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Cracking adventures on the island of Castle Key are at the heart of this exciting series. Jack and his brother Scott are sure their holiday in this remote location in Cornwall will be dull. But, how wrong can they be? Jack and Scott team up with Emily and her bouncy dog Drift whose home is in a converted light house and soon find the Island is full of surprises and excitement. First there’s the mystery of why the caves have lost their whistle (in The Mystery of the Whistling Caves), then there’s the shock of a film star going missing (in The Mystery of the Midnight Ghost) and finally there a man who almost drowns on the beach (in The Mystery of the Drowning Man). Can the friends pull him from the water in time and can they find out who he is? With its crumbling cliffs, pounding seas and interesting cast of inhabitants, Castle Key turns out to be a wonderful place for a holiday.
When Scott and Jack Carter have to stay with their great aunt for the summer they steel themselves for the most boring holiday ever. But then they meet Emily Wild and her loveable dog, Drift. Emily shows them the lighthouse, the castle - and the amazing whistling caves.
Legend has it that when the caves stop whistling the castle will be attacked - and that's exactly what happens! Priceless treasures are stolen and Emily and the boys are determined to investigate. But how was the treasure smuggled out of the castle? Why did the caves stop whistling? And can the friends solve the mystery in time to catch the thief? The first in an exciting new adventure series - with five more gripping mysteries to come!
'The Famous Five meets Artemis Fowl in The Mystery of the Whistling Caves, an up to the minute adventure with postmodern Blytonian references. The children, with mandatory dog, use their cunning to find the culprit in a series of museum thefts. A retro look gives it appeal to children and adults alike.' The Bookseller
'Nostalgic adventure stories are back once more, thrillingly enjoyable!' - Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books
'..a great romp of a story, definitely a page turner, and would make fabulous holiday reading' - The Bookbag
'I loved this book from the start to the finish because it is extremely exciting and I couldn't put it down. It moves at a fast pace, and the plot keeps on twisting so that it is full of suspense. The children's characters were very believable.. It is also very funny particularly when the author describes Jack's thoughts. I would recommend this book to people who love adventure stories and it is one of the best books I have ever read!' -- Lily Newman, Age 10, West End Books Blog
'From the illustration on the cover to the ripping plot of children investigating a mystery involving caves in the West Country, this is most definitely in the style of Enid Blyton... A well-written, wholesome adventure' - Junior
|Publication date:||7th July 2011|
|Publisher:||Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
Helen Moss was born in 1964 and grew up in Worcestershire and Saudi Arabia. After a degree in psychology and philosophy at Oxford University, Helen went on to do PhD research at Cambridge University. She spent a year in Portland, Oregon and returned to devote herself full-time to writing. She signed up for some creative writing classes and was immediately hooked. Helen lives in a small village just outside Cambridge, with her husband, two sons, two border collies, two guinea pigs, two dwarf hamsters, 20 hens and a cockerel called Wilfred.More About Helen Moss