Billy, Fern and Joe Shortbread are the stars of their family circus, but they also have another talent ... they're experts at solving mysteries! When their circus moves into a new town they soon make friends with a young boy named Tom. But Tom can't enjoy the circus because his granny has disappeared and he's worried he'll never see her again. With the help of their astonishing circus skills can the Shortbread circus stars crack the clues and find Tom's granny? A brilliant McCall Smith adventure story, brimming with wit, wisdom and larger than life characters.
This is Book 1 in the The Big-Top Mysteries Series. See all The Big-Top Mysteries books here.
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Alexander McCall Smith has written more than 100 books but is best known for his internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series which has now been translated into 40 languages and sold over 20 million copies worldwide....More about Alexander McCall Smith
Sam Usher studied illustration, graduating in 2008. His first book, Have You Seen Sassoon? was longlisted for the Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize....More about Sam Usher