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Lori wants to be a detective, but so far the most exciting mystery she has solved is the disappearance of her nan's specs down the side of the sofa. Max is the new girl at school and Lori is asked to look after her. Max is odd. She doesn't fit in - but then, Lori realises, she doesn't really fit in either.
When some charity money goes missing and Max disappears, Lori seems to be the only person who doesn't think Max has stolen it and run away. Even the police don't want to investigate and suddenly Lori finds she has a real crime on her hands.
'This thrilling, funny, perceptive detective story is in a class of its own.' The Times Children’s Book of the Week
'A wittily told detective story about two eccentric and endearing girls - it’s a real page-turner.' Jacqueline Wilson
'In this masterful detective novel … a narrative of family dysfunction is cleverly interlaced with old-fashioned derring-do… she plots with the precision of Agatha Christie, turning every unexpected event into an immaculate puzzle, which the attentive reader can piece together as the story romps on. The deceptively simple plot contains meaty themes of friendship and family breakdown, beautifully observed through the eyes of two children on the cusp of adolescence… This is her first book for children, and it has all the makings of another hit.' 5 stars, The Telegraph
'Classic mystery mixes with contemporary themes … in this pacy, gripping story.' The Guardian
'Full of laughter, excitement and empathy this is the perfect pick for budding sleuths.' Children's Book of the Week, South Wales Evening Post
|Publication date:||5th September 2019|
|Publisher:||Firefly Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery|
|Collections:||85 Brilliant Books about Friendships,|
Catherine Flynn's adult novel What Was Lost was the winner of the Costa First Novel Award, the Newcomer Award at the Nibbies, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and long-listed for the Orange and Booker prizes. Lori and Max is her first book for children.More About Catherine O'Flynn