The Midnight Thief
Illustrator: Flavia Sorrentino Publisher: Scholastic
Transplanted from her exciting life as an explorer's daughter, Freya finds herself miserable at a posh boarding school. Freya hates all the boring rules, the other girls are mean to her, and the headmistress is frosty good manners personified.
When a bat removal expert is called in to deal with an infestation, Freya meets his irrepressible children - and finds herself making friends at last. Together they explore the city, with particular interest in the grand exhibition showing priceless artefacts for the first time.
When the objects are stolen in a dramatic heist, Freya is sure her new friends are responsible - but the true culprit might be closer to home...
This is an old-school (in every sense) yarn... Bishop pulls it off with humour and aplomb - Financial Times, The best in children's books
The Midnight Thief is a gloriously gripping, action-packed and clever mystery set in a boarding school that kept me enthralled throughout. - Book Craic
This is a really satisfying read, with an engaging plot and plenty of humour... Buy plenty! - Peters Books of the Week
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