The first titles to be included in Bookbuzz 2017 have been announced, and we are thrilled that Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock has been selected for this year’s programme!
Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help schools inspire a love of reading in Year 7 and 8 students. Students in Bookbuzz schools can choose their own book to keep from the list – and all schools who sign up get two sets of the Bookbuzz books for their library.
A tense, snowy drama that keeps you guessing until the very last page, Murder in Midwinter is thrilling, gripping middle-grade reading. 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? Here’s a look inside the book:
You can find out about the first nine titles to be selected here – the final eight Bookbuzz books will be revealed in the first week of May.