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Announcing Mystery & Mayhem!

Mystery and Mayhem front cover


It’s been so difficult to keep this one a secret – but the news is finally out! Next year my publishers Egmont are releasing Mystery & Mayhem a brand new anthology of mystery stories by twelve children’s authors, including… me!

The other authors featured (our very own Crime Club) include Robin Stevens, who as well as being a fantastic mystery author is also an assistant editor at Egmont, Helen Moss, Elen Caldecott, Frances Hardinge, Clementine Beauvais, Susie Day, Julia Golding, Caroline Lawrence, Helen Moss, Sally Nicholls and Harriet Whitehorn.

The stories are all absolutely fantastic – and I feel very lucky that I’ve already had the chance to read them, to help me write the introduction to the anthology! Here’s a few tantalising hints from some of the authors about what you can expect to find:


As for my own story, it’s a solo adventure for Lil – the Edwardian chorus-girl turned detective who appears in The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow. Lil has already attracted herself a lot of fans, and I had so much fun writing a story from her point of view.

The anthology will be published in May 2016 – stay tuned for more news from the Crime Club!

Read the announcement on the Bookseller website.

Preorder Mystery & Mayhem from Waterstones or Amazon

2 Comments on Announcing Mystery & Mayhem!

  1. Rhea
    October 20, 2015 at 8:32 pm (7 years ago)

    It sounds absolutely brilliant- I love the way you are telling it from Lil’s point of view, a character in The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow we have not gone into depth with that much yet…hope she battles the baddies and saves the day should need arise…really really excited about checking it out! ;)))
    I’ve already told all my friends and told them to “spread the word”. I am definitely buying Mystery and Mayhem when it comes out next year!!!

    • katherine
      November 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm (7 years ago)

      Hooray! I’m so glad you’re looking forward to reading it Rhea!


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