The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Drama and Danger (Paperback)
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The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Drama and Danger (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 09/06/2022
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Thrillingly redolent of eighteenth-century London, the first book in a gripping new mystery series inspired by real Black British figures revolves around sinister onstage goings-on at the Drury Lane theatre.

A thrilling middle grade mystery series set in Eighteenth-Century London, with all the fun and zest of Hamilton, and inspired by real Black British historical figures.

Twelve-year-olds Lizzie Sancho and Dido Belle are from different worlds - Lizzie lives in Westminster in her dad's tea shop, while Belle is an heiress being brought up by her aunt and uncle at grand Kenwood House - but they both share a love of solving mysteries. And when their eyes meet in the audience of the Drury Lane theatre one night, both girls are sure they've seen something suspicious on stage.

Lizzie and Belle soon find themselves on the trail of a mystery - and becoming best friends. But can they work out what's going on in time to prevent a murder?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008485252
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This vivid theatreland mystery - whose atmospheric setting recalls Phillip Pullman's The Ruby and the Smoke series - is deeply rooted in the abolitionist milieu and resonates sonorously today.'
The Observer, Chapter Books of the Month, 29th May 2022

"Bringing Georgian London vividly to life, this is a wonderful historical mystery with two delightful heroines. I can't wait to read the next instalment and find out what Lizzie and Belle will get up to next!"
Katherine Woodfine, author of The Sinclair's Mysteries series

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“Twists, secrets and danger”

I can’t be the only one who’s been yearning for something to fill the Murder Most Unladylike/Sinclair Mysteries hole in my reading heart since those series came to an end, so I know I won’t be the only one latching... More

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“A brilliant diverse historical mystery!”

I loooveee historical middle grade mysteries and this one just became one of my faves!

It really lures you in with it’s intriguing narrative courtesy of Lizzie, and perfectly sets the scene for the mystery while... More

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“An exciting new addition to the world of middle grade mysteries”

A brilliantly written, action packed and exciting 1700's detective adventure story told through a perspective and voice rarely explored in fiction during this time, let alone children's fiction, two young... More

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