From the author of The Last Chance Hotel comes a brand new magical mystery ...
'Blending magical adventure with Golden Age crime mystery, this delightfully atmospheric spin-off from the author of The Last Chance Hotel confirms Thornton's place as one of the most original children's writers around.' - WATERSTONES on book 1
Is Oakmoss Hornbeam the unluckiest boy in the world? Or has someone cursed him?
When a black cat crosses his path, mysteriously blown in by a storm, Oakmoss believes it’s his worst omen yet. But Nightshade, a cat of considerable talents, knows when it’s game on or game over.
With the help of newshound Veena Vale and magical crime investigator Dexter Stormforce, she sets out to become a lucky charm for one very unlucky boy ...
Praise for THE LAST CHANCE HOTEL:
'A jolly, atmospheric mystery.'THE TIMES
'All kinds of fun'THE OBSERVER
'[A] mash-up of murder mystery and fantasy ... full of great characters, plot twists and intriguing detail.'METRO
'Featuring magical antics, a talking cat and a locked-room murder mystery, Seth's story reads like an old-school whodunnit with added wizards and spells'BOOKTRUST