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Murder on the Safari Star

Written by M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman

Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli

Part of the Adventures on Trains Series

Adventure Stories Crime / Mystery Featured Books for 9+ readers

Murder on the Safari Star Synopsis

Join Hal and Uncle Nat as they plunge straight into an exciting mystery - this time while on Safari!

All-aboard for the third amazing journey in the bestselling Adventures on Trains series, Murder on the Safari Star, from M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, illustrated throughout by Elisa Paganelli.

Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat are on the journey of a lifetime aboard the Safari Star - a luxurious steam train that will take them from Pretoria to the stunning Victoria Falls. Close encounters with the amazing animals and landscape of Southern Africa are adventure enough, but things get mysterious when a passenger is found dead inside a locked compartment. Is it just a terrible accident or is something more suspicious afoot? It's up to train detective Hal and his new friend Winston to find out.

Murder on the Safari Star Press Reviews

A slick and super-satisfying sequel with kidnap, card tricks and the coolest train carriage ever! -- Ross Montgomery, author of Perijee and Me Wildly funny, with hairpin plot bends and inventive characters, this series is firmly on track to become a bestseller. - Daily Mail

With a cast of delightfully dubious characters who are all potential suspects, Kidnap on the California Comet will keep readers guessing and reading on to enjoy the developing friendships and follow the red herrings across the USA, to a satisfying conclusion. There are plenty of notes at the back for train fans, and the book may therefore appeal especially to vehicle-obsessed children who are looking for a longer book with a clear plot to follow - BookTrust

A brilliant adventure, packed with blackmail, red herrings and silver superliners! - Mitch Johnson

I have a station announcement: their collaboration is a chuffing triumph. Fans of Agatha Christie, or, more recently, Robin Stevens and Katherine Woodfine, should adore this mystery which makes a steam trail all of its own. - The Times Children's Book of the Week

With the Highland Falcon Thief, M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman bring the classic mystery on a train bang up to date with a carriage-load of wit and suspense -- Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling with a Hamster on The Highland Falcon Thief -

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ISBN: 9781529013108
Publication date: 04/02/2021
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529013108
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Author: M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman
Illustrator: Elisa Paganelli
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Crime / Mystery

About M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman

M.G. Leonard is the internationally bestselling author of the Battle of the Beetles trilogy and the non-fiction companion, The Beetle Collector's Handbook. Beetle Boy won the Branford Boase award and has been translated into thirty-seven languages worldwide. She is a beetle expert and lives in Brighton with her husband and two sons. Sam Sedgman is a novelist, playwright and award-winning digital producer. His work has been performed internationally and shorltisted for the Courtyard Theatre award. Written with his friend, M.G. Leonard, The Highland Falcon Thief is Sam's first book for children. He lives in London and is a ...

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