The House on March Lane by Michelle Briscombe

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Flora dreams of becoming a female Sherlock Holmes but the only detective work she gets to do is sorting reclaimed tiles in her father’s Salvage and reclamation yard best friend Archie. That is until ghostly happening begin to interfere with the sorting. A ghost is trying to send a message to Flora and her friend Archie. Soon they are thrown into a chilling mystery which began nearly 180 years ago and in which they could uncover more than they ever imagined possible.

Inspired by real historical events this is a great page-turner that will thrill any young lovers of crime and ghost stories.


The House on March Lane by Michelle Briscombe

In 1836, Harriet's papa, a ship's office on HMS Beagle, returns from a long journey at sea. On his arrival home, Harriet and her friend Lily become involved in a dangerous secret, with tragic consequences.

Almost 180 years later, Flora's best friend Archie experiences a ghostly encounter at her dad's reclamation and salvage yard. The haunting takes two friends on a detective adventure with an unexpected and supernatural difference.

Flora and Archie, Harriet and Lily's lives are soon entwined in a way that they could never have imagined possible.

About the Author

Michelle Briscombe was born in Cardiff but now lives in Barry, South Wales, with her two children and husband. For the last twelve years she has worked in a primary school in the Vale of Glamorgan, and has now completed a BA in Primary Education.

Michelle has always written when ideas come knocking and still has several stories in the attic that she wrote when she was a child. The House on March Lane is the second children's book Michelle has written, following the first in the series of ecological adventure books, The Adventures of Jack Jupiter: Silent Mountain. She is currently working on further instalments to the series.

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240 pages


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Candy Jar Books

Publication date

20th April 2016




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