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A laugh-out-loud mystery adventure for readers aged 8+
“The Swifts is a hugely entertaining murder mystery starring a delightfully witty heroine alongside a lively and diverse cast of characters. This gorgeous hardback edition makes a fantastic gift for young bookworms.”
On the day they are born, each Swift is brought before the sacred Family Dictionary. They are given a name and a definition, and it is assumed they will grow up to match. Unfortunately, Shenanigan Swift has other ideas.
So what if her relatives all think she's destined to turn out as a troublemaker, just because of her name? Shenanigan knows she can be whatever she wants - pirate, explorer or even detective.
Which is lucky, really, because when one of the Family tries to murder Arch-Aunt Schadenfreude, someone has to work out whodunit.
With the help of her sisters and cousin, Shenanigan grudgingly takes on the case, but more murders, a hidden treasure and an awful lot of suspects make thing seriously complicated.
Can Shenanigan catch the killer before the whole household is picked off? And in a Family where definitions are so important, can she learn to define herself?
Beth Lincoln was raised in a former Victorian railway station in the North of England. She now lives in Newcastle upon Tyne with her partner and hopefully, by the time you are reading this, a dog.
Number of pages: 464
Reading age guide: 8 to 12 years
Publication date: 2nd February 2023
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