Nancy Parker's Diary of Detection

Author(s): Julia Lee

MIDDLE FICTION

On this day 24th June 1920 I turned fourteen.I plan to have a very exciting future now that I have thrown off the SHACKLES of SCHOOL! A detective is what I would most like to be. I cannot think of any reason why I could not be one. Except perhaps I am too young. And I don't like blood.Nancy Parker has recently been engaged in her first position - as a housemaid for the very modern Mrs Bryce. It's not Nancy's dream job (she'd rather be investigating crimes like they do in her beloved six-penny thrillers) but as Mrs Bryce starts to entertain her new neighbours with lavish parties,it becomes clear that something strange and interesting might be afoot. Local burglaries, a cook with a deep, dark secret - and Mrs Bryce's own glamorous but murky past. Will Nancy solve the mysteries while still keeping on top of her chores?A hilarious and energetic middle-grade mystery, narrated part in the third person and part through Nancy's journal.


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If you think Nancy Parker's just a maidservant ... think again!

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  • : Oxford University Press
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