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Children's Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park

by (author) Marthe Jocelyn

illustrated by Isabelle Follath

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
Mysteries & Detective Stories, Christmas & Advent, Law & Crime
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780735265493
    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
    $18.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780735265516
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12

Description

For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, Christmas becomes a lot more exciting when a dead body is found in this second book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency.

Aspiring writer Aggie Morton is looking forward to Christmas. Having just solved a murder and survived her own brush with death inal her small town of Torquay on the coast of England, Aggie can't wait to spend the holidays with her sister Marjorie, the new Lady Greyson of Owl Park, an enormous manor house in the country; Grannie Jane and her fellow sleuth and partner in crime, Hector Perot. Owl Park holds many delights including Aggie's almost cousin Lucy, exciting and glamorous visitors from Ceylon and disguises aplenty in the form of a group of travelling actors, not to mention a secret passageway AND an enormous, cursed emerald. Not even glowering old Lady Greyson (the Senior) can interfere with Aggie's festive cheer. But when Aggie and her friends discover a body instead of presents on Christmas morning, things take a deadly serious turn. With the help of a certain nosy reporter, Aggie and Hector will once again have to put their deductive skills and imaginations to work to find the murderer on the loose.

Filled with mystery, adventure, unforgettable characters and several helpings of tea and Christmas pudding, Peril at Owl Park is the second book in a new series for middle-grade readers and Christie and Poirot fans everywhere.

About the authors

Marthe Jocelyn is the award-winning author and illustrator of over thirty-five books for babies, kids and teens. Her illustrated books have been shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. In 2009 she was the recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. One Red Button and One Piece of String are the result of her lifelong obsession with scraps, and her delight in surprising the reader with unexpected details. Originally from Toronto, Marthe settled in Stratford, Ontario, after a thirtyyear stretch in New York. For more information, visit www.marthejocelyn.com.

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Editorial Reviews

One of CBC Books' Best Middle-Grade and Young Adult Books of 2020

PRAISE FOR Peril at Owl Park:

“Aggie’s wit, character and warmth are ever engaging as she matures, and Jocelyn maintains a pleasing pitch of humour, feeling, and historical realities throughout.” —Toronto Star
Peril at Owl Park is just as engaging and appealing as The Body Under the Piano. Aggie has emerged from her shell while her interests in murder and her creative imagination continue unabated.” Historical Novel Society

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