You are invited to attend the grand unveiling of Mr Lyle’s art exhibition at Sinclair’s department store!
The two most daring detectives in London are back and now they’re faced with their most daunting and dangerous challenge to date.
When a priceless painting is stolen, Sophie and Lil find themselves faced with forgery, trickery and deceit on all sides. BE AMAZED as the brave duo pit their wits against this perilous puzzle! MARVEL at their cunning plan to unmask the villain and prove themselves detectives to be reckoned with – no matter what dangers lie ahead . . .
Cover and interior illustrations by Karl James Mountford
Shortlisted for the Independent Bookshop Week 2017 Children’s Book Award. Selected as a 2018 Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College
Praise for The Painted Dragon
‘I read it in one delicious sitting – a cleverly plotted, atmospheric page-turner with exquisite attention to detail’ – Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
‘…an atmospheric, fast-paced heist… strong character development and vividly evoked Edwardian settings make Woodfine’s work stand out in a genre already notable for richness’ – Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian
★★★★★ ‘Funny, scary, heart-stopping stuff – do not, under any circumstances, miss it’ – The Bookbag
‘This old-fashioned whodunit is thoroughly satisfying to solve along with our heroes… Jolly good fun’ – Kirkus
‘…an intriguing locked-room mystery… This historical whodunnit is full of suspense and will keep young readers guessing’ – Sarah Mallon, The Scotsman
‘A welcome return to 1909 and Sinclair’s Department Store’ – Charlotte Heathcote, The Sunday Express
‘If you haven’t yet discovered Katherine Woodfine’s Sinclair’s Mysteries, you’re in for a treat’ – Louise Haines, The Bookcase for The Guardian
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From Birmingham to Dublin to Salford and more – I’ve been on the road for lots of events to celebrate The Painted Dragon!
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