From the author of The Last Chance Hotel comes a brand new fantastical mystery series!
‘Blending magical adventure with Golden Age crime mystery, this delightfully atmospheric spin-off from the author of The Last Chance Hotel confirms Thornton’s place as one of the most original children’s writers around.’ WATERSTONES
Magic must never be misused …
When there’s a murder in the village and a hag is heard howling at the local inn, secret witch Raven Charming realizes she could have a rival – one who practises the worst kind of magic.
With the help of amateur sleuth, Mortimer Scratch, and Nightshade, a talking cat with a feline sense of detection, she sets out to solve what’s been going on …
- A magical murder mystery perfect for fans of Robin Stevens and Harry Potter
- Book 1 in a new spin-off series from the author of The Last Chance Hotel, chosen as Waterstones Book of the Month and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award
- Features fan-favourite Nightshade as the star of her very own mystery!
Praise for THE LAST CHANCE HOTEL:
‘A jolly, atmospheric mystery.’ THE TIMES
‘All kinds of fun’ THE OBSERVER
‘[A] mash-up of murder mystery and fantasy … full of great characters, plot twists and intriguing detail.’ METRO
‘Featuring magical antics, a talking cat and a locked-room murder mystery, Seth’s story reads like an old-school whodunnit with added wizards and spells’ BOOKTRUST