Winner of the Book of the Year, Children's Fiction at The British Book Awards
Winner of the Books are My Bag Readers Award, Children's Fiction
Shortlisted for the FCBG Children's Book Award
Adventures on Trains is a major mystery series for young readers, from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Beautifully illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.
First stop is The Highland Falcon Thief, a breathless train journey full of deceptions, puzzles and clues to solve.
Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat are enjoying the final journey of the Highland Falcon, Britain's most famous steam train. But when a precious jewel goes missing, Harrison and his new friend Lenny find themselves at the centre of the investigation. Can they solve the mystery and catch the culprit before they reach the end of the line?
Hear whispers in the dining car, find notes in the library and unknown passengers among the luggage, as you help Harrison solve the mystery aboard one of the world's grandest trains.
The Highland Falcon Thief can be read as a stand-alone novel, or enjoyed as part of the Adventures on Trains series. Join Hal and Uncle Nat on the next stops in this thrilling series, Kidnap on the California Comet and Murder on the Safari Star.
Praise for the Series:
'Like Murder on the Orient Express but better!' – Frank Cottrell-Boyce on The Highland Falcon Thief
'A thrilling and hugely entertaining adventure story' – David Walliams on The Highland Falcon Thief
'A first class choo-choo-dunnit!' – David Solomons on Kidnap on the California Comet
'A high-speed train journey worth catching . . .The best yet' – The Times on Murder on the Safari Star
'This series just gets better and better' – Maz Evans on Danger at Dead Man's Pass
This is Book 1 in the Adventures on Trains Series. See all Adventures on Trains books here.
M. G. Leonard is an award-winning, bestselling writer of children's books. Her Beetle Boy series has sold in 37 countries and she is currently writing the screenplay for a TV series based on the trilogy. Before becoming a writer, M. G. Leonard worked as a digital media producer for the National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe. She is also a trained actor, daMore about M. G. Leonard
Sam Sedgman is a novelist, playwright and award-winning digital producer. His work has been performed internationally and shorltisted for the Courtyard Theatre award. He is the author of The Highland Falcon Thief and Race Across the World . He lives in London and is a lifelong train and mystery enthusiast.
Jennifer Gray lives in London and Scotland with her husband, four children and friendly but enigmatic cat, Henry. She has written the Atticus Claw series, the Chicken Mission series and the Guinea Pigs Online series, co-written with Amanda Swift. The first book in the Atticus series, Atticus Claw Breaks the Law, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children'sMore about Elisa Paganelli