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Helen Moss - Author

About the Author

Helen Moss was born in 1964 and grew up in Worcestershire and Saudi Arabia. After a degree in psychology and philosophy at Oxford University, Helen went on to do PhD research at Cambridge University. She spent a year in Portland, Oregon and returned to devote herself full-time to writing. She signed up for some creative writing classes and was immediately hooked. Helen lives in a small village just outside Cambridge, with her husband, two sons, two border collies, two guinea pigs, two dwarf hamsters, 20 hens and a cockerel called Wilfred.

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Reading Planet - The Mystery of the Lost Hunter - Gold: Galaxy

Reading Planet - The Mystery of the Lost Hunter - Gold: Galaxy

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2019

Itzel and Little Turtle are twin brother and sister from the city of Tikal. When they get lost in the forest, they come across an injured hunter, who is an enemy from Calakmul. Will they help the hunter and can they find their way back home? The Mystery of the Lost Hunter is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 6-7 years

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Black Salamander Book 12

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Black Salamander Book 12

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Scott, Jack and Emily are excited when they are invited to go and watch the testing of a top secret, super-advanced, prototype car. It's just like something out of a James Bond movie - and a secret agent is exactly what's required when the car mysteriously vanishes! Luckily, the friends are on hand to find the car, catch the culprits and save the day - with a little help from Drift the dog, of course!

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Midnight Ghost Book 2

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Midnight Ghost Book 2

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

When Scott , Jack and Emily hear that a film is being made at the nearby manor house they can't resist going to watch. But when the glamorous star of the film vanishes the friends realize they have a new mystery to solve! Has the star been kidnapped by a crazed fan? Could she have run off with her boyfriend? Or did she venture into the manor's attic at midnight and fall foul of the legendary ghost that haunts the old house? The second gripping mystery in this exciting new adventure series!

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Whistling Caves Book 1

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Whistling Caves Book 1

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

When Scott and Jack Carter have to stay with their great aunt for the summer they steel themselves for the most boring holiday ever. But then they meet Emily Wild and her loveable dog, Drift. Emily shows them the lighthouse, the castle - and the amazing whistling caves. Legend has it that when the caves stop whistling the castle will be attacked - and that's exactly what happens! Priceless treasures are stolen and Emily and the boys are determined to investigate. But how was the treasure smuggled out of the castle? Why did the caves stop whistling? And can the friends solve the mystery in time to catch the thief? The first in an exciting new adventure series - with five more gripping mysteries to come!

Reading Planet - The Mystery of the Green Lady - Purple: Galaxy

Reading Planet - The Mystery of the Green Lady - Purple: Galaxy

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Green Lady knelt next to an old wooden chest. She turned a key in the lock and pushed up the lid ... Sam and Meena weren't expecting to find a ghost on their school trip. They were very wrong!The Mystery of the Green Lady is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 6-7 years

Reading Planet - The Mystery of the Tangled Net - White: Galaxy

Reading Planet - The Mystery of the Tangled Net - White: Galaxy

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Over the howling of the wind Ben heard a strange noise coming from the shore. There's a whale on the beach! he shouted. Izzy and Ben need to help a stranded whale. But is the person who comes to the rescue really on their side? The Mystery of the Tangled Net is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 6-7 years

Secrets of the Tombs: The Serpent King Book 3

Secrets of the Tombs: The Serpent King Book 3

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Perfect for fans of INDIANA JONES and PERCY JACKSON, this third exciting installment in Helen Moss' SECRETS OF THE TOMBS series follows Ryan and Cleo on another death-defying mission. Can Ryan and Cleo uncover the secrets of the tombs and solve the mystery before it's too late?

Secrets of the Tombs: The Dragon Path Book 2

Secrets of the Tombs: The Dragon Path Book 2

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

A mysterious mission. A deadly secret. Can Ryan and Cleo survive the Dragon Path? Ryan Flint and Cleo McNeil are heading to China with their parents to examine an archaeological site. But when Cleo's grandmother tells them about a secret that haunts her past, they're plunged into a new mystery. Ryan thought he'd used up a lifetime's supply of adventure - now he's surrounded by fire-breathing dragons, ancient poisons and an army of terracotta warriors! Sometimes, just staying alive is an adventure . . . The second in a fantastic new series from the author of the Adventure Island books.

Secrets of the Tombs: The Phoenix Code Book 1

Secrets of the Tombs: The Phoenix Code Book 1

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

When Ryan Flint accompanies his journalist mother to an archaeological expedition in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, he isn't expecting life-threatening danger and a 3,000-year-old murder mystery - but that's exactly what he finds! Before he knows it, he has joined forces with Cleo McNeil, an archaeologist's daughter, to solve secret codes, discover an ancient treasure and outwit a strange cult intent on gaining possession of the relic. Can Ryan and Cleo unravel the mystery and solve the Phoenix Code before it's too late? Indiana Jones meets THE DA VINCI CODE in this exciting new series for readers of 9+.

