A delectable detective tale and family drama all in one. For fans of The Secret Hen House Theatre.
Charlie and Julia are certain that the sleepy village of Peddle-Worth must contain some mysteries for their brand new agency - The Milkshake Detectives - to solve. All they need to do is find them!
So when somebody called 'The Bear' starts leaving strange clues, they can't wait to put their spy skills to use. The only problem? Everyone else wants to join in the bear hunt too! Not least, Charlie's new step-brothers who are quite possibly the most irritating boys on the planet.
But with the competition heating up, Charlie might be missing a more important mystery. And this one lies a lot closer to home . . .
Heather Butler's first novel, Us Minus Mum, has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2015 and shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards.
Praise for Us Minus Mum: 'believable and beautifully done' - The Financial Times; 'Wonderfully observed, funny and touching' Joy Court; 'perfectly judged, wonderfully observed' The Bookbag; 'brilliant characters, plenty of action, snappy dialogue . . . It's heartbreaking, yes, but uplifting and enlightening, too' Teach Primary - Press Reviews