The Highland Falcon Thief
M. G. Leonard
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Recommended by Gayle
‘Finally someone is giving the people what they want: mysteries, set on trains. M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman are writing a whole series of them, beginning with the entertaining and gripping Highland Falcon Thief. Highly recommended for mystery buffs, train nerds, and people who like fun things.’
From the publisher
Winner of the Book of the Year, Children's Fiction at The British Book Awards, 2021
Winner of the Books are My Bag Readers Award, Children's Fiction 2020
'A thrilling and hugely entertaining adventure story' - David Walliams
Adventures on Trains is a major mystery series from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. First stop is The Highland Falcon Thief, a breathless train journey full of deceptions, puzzles and clues to solve. Beautifully illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.
Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat are enjoying the final journey of the Highland Falcon, Britain's most famous steam train. But when a precious jewel goes missing, Harrison and his new friend Lenny find themselves at the centre of the investigation. Can they solve the mystery and catch the culprit before they reach the end of the line?
Hear whispers in the dining car, find notes in the library, and unknown passengers among the luggage as you help Harrison to solve the mystery aboard one of the world's grandest trains.
Join Hal and Uncle Nat on the next stops in this thrilling series, Kidnap on the California Comet, Murder on the Safari Star and Danger at Dead Man's Pass.
'A chuffing triumph' - The Times, Children's Book of the Week
'Like Murder on the Orient Express but better . . . a terrific read!' - Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions.
'A first-class book' - Telegraph