The first in a series of gripping adventure stories for readers 8+, perfect for fans of Enid Blyton.Lucy, Max, Charlie and Joe aren't looking for new friends – they have too many of their own problems to worry about. But when the four of them, and Charlie's faithful dog, Sherlock, spot a phantom figure on Southwold beach one winter's night, they are thrown together to unravel a mystery that none of them expected.The deeper they dig, the bigger the adventure becomes – motorboats and tracking devices, bedroom breakouts and daring sea rescues are all in a day's work for the After-School Detective Club. But when their investigations lead them into trouble with the police, there is only one thing left to do – they must go undercover for a final showdown with a ruthless gang of smugglers who will stop at nothing to get what they want.
This is Book 1 in the The After School Detective Club Series. See all The After School Detective Club books here.
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Mark Dawson is the bestselling author of the John Milton, Beatrix Rose and Isabella Rose series, and has sold over 3 million books. He lives in Wiltshire with his family. Mark Dawson has co-written this series with children's author Allan Boroughs. www.markjdawson.com
Ben Mantle has illustrated a number of children's books including
Ben Mantle began his illustration career early, picking up his first award in a local library colouring-in competition aged seven. He went on to study Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design before working as an animator. Ben illustrated Callum's Incredible ConstruMore about Ben Mantle