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Sarah Rubin split her childhood between Philadelphia and a small island off the coast of Maine, USA. She spent most of her time dressing up as things she was not, reading, and trying to get lost in the woods.
In England, Sarah went on to receive an MA in Writing for Children from the University of Winchester. She liked it here so much, she decided to stay, and no one’s been able to get rid of her.
Sarah lives in Hampshire with her husband, two small children and one large cat.
Fans of sleuthing stories are really going to enjoy this first (we hope) story starring maths whizz-kid Alice Jones. Alice has a reputation at school for her ability to solve problems, so when a scientist working on a top secret project for the dad of one of her class-mates goes missing, she’s invited to help find him; the dad thinks it will be a nice bit of publicity, Alice is intrigued and challenged. What follows is as good a bit of detective fiction as you could want and it will certainly exercise young minds. There’s a great supporting cast of friends and relations while, like the best independent crime-solvers, Alice has a mean line in deadpan delivery. This should be snatched up by fans of the Wells and Wong mystery stories, and followers of Ruby Redfort. ~ Andrea Reece A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher ‘Ever imagined yourself as a super-secret snooper solving impossible mysteries? I know I used to – I actually invested in a spy kit with false moustache and code book. If only I’d known someone as clever as Alice then we could have been a team, like in this clever, curious and funny story by the no-puzzle-too-tricky mistress of mystery, Sarah Rubin!’
A warm-hearted story full of hopes and dreams told by Casey who loves to dance. Casey’s passion leaps off the page as with a combination of hard work and talent she pursues her dream to dance in New York. Casey’s enthusiasm for dancing is infectious and the story of how she gets what she wants is delightfully entertaining.
Old refurbished theatre, the Beryl, is re-opening. Days before opening night, the ghost light - left on at night to appease the ghosts of actors - is extinguished. Alice digs into the Beryl's past, sleuthing in a network of dark backstage corridors and cobwebby storage rooms. Gradually, she starts to uncover the hundred-year-old secret of the theatre: a stolen diamond. Is the Beryl haunted by a ghost - or a living thief?
Looking at her ratty-tatty, used-to-be-white, too-big high-tops, and then at her skinny chicken legs poking up from the ground, you'd never think that Casey Quinn could ever be a ballerina. But just because Casey can't do ballet in high-tops doesn't mean she can't dance. She has more grace in her pinkie toe than the local pinky-pink, richer girls put together. Casey has a dream to dance in New York - and no-one is going to stop her.
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