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Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel for Children aged 8-12, CrimeFest Gala Awards 2017 | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2016 A roller-coaster adventure packed full of action and mystery unravels at a breakneck pace after Maya takes a photo from a bus one wintery afternoon. In Maya’s photo there is a man with a gun in the middle of Oxford Street. That’s scary enough. But worse is that both he and the woman he is talking to have seen her. Instinctively, Maya knows that she is in trouble. Serious trouble. Needing to be kept safe, she is taken deep into the Welsh countryside to stay with her relatives. But is she being followed? Fleur Hitchcock keeps her readers guessing until the very end. ~ Julia Eccleshare
The Editor from Nosy Crow says: “A tense, snowy drama that keeps you guessing until the very last page, this is the perfect book to curl up with in front of a roaring fire. Just don’t get snowed in...!”
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for November 2016
The Song from Somewhere Else by A. F. Harrold and Levi Pinfold
Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock
Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul
Rover and the Big Fat Baby by Roddy Doyle and Chris Judge
Penguin Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith
The Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo and Briony May Smith
Sat on the top of a bus days before Christmas, Maya sees a couple arguing violently in the middle of a crowded Regent Street. They see her watching, she looks away, and the woman disappears. Maya goes to the police, who shrug and send her away. Then a body turns up...Now convinced she is a vital witness to a crime, the police send Maya into hiding in rural Wales. She resolves to get to the bottom of the mystery. Then the snow comes and no one can get out. But what if someone can still get in?
From the author of Dear Scarlet and Saving Sophia.
Fleur Hitchcock ‘has cornered the market in hard-boiled crime novels for beginners.’ Alex O’Connell, The Times
|Publication date:||6th October 2016|
|Publisher:||Nosy Crow Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Thrillers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Born in Chobham, by an airfield, and raised outside Winchester on the banks of the river Itchen, Fleur Hitchcock grew up as the youngest child of three. She spent her smallest years reading Tintin and Batman under her brother’s bed, and searching for King Alfred’s treasure in the river. She grew up a little, went away to school near Farnham, studied English in Wales, and, for the next twenty years, sold Applied Art in the city of Bath. When her younger child was seven, she embarked on the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa ...More About Fleur Hitchcock