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The Magical Detectives by Brian Keaney
Orchard Books ISBN 9781408306819

Otto Spinoza's mother disappears from the second-hand bookshop that she runs. When Otto discovers an advert for the Magical Detective Agency in the bookshop he decides to contact them. He meets the rather strange Maximillian Hawksmoor who is convinced that Otto's mother has been abducted by beings from an entirely different world. Along with his friend Juliet and her cat Cornelius, Otto embarks on a dangerous mission to find his mother. This is a wonderfully written atmospheric mystery - a real page-turner!

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Labradoodle on the Loose by T M Alexander
Piccadilly Press ISBN 9781848121331

Five friends known collectively as Tribe have fun and adventures in their everyday lives together. Bee's Labradoodle goes missing while Keener gets very involved in mountainboarding and forgets he is looking after Doodle, sparking a huge search for the dog. Bee then has a rather unusual birthday celebration and finally the Tribers face a difficult dilemma when the person they like the least at school is falsely accused of wrong-doing. This super book, the latest in the Tribe series, clearly shows the true value of family and friends.

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