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Nancy Parker’s Diary of Detection (Nancy Parker 1)

Nancy Parker’s Diary of Detection (Nancy Parker 1)

When Nancy Parker gets her first position as a housemaid to Mrs Bryce, it’s not exactly her dream job – she’d rather be out solving mysteries. But she soon discovers there are plenty of suspicious occurrences going on beneath her very nose . . . Time for Nancy to set to work not just with her mop but also with her Theory of Detection!

Suitable for age 9–12.

£6.15

When Nancy Parker gets her first position as a housemaid to Mrs Bryce, it’s not exactly her dream job – she’d rather be out solving mysteries. But she soon discovers there are plenty of suspicious occurrences going on beneath her very nose . . . Time for Nancy to set to work not just with her mop but also with her Theory of Detection!

Suitable for age 9–12.

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ISBN-10: 0192739387
ISBN-13: 9780192739384

On this day 24th June 1920 I turned fourteen.

I plan to have a very exciting future now that I have thrown off the SHACKLES of SCHOOL! A detective is what I would most like to be. I cannot think of any reason why I could not be one. Except perhaps I am too young. And I don’t like blood.

Nancy Parker has recently been engaged in her first position – as a housemaid for the very modern Mrs Bryce. It’s not Nancy’s dream job (she’d rather be investigating crimes like they do in her beloved six-penny thrillers) but as Mrs Bryce starts to entertain her new neighbours with lavish parties, it becomes clear that something strange and interesting might be afoot.

Local burglaries, a cook with a deep, dark secret – and Mrs Bryce’s own glamorous but murky past. Will Nancy solve the mysteries while still keeping on top of her chores?

A hilarious and energetic middle-grade mystery, narrated part in the third person and part through Nancy’s journal.

‘One to put under the microscope of your budding Holmes.’ – Alex O’Connell, The Times Saturday Review

‘Intrepid housemaid-turned-detective Nancy Parker is a heroine to root for.’ – Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

‘This junior sleuth is worth investigating.’ – Children’s book of the week, Alex O’Connell, Times

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