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Kidnap on the California Comet

Written by M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman

Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli

Part of the Adventures on Trains Series

Kidnap on the California Comet Synopsis

Board the California Comet and help Harrison Beck to solve another heart-stopping mystery in the second Adventures on Trains story, Kidnap on the California Comet, from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. After the excitement of his adventures aboard the Highland Falcon Thief, Harrison Beck can't wait for the opportunity to go on another amazing train journey. So when his Uncle Nat invites him aboard the California Comet, the iconic three-day train journey from Chicago to San Francisco, he leaps at the chance to travel. But when the daughter of billionaire entrepreneur August Reza goes missing en route, Hal finds himself with another mystery to solve. Can he uncover the kidnapper before the journey's end? An adrenaline-fuelled journey across America in the second mystery in the major Adventures on Trains series. 'A slick and super-satisfying sequel with kidnap, card tricks and the coolest train carriage ever' - Ross Montgomery 'Wildly funny, with hairpin plot bends and inventive characters, this series is firmly on track to become a bestseller.' - Daily Mail 'A chuffing triumph' - The Times Children's Book of the Week on The Highland Falcon Thief

Kidnap on the California Comet 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 * 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. -- Alex O'Connell * 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 A brilliant adventure, packed with blackmail, red herrings and silver superliners! * Mitch Johnson * 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529013085
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman
Illustrator: Elisa Paganelli
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages

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 shortlisted for the Courtyard Theatre award. Written with his friend, M.G. Leonard, the bestselling The Highland Falcon Thief was Sam's first book for children. He lives in London and ...

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