Garry Disher s thrilling new junior novel in which an eleven-year-old girl, Maddie Finn, must outwit a gang of kidnappers and grow in courage and confidence.
Maddie Finn lives with her mother above a converted stable in the grounds of a big house owned by the gloomy Harold Delamore. It's their 'cosy refuge against the world' and Maddie's favourite task is to walk Sal, Mr Delamore's rare, prize-winning dog. But one day Maddie and her mother are given two months' notice by the trouble-making Delia Delamore, who is home from her boarding school - or has she been expelled?
When Maddie takes Sal for a walk the next morning, Delia comes too. The unsuspecting girls wander into an alley where a gang of kidnappers is waiting...
But who do they want?
Maddie Finn is a tense, exciting story of a difficult friendship by award-winning author of The Bamboo Flute, Garry Disher.
'Disher is brilliant.' - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
GARRY DISHER grew up on a wheat and wool farm in South Australia. He has an MA in Australian History and has lived, worked and travelled in England, Italy, Israel, the USA and southern Africa. In 1978 he was awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University, where he wrote his first collection of short stories. Garry worked as a writing lecturer between the years 1980 and 1988, before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty books, including short story collections, literary novels, writers' handbooks and award-winning crime thrillers and children's titles.