Demelza and the Spectre Detectors (Paperback)
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Demelza and the Spectre Detectors (Paperback)

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Published: 06/02/2020
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Full of warmth, eccentricity, humour and plenty of action, DEMELZA & THE SPECTRE DETECTORS is the debut novel

from the multi-talented Holly Rivers, who played Drusilla Paddock

in ITV’s original Worst

Witch series!

'Talking skulls, family feuds, red herrings and a spirited

(in every sense) heroine underpin this funny, fizzing debut that

also acknowledges the madness of grief.' DAILY MAIL

'Demelza doesn’t believe in ghosts! She doesn’t

even believe in the afterlife. This inner conflict enlivens Rivers’

humorous fantasy, as Demelza is forced to apply her logical

mind to problem-solve the strangest occurrences and defeat

the most ephemeral of nemeses. This gives the book a broad appeal,

which both STEM and sci-fi lovers will warm to.' IRISH


Demelza loves science – she loves it so much that she stays

up late to work on her inventions.

But she soon discovers

she’s also inherited a distinctly unscientific skill: Spectre

Detecting. Like her grandmother,

she can summon the ghosts of the dead.

But when Grandma

Maeve is kidnapped, Demelza and her pasty-faced best friend, Percy,

must leap into action to solve the deadly mystery …

A warm and eccentric middle-grade mystery story by debut

author Holly Rivers

Lockwood & Co meets Skulduggery

Pleasant with a fresh, funny twist

As a child, Holly was a lead actress in ITV’s

original Worst Witch series!

Check out Holly’s second book: The Boy

in the Post

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
ISBN: 9781912626038
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 141 x 23 mm

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“Fab read for kids”

Wow! What a fab debut! In Demelza, Holly Rivers has created a wonderful character whose determination and wit makes her sooooo likeable. I cheered her on throughout the story. Demelza, a science geek through and... More

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My 8 year old described this as exciting, intriguing and hilarious. She absolutely loved Miranda because she 'acts all tough but is soft inside' and when Demelza's mouse came to her rescue.

She would... More

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Chris Soul UK

“Quirky, spooky and a lot of fun!”

Demelza and the Spectre Detectors' by Holly Rivers is fabulously eccentric and immensely enjoyable. Full of mad-cap inventions, whimsical ghosts, and characters to adore (alive ones and ghostly ones), this is a... More

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