R A Spratt (Rachel)
Friday Barnes Girl Detective
Random House Australia 2014 $19.99pb 247pp
ISBN 978 1 7427 5962 3
Themes: Boarding school stories/ Intellectual parents/ Solitude
When Friday Barnes, a rather lonely and decidedly unusual small girl solves a bank mystery she uses the reward money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country where there are many more crimes to be solved. And maybe there will be some real friends..
Such is the magic of Rachel Spratt’s writing that she makes even the most over-the-top incidents and experiences totally believable. This is a beginning of a new series from the author of Nanny Piggins.
Friday Barnes Under Suspicion will be published in January 2015
Year 4 up/ Age 8 up