A Cupcake Conundrum by Kate Pankhurst

A Cupcake Conundrum

Written by Kate Pankhurst
Part of the Mariella Mystery Series

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Mariella Mystery is back for a second adventure when things begin to go very wrong indeed in the finals of the Bake or Break junior competition. In her files, Mariella records all the skullduggery of the competition and her quest to bring down the saboteur.


A Cupcake Conundrum by Kate Pankhurst

Mariella Mystery (That's me!) - totally amazing girl detective, aged 9 and a bit. Able to solve the most mysterious mysteries and perplexing problems, even before breakfast. Someone is trying to sabotage the Great Puddleford Bake-Off, 'Bake or Break'. It's up to Mariella and her Mystery Girls to work out who, to save the Victoria sponges and pavlovas and prevent the entire contest from turning into a veritable Cupcake Catastrophe and Kitchen Nightmare.


Mariella's case book is a fabulous little read for aspiring sleuths. Little bakers will enjoy the delicious details of the contestants creations and the mystery saboteur will keep everyone guessing until the final pages. Smart, cute and fun, this new series could run and run . -- Booktrust

About the Author

Kate Pankhurst

Since graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, Kate Pankhurst has worked as an illustrator. She works regularly in primary and secondary schools running sessions linked to illustration and writing and as part of Creatives, a company specialising in high quality arts experiences for children and young people. Kate has previously illustrated both picture books and fiction for a variety of publishers. Kate was the recipient of the MACMILLAN PRIZE FOR PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION in 2002. Kate lives and works in Leeds.

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Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

4th April 2013




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