It seems like someone at the Telegraph must be a Mistletoe and Murder fan!
On Saturday I was astonished to see that Mistletoe and Murder was in the Telegraph’s Top 50 – not of children’s books, but of all books released this year. It was one of five (along with Beetle Boy by MG Leonard, I’ll Wait, Mr Panda by Steven Lenton, The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange and The Power of Dark by Robin Jarvis). I never get tired of saying that a good children’s book is just a good book, without an upper age limit, and I’m delighted that the Telegraph support that idea.
The review is lovely: ‘Schoolgirl high-jinks abound in this whodunit for children, set in Thirties Cambridge. There’s a whiff of Agatha Christie as chums Daisy and Hazel must hunt down a killer.’
But even MORE lovely was the surprise I got when we bought the paper: Mistletoe and Murder‘s cover was featured on the FRONT page!
And finally, I got to see Mistletoe and Murder one more time as part of a lovely interview with blogger and Detective Society member Mango Bubbles. He’s snuck it in as part of the towering book pile he’s been photographed with (as well as Mystery and Mayhem – thank you Mango!). If you haven’t heard of Mango or his website, go check it out – he’s doing a brilliant thing, and he’s always looking for new young reviewers. I know lots of my Detective Society members would love to join in!