If you like Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather, then get ready to meet Connie Carew - a new heroine for a 'new' age, with a nose for mystery and adventure.
Calling all fans of Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow and Murder Most Unladylike ...
Funny, exciting, moving and unguessable - here's a brilliant and addictive new mystery with a heroine you'll love.
London, 1909 - a time of scientific progress and new freedoms. Ever since the death of her parents, twelve-year old Connie Carew has lived with her aunts - downtrodden Dorothea, and spinster Sylvie, who 'sees things' but is much sharper than she appears - in a large house in Kensington.
Connie has her sights set on becoming an anthropologist when she grows up and travel the world. Her first mystery is upon her already: is the girl who turns up at the front door really her long-lost cousin Ida? If she isn't, who is she? And who is behind the pretence?
Full of villains, cunning plots, twisted motives, this page-turner will keep you guessing to the end. And best of all, there are more Connie Carew mysteries to come.
Patricia Elliott was born in London, but grew up in Europe and the Far East. A voracious reader since childhood 'where she had the resources of ten different school libraries', she also made up ghost stories to scare her friends! As an adult, she worked in publishing in London and in a children's bookshop in New York. She now teaches a course in children's literature at an adult education college, and is writing further novels. She lives in Barnes with her husband and two sons. Her first book, The Ice Boy, won the Fidler Award for a first novel, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and the West Sussex award. Her second novel, Murkmere, was longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.