About the Book
Jane Austen turns detective in this spooky historical adventure by award-winning author Julia Golding!
It's 1789 and a young Jane Austen turns detective as she seeks to solve the mysterious happenings at Southmoor Abbey. When a carriage accident forces a change of plans, 13-year-old Jane is sent to be a companion to Lady Cromwell for a week as the household prepares to celebrate the eldest son's coming-of-age party. While there, Jane vows to solve the mystery of the ghostly monk in the Abbey grounds - for she does not believe in such stories!
But this is not the only strange occurrence for the adventurous young Jane to investigate.
There are shivery night-time investigations, an Indian girl with secret talents, a library fire, two prize horses in danger, and friends to save from false accusations.
With notebook in hand and her faithful dog Grandison by her side, will Jane overcome the continuous obstacles and find out the truth?
I bought this as a gift for a teen reader. It arrived beautifully packaged from Bear Hunt Books.
I had previously read a proof copy of the book and would highly recommend it to all readers of 10+ who enjoy historical fiction and detective mysteries. This is a perfect blend of those genres, written with flair by Julia Golding and featuring a young Jane Austen as the intelligent and fearless sleuth.