A collection of wintery crime and mystery stories by thirteen of the most exciting and diverse authors in children's books today!
Co-edited by Serena Patel, the award-winning author of the Anisha: Accidental Detective series and by Robin Stevens, author of the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series.
Sleuthing through the snow, on a merry mysterious day, in disguise we go, investigating all the way . . .
This gorgeous wintery collection brings together thirteen bestselling, award-winning and exciting debut authors: Abiola Bello, Annabelle Sami, Benjamin Dean, E.L. Norry, Elle McNicoll, Dominique Valente, Joanna Williams, Maisie Chan, Nizrana Farook, Patrice Lawrence, Roopa Farooki, Serena Patel and Sharna Jackson. With stunning illustrations by Harry Woodgate.
Join them as part of the Very Merry Murder Club as they lead you on a snow-covered wintery journey of festive foul play and murderously magnificent mysteries!
Serena Patel was shortlisted for the Asian Writer Short Story Prize and was a finalist in the Undiscovered Voices Anthology 2018. Her debut children's series Anisha Accidental Detective won the fiction category of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards, being shortlisted for a British Book Award and the Blue Peter Prize 2021 and selected for The Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge. Serena lives in Walsall with her family.
ROBIN STEVENS is the award winning and bestselling author of the Murder Most Unladylike mystery series. She was born in California and has been making up stories all her life. When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and she realized that she wanted to be either Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie when she grew up. She spent her teenage years reading a lot of murder mysteries and hoping that she'd get the chance to do some detecting herself (she didn't). Robin lives in Oxford.
'Funny, surprising, creepy and chilling. There's something for everyone here. This book is a real treat.' The Week Junior, Book of the Week
'Each story will keep readers glued to the edge of their seat!' - The Scotsman
'The Very Merry Murder Club is a brilliant new anthology, featuring short stories from a range of top authors!'- Booktrust
"Perfect for any budding detective' - Shout
'Full of fast-paced plots, delightfully evil villains and whip-smart protagonists, The Very Merry Murder Club will enthrall fans of mystery and those new to the genre. To top it off, the collection is beautifully illustrated by Harry Woodgate, with a charming illustration accompanying each story plus an absolutely stunning wraparound winter scene on the hardback cover, which cleverly incorporates an element from every story in the book.' - Scottish Booktrust
'An impressive line up of some of the most exciting and diverse authors in children's books' - Fiona Noble, One to Watch, The Bookseller
'Fast-paced and funny' - The Echo