The Last Chance Hotel
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?
- 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