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Rita Wong and the Jade Mask

Written by Mark Jones

Illustrated by Seamus Jennings

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Rita Wong and the Jade Mask Review

Adventure Stories Debuts of the Month Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 9+ readers

This breakneck page turner combines classic crime thrillers with plenty of laughs, secretive magic and fantastical characters

September 2021 Debut of the Month

In this murky world Lester and Rita become detectives for hire. Their first case involves two vampires, a stolen jade mask and a baron mysteriously drowned in vat of lemonade. Rita and Lester will need to learn fast if they want to survive in a world where appearances are endlessly deceptive.


Rita Wong and the Jade Mask Synopsis

Rita Wong leads an ordinary existence sipping hot chocolate in Morecambe until one winter morning a dragon called Lester Thyme crosses her path. He takes her to Neon City where the streets are dark with magic, crime, werewolves and vampires.

This breakneck page turner combines the atmosphere of classic hard-boiled crime thrillers with plenty of laughs, secretive magic (you won’t find any wands in this story!) and fantastical characters. Readers can look out for the clues along with Lester the Dragon as he discovers that life is easier with more friends when he enlists the help of Rita Wong to help him crack the case.

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ISBN: 9781911427186
Publication date: 09/09/2021
Publisher: Everything With Words
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781911427186
Publication date: 9th September 2021
Author: Mark Jones
Illustrator: Seamus Jennings
Publisher: Everything With Words
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month

About Mark Jones

Mark Jones is the author of poems and short stories. He began writing for his college magazine, and later moved to Delhi. There he edited and wrote original stories whilst expanding his waistline with delicious Indian cuisine. He followed that with a job teaching English in Singapore, where he consumed large quantities of sushi. When he not writing, he likes to travel to see someone he loves in Osaka.

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