The Highland Falcon Thief

M. G. Leonard

Sam Sedgman

Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
Ages 9-12
4.34 based on 441 ratings & 112 reviews on Goodreads.com
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30 January 2020
9781529013061
256 pages
Synopsis

Adventures on Trains is a major mystery series from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. First stop is The Highland Falcon Thief, a breathless train journey full of deceptions, puzzles and clues to solve.

Harrison Beck is reluctantly joining his travel-writer Uncle Nat for the last journey of the royal train, The Highland Falcon. But as the train makes its way to Scotland, a priceless brooch goes missing, and things are suddenly a lot more interesting. As suspicions and accusations run high among the passengers, Harrison begins to investigate and uncovers a few surprises along the way. Can he solve the mystery of the jewel thief 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 to solve the mystery aboard one of the world's grandest trains. Fast-paced and packed with illustrations and clues, Adventures on Trains is a stop you won't want to miss!

'A chuffing triumph' – The Times, Children's Book of the Week

'Like Murder on the Orient Express but better . . . a terrific read!' – Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions.

'A first-class book' – Telegraph

A pacey and intensely satisfying mystery, boasting a sparkling golden age crime fiction sensibility despite its contemporary setting

Guardian

A first-class book

Telegraph

Packed with clues and red herrings, this express ride has terrific characters and steams through the plot. Wonderful.

Daily Mail