Desperate to save the big Indian wedding of the year, Anisha gets dragged into a madcap kidnap plot involving lobsters, grannies and mysterious chauffeurs. The first of a hilarious new series by Serena Patel, Anisha, Accidental Detective is a feelgood joy.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2021
Anisha Mistry is all set to be a bridesmaid at her Aunty Bindi's wedding tomorrow...until she finds a note in her family's letterbox. Bindi's groom has been kidnapped and will only be released IF THE WEDDING IS CALLED OFF!
With best friend Milo, a mischievous granny, a runaway lobster, a giant chauffeur, and some super sleuthing skills, it's up to Anisha Mistry to find her uncle and save THE big Indian Wedding of the year.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 199 x 133 x 17 mm
'The story surfs along on a wave of excitable prose, while offering insights into Hindu culture that, for the uninitiated, are intriguing.' - Financial Times
'The chaotic warmth of an eccentric extended family underpins this exhilarating romp which touches upon children's insecurity about change. Anisha and Milo are an engaging team who we are sure to meet again.' - Daily Mail
'Young crime lovers will snap up Serena Patel's lively, funny Anisha, Accidental Detective.' - The Guardian
'Patel's astute characterisation and irresistible humour are heightened by Emma McCann's illustrations.' - The Guardian, Children's Books of the Year
'A fabulously funny mystery.' - Sunday Express
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