The Highland Falcon Thief

M. G. Leonard

Sam Sedgman

Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
Ages 9-12
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30 January 2020
9781529027976
407 pages
Synopsis

Winner of the Book of the Year, Children's Fiction at The British Book Awards, 2021

'An instant classic' David Walliams

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 breat
hless train journey full of deceptions, puzzles and clues to solve. Beautifully illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.

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 fo 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.

Join Hal and Uncle Nat on the next stops in this thrilling series, Kidnap on the California Comet, Murder on the Safari Star and Danger at Dead Man's Pass.

'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

An instant classic

David Walliams

A first-class book

Telegraph

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

Guardian