The Highland Falcon Thief
M. G. Leonard
Illustrated by Elisa PaganelliAges 9-12
Winner of the Book of the Year, Children's Fiction at The British Book Awards, 2021
Winner of the Books are My Bag Readers Award, Children's Fiction 2020
Shortlisted for the FCBG Children's Book Award
Adventures on Trains is a major mystery series from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Beautifully illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.
First stop is The Highland Falcon Thief, a breathless train journey full of deceptions, puzzles and clues to solve.
Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat are enjoying the final journey of the Highland Falcon, Britain's most famous steam train. But when a precious jewel goes missing, Harrison and his new friend Lenny find themselves at the centre of the investigation. Can they solve the mystery and catch the culprit before they reach the end of the line?
Hear whispers in the dining car, find notes in the library and unknown passengers among the luggage, as you help Harrison solve the mystery aboard one of the world's grandest trains.
The Highland Falcon Thief can be read as a stand-alone novel, or enjoyed as part of the Adventures on Trains series. Join Hal and Uncle Nat on the next stops in this thrilling series, Kidnap on the California Comet, Murder on the Safari Star, Danger at Dead Man's Pass and Sabotage on the Solar Express.
Praise for the Series:
'Like Murder on the Orient Express but better!' – Frank Cottrell-Boyce on The Highland Falcon Thief
'A thrilling and hugely entertaining adventure story' – David Walliams on The Highland Falcon Thief
'A first class choo-choo-dunnit!' – David Solomons on Kidnap on the California Comet
'A high-speed train journey worth catching . . .The best yet' – The Times on Murder on the Safari Star
'This series just gets better and better' – Maz Evans on Danger at Dead Man's Pass
An instant classic
A first-class book
A pacey and intensely satisfying mystery, boasting a sparkling golden age crime fiction sensibility despite its contemporary setting