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January 2021 Wrap Up

In January 2021, I read fifteen books, and reviewed seventeen – two were read in 2020 but only due for publication in early January. Of these books, most were Australian authors, and one was by a male author, whilst another was a collaboration with a woman and a man. Many were kids’ books, as this… Continue reading January 2021 Wrap Up

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Friday Barnes: No Escape by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: No Escape Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday Barnes is back with a new mystery to be solved. It’s two years later . . . Friday steps out of prison, a shell of her former self. She’s still wearing… Continue reading Friday Barnes: No Escape by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: Never Fear by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Never Fear Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday's time at Highcrest is running out! Friday's time at Highcrest is running out!The new headmaster is turning everything upside down. Friday's irritatingly high IQ has her fast-tracked to graduation, while a… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Never Fear by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Headmasters behaving badly! Headmasters behaving badly! When four former headmasters arrive at Highcrest Academy to take part in the school’s anniversary celebrations, the students are warned to be on their best behaviour.… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: Danger Ahead by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Danger Ahead Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Crime Publisher: Penguin Random House/Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: School camp . . . what could possibly go wrong? School camp . . . what could possibly go wrong? Friday Barnes is forced to face her biggest fear –… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Danger Ahead by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Crime/Mystery Publisher: Puffin/Penguin Random House Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! When Friday Barnes gets involved in her frenemy Ian Wainscott’s family dispute, it… Continue reading Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: No Rules by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: No Rules Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House/Puffin Published: 7th May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages:  256 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: What if every clue points in the wrong direction? Friday Barnes has been deported to Switzerland! With their in-school detective gone, Highcrest Academy has descended into chaos. Someone's fired all… Continue reading Friday Barnes: No Rules by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: Big Trouble by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Big Trouble Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Crime Publisher: Penguin Random House/Puffin Published: 7th May 2019/3rd August 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday Barnes has a new case, and this time it’s personal! When Friday’s father turns up out of the blue, he brings his daughter some distressing news –… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Big Trouble by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: Under Suspicion by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Under Suspicion Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 7th May 2019/1st January 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Who knew boarding school could be this perilous! When Friday Barnes cracked the case of Highcrest Academy’s mysterious swamp-yeti, the last thing she expected was to be placed… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Under Suspicion by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: Girl Detective by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Girl Detective Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 1st July 2014/7th May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 250 Price: $15.99Synopsis: Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl! The eagerly awaited new series from the author of the bestselling Nanny Piggins series. When girl detective Friday Barnes solves a… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Girl Detective by R.A. Spratt