  • Ruma Pierre, age 8 - 'I loved Atticus Claws Breaks the Law because I absolutely could not put it down.  Also I just got into it as I started reading it.' Read full review >
  • Jessica Cobbin, age 7 - 'Atticus is a really cool cat...This is a really good book to read and I think everyone will love it.  I wish that I could have a cat like Atticus.' Read full review >
  • Holly Wilkins, age 10 - 'You can't put it down!  You always want to turn the page to find out what happens next...One of my favourite books.  You must read this book!' Read full review >
  • Bethany Urquhart, age 8 - 'I couldn’t put it down, it was like there was glue on the spine!' Read full review >
  • Brodie Greenslade, age 8 - 'An exciting tale of a cat, some jewellery thieves and an Inspector called Cheddar. Funny, thrilling and definitely recommended!' Read full review >


Atticus Claw on the Misty Moor by Jennifer Gray

The Cheddar family are celebrating New Year's Eve in a Scottish castle! Surely even Atticus can't find trouble here. But with rumours of hidden treasure, an ancient family curse, and sightings of a mysterious giant cat on the moor, it seems Police Cat Sergeant Claw's detective skills will be needed once again. And danger lurks everywhere on the misty moor...


‘Atticus is the coolest feline on the block.’ Andy Cope, author of Spy Dog

‘Atticus Claw puts the WOW! into meow . . . Highly recommended by my cat!’ Jeremy Strong, author of The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog

About the Author

Jennifer Gray

Jennifer Gray is a lawyer and writer. Jennifer's other work includes the Guinea Pigs Online series for younger readers, and a new series for 7+, Chicken Mission. Her Atticus Claw books have been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and received numerous great reviews - especially from children! She lives in London and Scotland with her husband and four children, and of course Henry, a friendly but enigmatic cat.

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Book Info


256 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber

Publication date

1st October 2015




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