Goodly and Grave in a Deadly Case of Murder Synopsis
When reports come in that valuable magical objects are being stolen, Goodly and Grave are on the case, but just when they think they know whodunit their prime suspect turns up - murdered! Will Lucy be able to track the real villain without putting herself in deadly danger...? An page-turning mystery with a magical twist
Goodly and Grave in a Deadly Case of Murder Reader Reviews
Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, Goodly and Grave in a Bad Case of Kidnap. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
Buddug Griffith, age 9 - 'A really exciting and funny story with an interesting setting, and I can't wait to read the next one!'
Toby Little, age 9 - 'If this book weren’t so good, I might not have read it, because it’s quite scary, but I like it that way! This is the best book ever!'
Emily Lonsdale, age 11 - 'It was a clever mix of mystery and adventure and I didn't want to put it down.'
Ellen Cox, age 10 - 'A gripping story about a girl who is taken from her parents but can she save the lives of other children without hurting herself?'
Anya Fuller, age 9 - 'This was a brilliant read and I couldn’t put it down! Lucy was really adventurous!'
Emily Golding, age 10 - 'Fabulously funny! Probably one of THE best books I've reviewed! Lucy is very daring but she needs to learn not to jump to conclusions!'
Issie Ford, age 9 - 'This book is full of unexpected twists! It keeps you guessing right until the end!'
Daniel Bisland age 9 - 'If you like magic, adventure and suspense, then this book is for you!'
Rosie Watch, Teacher - 'What a fun and exciting read, I had no problem at all in romping through this one in the time allowed. The clever plot and lively characters make it a very enjoyable book.'
Tracey Chorley - 'A great read with lots of plot twists and fantastical characters. Hoping there'll be more soon.'
George Davies, age 8 - 'Goodly and Grave in a Bad Case of Kidnap is a really good book because of the plot twists in it is really good. I love this book!'
Harry, age 11- Blenheim Primary School - 'I didn't really think this book was really for me but the best bit of it was when she got kidnapped and then you can’t really put the book down.'
Llew Harrison, age 10 - '!!!PACKED!!! I couldn't put the book down! When did I stop reading? About, 11pm (I started at eight)! Amazing...... Epic......... Humorous. This book has it covered.'
Toby Crawford, age 9 - 'This is an amazing book! I like the plot and the characters...The story itself is a magical mystery adventure.'
Constance May Peers, age 10 - 'This book has you hooked from the very first page and keeps you guessing until the very end. A great read!'
Romilly Dallyfitzsimons, age 10 - 'I love this book it is full of magic adventure and mayhem, it is amazing.'
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ISBN: 9780008183561 Publication date: 27/07/2017 Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Format: Paperback
Justine Windsor is a debut author but has been shortlisted and won various new writers awards including the Times/Chicken House children's writers prize and the youwriteone.com Children's Book of the Year. She lives and works in London.