Adventure Island Complete 14 Book Collection

Adventure Island Complete 14 Book Collection

Author: Helen Moss Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2013

From finding hidden treasure to outwitting art thieves, no mystery is too big and no criminal too cunning for friends, Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift the dog. Together the gang have exciting adventures on the Cornish coast - whether it's investigating a sinister phantom in THE MYSTERY OF THE MIDNIGHT GHOST or catching an unsual suspect in THE MYSTERY OF THE VANISHING SKELETON. Secret rooms, hidden caves and ancient treasures abound as the friends take on one intriguing case after another.You can help solve all the mysteries with this complete collection of fourteen fabulous adventures in one book!

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Phantom Lights Book 14

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Phantom Lights Book 14

Author: Helen Moss, Roy Knipe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Something strange is afoot on the moors above Castle Key - sinister noises, lights in the sky and mysterious figures moving in the dark. Are aliens invading, as Jack suspects? Could it be smugglers, as Emily thinks? Or is there another explanation? Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift the dog are on the case!

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Secret Room Book 13

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Secret Room Book 13

Author: Helen Moss, Roy Knipe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

When Boomerang the cat disappears into a tiny gap behind the fireplace at Stone Cottage, Scott, Jack and Emily are amazed to discover a secret room that Aunt Kate never knew existed! But what was the room created for? Inside is very little other than an enormous old chest which Jack is convinced must be full of treasure, but what secrets will be revealed when the friends finally manage to open the box?

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the King's Ransom Book 11

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the King's Ransom Book 11

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2013

When a young prince is kidnapped while on a school camping trip in Castle Key, Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift are eager to take on the case. Drift's clever nose is sure to sniff out some clues to the kidnappers - but can the friends rescue the hostage in time?

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Invisible Spy Book 10

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Invisible Spy Book 10

Author: Helen Moss, Roy Knipe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

There's a new resident in Castle Key - and somebody is watching him! Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift soon suspect that the new resident is an enemy spy. It explains the bullet-proof glass in the windows of his house. And the MI5 agent who is clearly keeping tabs on him! But what is an enemy spy doing in Castle Key? Can the friends reveal his true identity? And uncover his top secret mission? Join Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift as they investigate a man so mysterious he's almost invisible!

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Smugglers' Wreck Book 9

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Smugglers' Wreck Book 9

Author: Helen Moss, Roy Knipe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

A research team arrives in Castle Key to explore the wreck of an old smugglers' ship that sank in Pirate Cove. When Scott and Emily dive down to the wreck, Scott glimpses a long lost artefact said to hold the key to a hoard of smuggled treasure. But when the team leader goes back to recover the artefact, it has mysteriously vanished! Was Scott mistaken or is somebody else after the smugglers' loot? Follow Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift on a very mysterious treasure hunt.

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Drowning Man Book 8

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Drowning Man Book 8

Author: Helen Moss, Roy Knipe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2012

When Scott, Jack and Emily rescue a drowning man from the waves they are keen to hear his story, but their new friend can't remember his own name, let alone how he came to be stranded at sea! Who is the mystery man? Why did he come to Castle Key? And was his drowning an accident - or attempted murder? The friends are on the case - with enthusiastic assistance from Drift the dog - determined to find the truth and solve the mystery of the drowning man.

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Dinosaur Discovery Book 7

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Dinosaur Discovery Book 7

Author: Helen Moss, Roy Knipe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2012

When Scott, Jack and Emily stumble upon some bones in the quarry above Castle Key, they're convinced they've discovered the gruesome remains of a murder victim! But the bones turn out to be much, much older than that - could they be dinosaur bones? Or are they the last earthly remains of a real dragon? Rival scientists fight to prove each other wrong, while the friends are determined to uncover the truth - with a little help from Drift the dog, of course!

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Cursed Ruby Book 5

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Cursed Ruby Book 5

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

The circus comes to town, full of conjurors, clowns, tightrope walkers and trapeze artists. But dark secrets lurk beneath the sawdust and spangles - secrets that are part of a dangerous mystery that might prove impossible to solve! The fifth book in this gripping new adventure series!

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Vanishing Skeleton Book 6

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Vanishing Skeleton Book 6

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

A string of unusual crimes hits Castle Key and the chief suspect seems to be a skeleton! Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift the dog immediately start investigating, but nothing about the mystery makes sense. Will the friends finally be defeated by this baffling mix of crimes and the mysterious culprit, or can they uncover the sinister secret that connects them all? The sixth gripping mystery in the exciting new Adventure Island series!

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece Book 4

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece Book 4

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

When thieves raid the house of a neighbour, Emily, Jack and Scott are ready to investigate. But, strangely, the neighbour doesn't seem to want the thieves to be caught! The burglars didn't escape with much this time but could the raid be connected to a much older crime involving millions of pounds? The friends begin to uncover the truth, but are they leading themselves into serious danger? Mystery, menace and adventure await in the fourth book of this gripping new series!

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Hidden Gold Book 3

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Hidden Gold Book 3

Author: Helen Moss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

A game of hide and seek in the old Castle Key lighthouse during a violent thunder storm leads to an amazing discovery - a tattered old treasure map! Scott, Jack and Emily can't wait to search for the hidden gold but first they must solve the clues to uncover its secret hiding place. And someone else is after the gold too - someone who doesn't plan to let anyone get in their way! Can our heroes figure out the map, outwit their enemy and find the hidden treasure? The third title in this fabulous new series packed with mystery and adventure!

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