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The Last Chance Hotel


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 336 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 07/06/2018 ISBN: 9781911077671

The Last Chance Hotel

Nicki Thornton

Chicken House

Seth is the oppressed kitchen boy at the remote Last Chance Hotel. But when a strange gathering of magicians arrives for dinner, their leader is poisoned. A locked-room murder investigation ensues – and Seth is the main suspect. Can he solve the mystery and clear his name, especially when magic’s afoot?

Selling points

  • The debut novel by Nicki Thornton, winner of the 2016 Times / Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
  • A magical locked-room murder mystery: Agatha Christie meets Harry Potter
  • Middle-grade readers will love guessing whodunit with the novel’s fantastic ensemble cast, grounded by the brilliantly relatable Seth and his magical cat


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