The Mystery of Wickworth Manor by Elen Caldecott
Bloomsbury ISBN 9781408820483
Curtis and Paige are two very different people who are thrown together on a school trip. They are supposed to be mixing with all the other children while canoeing, climbing and taking part in Art projects. However, when they find an old painting at the top of Wickworth Manor, they become involved in solving a mystery from years ago to do with the family at the manor. Could dreadful deeds to do with the slave trade have taken place? And can Curtis and Paige solve the mystery using their own different methods? This is a brilliantly written book. There is an underlying serious tone but the story reads as a fun, action-packed adventure.