On this day 24th June 1920 I turned fourteen. I plan to have a very exciting future now that I have thrown off the SHACKLES of SCHOOL!
A detective is what I would most like to be. I cannot think of any reason why I could not be one.
Except perhaps I am too young. And I don't like blood. Nancy Parker has recently been engaged in her first position - as a housemaid for the very modern Mrs Bryce.
It's not Nancy's dream job (she'd rather be investigating crimes like they do in her beloved six-penny thrillers) but as Mrs Bryce starts to entertain her new neighbours with lavish parties, it becomes clear that something strange and interesting might be afoot.
Local burglaries, a cook with a deep, dark secret - and Mrs Bryce's own glamorous but murky past.
Will Nancy solve the mysteries while still keeping on top of her chores?
A hilarious and energetic middle-grade mystery, narrated part in the third person and part through Nancy's journal.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 17/02/2016
- Category: Crime & mystery fiction (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780192739384