This October we’re publishing an an absolutely brilliant new book: Murder in Midwinter, by Fleur Hitchcock, author of Dear Scarlett and Saving Sophia – atmospheric, hard-boiled crime for 9-12 year olds.
And today you can read an early preview of the book – and win a proof copy!
When Maya takes a photo from the top of a bus, she has no idea of the trouble it will bring. The bright shop window is gorgeous but the couple arguing in front of it look as if they want to kill each other. And when her flash goes off, they look as if they want to kill her too…
Then a body turns up. The police suggest that Maya should go away for a while – somewhere remote, somewhere safe. Her aunt’s farm in the Welsh mountains is the perfect place to hide, and soon it’s snowing hard enough to cut them off completely. No one can get in and no one can get out. But does that mean there’s nothing to fear?
A tense, snowy drama that keeps you guessing until the very last page, this is thrilling, gripping middle-grade reading.
You can take an early look inside Murder in Midwinter below – here are the opening chapters:
And you can also win an exclusive proof copy of the book! To be in with a chance of winning one of five Murder in Midwinter proofs, just sign up to our books newsletter at this page or with the form below, and send an email to tom nosycrow come with Murder in Midwinter in the subject heading, including your postal address. This competition is open to residents of the UK and Ireland only.