I loved writing this book – it was such an honour to pick up Siobhan’s detective Ted Spark’s story and send him on new adventures – and I’m so proud that it’s finally been published in the USA. The Guggenheim Mystery takes place in New York, at the Guggenheim Museum, and I put all of my favourite things about New York, and art, and summer holidays with family, into it.
From the official description:
The adventure that began in Siobhan Dowd’s popular and acclaimed novel The London Eye Mystery at long last continues with Ted, Kat, and their cousin Salim investigating a theft at the Guggenheim Museum that’s been pinned on Salim’s mother!
When Ted and his big sister, Kat, take a trip to New York to visit their cousin Salim and their aunt Gloria, they think they’re prepared for big-city adventures. But when a famous painting is stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works, the surprises begin to mount faster than they could have anticipated. With the police looking at Aunt Gloria as the prime suspect, Ted, Kat, and Salim become sleuthing partners, following a trail of clues across NYC to prove her innocence–and to pinpoint the real thief. Ultimately, it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery.
Happy US birthday, Ted Spark!