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Cover Reveal: The Mystery of the Painted Dragon


This week we revealed the cover for the sequel to The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow and The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth! Say hello to The Mystery of the Painted Dragon!

As you might guess from the title (and the graphic above) the third book in the series takes Sophie, Lil and the rest of the gang into the Edwardian art world. The story centres around a priceless painting that has been stolen in such baffling circumstances that even our young sleuths don’t know what to make of it.

Can Sophie and Lil find the missing painting, unmask the villain, and prove themselves detectives to be reckoned with? You’ll have to wait until February 2017 to find out…

For now, let’s take a closer look at the incredibly gorgeous cover art, created by amazing illustrator Karl James Mountford.

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Karl worked closely with Benjamin Hughes, Art Director at Egmont, to create this stunning cover, which features beautiful shiny copper foil. I think it’s going to look so lovely on the shelf next to Clockwork Sparrow and Jewelled Moth.

I’ve also been lucky enought to have an early peek at some of the interior illustrations that Karl is creating for this book, which are so special. I can’t wait to be able to share the finished book!

Visit Karl’s website to see even more of his amazing artwork and find him on Twitter.

UPDATED: You can now pre-order The Mystery of the Painted Dragon from:Waterstones | The Hive | Amazon.

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3 Comments on Cover Reveal: The Mystery of the Painted Dragon

  1. Rhea
    July 28, 2016 at 4:57 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow that looks absolutely amazing! I love the sense of dimension created by the artwork and the gold foil!!

  2. Mimsa
    September 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! The cover is amazing I love green and it goes so well with the gold foil will mei and song feature in the book?

    • katherine
      September 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm (6 years ago)

      Yes Mei and Song will be appearing in The Mystery of the Painted Dragon :)


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