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Rockstar Detectives

Written by Adam Hills

Part of the Rockstart Detectives Series

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Rockstar Detectives Review

Adventure Stories Crime / Mystery Debuts of the Month Featured Books for 9+ readers Funny School Stories

A crime-fighting duo with a difference

February 2022 Debut of the Month

Charley and George are twelve years old and facing a challenge: someone it seems is trying to fit them up for a series of high-profile international art thefts. The only way to clear their names is by catching the real thief. If you think it’s unlikely that two kids would be in the frame for something like this, there’s a reason they’re spending their weekends in Europe’s top cities, and a reason for someone to be madly jealous – Charley is a viral singing sensation selling out concert venues, and George, also a budding comedian, is not just her best mate but her very able social media manager. The combination of the rock star life and crime detection works perfectly here, and Charley and George are up there with Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong for sleuthing skills. Adam Hills, himself a comedian, also gets the relationship between our two junior detectives just right and for all the glamour of their lives, they feel like proper kids. Fast-moving, lively, full of jokes and humour and with a satisfying puzzle to be solved, this makes for perfect escapist reading. One to recommend to fans of Robin Stevens and Sharna Jackson.

Andrea Reece

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Rockstar Detectives Synopsis

The debut novel from comedian and presenter of The Last Leg, Adam Hills, featuring a young detective dream team.

When a priceless painting goes missing, Charley - a 12-year-old viral singing sensation - and her best friend George - camera whizz and budding comedian - are shocked to discover they're the prime suspects.

Now Charley and George have to prove they're not international criminals - all while nailing a stellar European tour and keeping up with their homework! But as news of high-profile heists hits the headlines wherever they go, Charley and George keep finding themselves in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

Can they solve these baffling crimes and save themselves, or will their shot for stardom be over almost as soon as it's begun?

The perfect read for fans of Sharna Jackson, Robin Stevens, David Baddiel and David O'Doherty.

Featuring brilliant illustrations from Luna Valentine.

Rockstar Detectives Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading4Kids expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

I loved reading this book. This was a particularly good crime novel and funny at the same time. I was hooked from start to finish. Full review

barney clark (Age 9)

Children age 7+ who like detective stories or rock star stories would like this book. While on tour Charley and George find themselves in trouble with the police when they are accused of stealing pieces from museums in every city they visit. There are lots of twists and surprises! Full review

Skye Summers (Age 9)

Rock Star Detectives is a compelling story that has lots of exciting twists and turns and lots of surprises that add to the adventure. This story also shows how anyone, even children and disabled people, can achieve great things. Full review

Lara Russin (Age 10)

It is a very funny book and very interesting. Full review

Heidi Boyce (Age 9)

A fast paced thrilling adventure to discover the truth ... Full review

Florence Smith (Age 9)

This is such a great story and so full of suspense. I never knew what was going to happen next and it made me want to keep reading to find out if they were going to solve the mystery. Full review

Abigail Morrow (Age 8)

Rockstar Detectives Press Reviews

A delightfully funny book with a big, big heart -- David O'Doherty

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ISBN: 9780241505977
Publication date: 03/02/2022
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241505977
Publication date: 3rd February 2022
Author: Adam Hills
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Crime / Mystery, Funny, School Stories
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, Reviewed by Children

About Adam Hills

Adam Hills is an internationally recognised comedian and host of award-winning Channel 4 series The Last Leg. His collection of stories from a life in comedy, Best Foot Forward, featured memories of his early days performing standup and his many encounters with famous faces, including Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Connolly.

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