Author(s): Patricia Elliott
London, 1902. The old queen is dead and her son Edward rules: twinkly, genial, outgoing - a time of great confidence and optimism - and in particular new freedoms for women. Meet Connie Carew - 13 years old, with a hunger for the truth, and huge ambitions to succeed as a young woman in a thoroughly modern era. Connie finds her ideal partner-in-crime in the glamorous Ida - but first Connie must prove that Ida is who she claims to be ...
If you like Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather, then get ready to meet Connie Carew - a new heroine for a 'new' age, with a nose for mystery and adventure.
An exciting adventure with plenty of red herrings plays out in a vivd London setting WRD About Books Connie's curiosity, courage and kindness make her a very appealing heroine and fans of the current trend for historical detection and mystery in children's books will be pleased to spot the subtitle 'A Connie Carew Mystery', and to realise that Connie's adventures have only just begun School Librarian
Patricia Elliott was born in London, but grew up in Europe and the Far East. A voracious reader since childhood (where she had the resources of ten different school libraries), she also made up ghost stories to scare her friends! As an adult, she worked in publishing in London and in a children's bookshop in New York. She now teaches a course in children's literature at an adult education college, and is writing further novels. She lives in Barnes with her husband and two sons. Her first book, The Ice Boy, won the Fidler Award for a first novel, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and the West Sussex award. Her second novel, Murkmere, was longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.