Murder In Midwinter

Murder In Midwinter

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 06/10/2016
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Sitting on the top deck of a bus days before Christmas, Maya sees a couple arguing violently in the middle of a crowded Regent Street. They see her watching, she looks away, and the woman disappears. Maya goes to the police, who shrug and send her away. Then a body turns up... Now convinced she is a vital witness to a crime, the police send Maya into hiding in rural Wales. She resolves to get to the bottom of the mystery. Then the snow comes and no one can get out. But what if someone can still get in?From the author of Dear Scarlett and Saving Sophia."Fleur Hitchcock... has cornered the market in hard-boilers for beginners." - Alex O'Connell, The Times"A taut and exciting thriller. Fleur Hitchcock beautifully captures Maya's sense of unreality and fear as she untangles family relationships along with the mystery." - Scotsman"For a young readership, this is surprisingly no-holds-barred, but it handles a potentially traumatising subject with just the right balance of tenderness and gusto." - The School Librarian

  • Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780857636386
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Murder In Midwinter
Nail biting action thriller for children.
Each time I discover another book from Fleur Hitchcock I find that I become an even bigger fan of her style and approach to creating modern adventure thril... READ MORE
Murder In Midwinter
Packed with tension, drama and danger
Little does Maya know that when she takes a photo of a Christmas window display from the top of the bus, that it will bring danger to her and her family. S... READ MORE
Jo Clarke
Murder In Midwinter
a gripping page-turner
Murder in Midwinter, by Fleur Hitchcock, is a gripping page-turner, which hooks you in from the start. Described by The Times as a “hard-boiled crime nove... READ MORE
Emma Perry
Murder In Midwinter
A gripping page turner
This is a fantastic book. I quickly fell in love with the characters and couldn’t wait to read on! Maya doesn’t realise what trouble looking out of the win... READ MORE
Heather Stirling
Murder In Midwinter
I absolutely loved this book. For children who want something realistic and gripping. It's so well written; you won't be able to put it down until you get... READ MORE
Cathryn Norris
Murder In Midwinter
Glorious Adventure
This is a glorious adventure story. After witnessing a gruesome crime in London, Maya is sent to the country to protect her, but is she really safe? This h... READ MORE
Rachel Ward
Murder In Midwinter
Superb mystery
We loved the build up of suspense and were kept guessing. Great for fans of detective genre books and perfect for my ten and twelve year olds.
Sarah Merchant
Murder In Midwinter
Fast-paced, exciting page-turner
This thriller is perfectly pitched for younger readers of about 10-12 who enjoy a good drama. It is tightly plotted, fast-paced and extremely gripping. I w... READ MORE
Anna Wilson
Murder In Midwinter
Murder in Midwinter - a fantastic, thrilling read!
An exciting, enthralling, exceptionally-written story! A perfect murder mystery for children (my daughter loved it), but also a thrilling read for adults t... READ MORE
Alexandra Campbell
Murder In Midwinter
A thrilling murder mystery
I enjoyed every bit of it and I'd highly recommend 'Murder in Midwinter' to other young readers.
Greet Pauwelijn
Murder In Midwinter
Wowza! This is the 1st of my Fleur Hitchcock books I’ve read, & I. Am. Impressed. I read this in almost 1 sitting. Sitting on the top deck of a bus days be... READ MORE
Belle’s Middle Grade
Murder In Midwinter
An excellent read, 'Murder in Midwinter' is an action-packed page turner that keeps you guessing to the very end.
“When Maya takes a photo from the top of a bus, she has no idea of the trouble it will bring”. This is how the story starts and Fleur Hitchcock wastes no t... READ MORE
North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards