Nooks & Crannies

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Clue when six children navigate a mansion full of secrets.

By Jessica Lawson Read by Susan Riddell Family Life / Middle Grade Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers English, Unabridged 7h 27m Sell Sheet Also available on
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6 Audio CDs June 30, 2015 $29.99 $19.99 9781681410678 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs June 30, 2015 $19.99 $14.99 9781681410715 Add to Cart
							Sweet, shy Tabitha Crum, the neglected only child of two parents straight out of a Roald Dahl book, doesn’t have a friend in the world - except for her pet mouse, Pemberley, whom she loves dearly. But on the day she receives one of six invitations to the country estate of wealthy Countess Camilla DeMoss, her life changes forever. Upon the children’s arrival at the sprawling, possibly haunted mansion, it turns out the countess has a very big secret - one that will change their lives forever. Then the children begin disappearing, one by one. So Tabitha takes a cue from her favorite detective novels and, with Pemberley by her side, attempts to solve the case and rescue the other children...who just might be her first real friends.

Starred review. "The Dahl-esque story, humorously peopled by distinctive children and adults, poignantly captures the loneliness and longing of an unwanted child... Well thought-out and deftly executed, Lawson’s novel will appeal to a wide audience." - Publishers Weekly

Starred review. "Lawson offers a compelling puzzle, vividly drawn characters, and a clever and capable young detective, who bravely sniffs out clues before the final secrets are revealed - with everyone together in the parlor, naturally." - Booklist

Starred review. "...original, engaging, and funny. Tabitha is a smart, plucky heroine whom readers will get behind... The writing is beautiful, expertly capturing all the suspense, hope, and love in the story. The conclusion is satisfying but, thankfully, with the possibility of further adventures. Verdict: A delightful gem that will fly off the shelves." - School Library Journal

Earphones Award Winner. "In the narrator role, Riddell exhibits perfect elocution and an unflagging pace as she serves up the story with a gentle British accent." - AudioFile

"In true Sherlock Holmes style, Tabitha logically and fearlessly pursues the truth. Not only does she solve the mystery, but she makes some new friendships—the real treasure of the weekend." - BookPage

"A perfect choice for budding detectives and audience members who love a good mystery." - School Library Journal (audio review)

"Susie Riddell...brings a unique voice to every character making the story enjoyable to listen to..." - SoundCommentary