A POCKET FULL OF MURDER

Available now from Atheneum (US/Can)
and Orchard Books (UK)

★ “Fullness and depth unusual in middle-grade mysteries…”
Booklist [STARRED REVIEW]

In the spell-powered city of Tarreton, the wealthy have all the magic they desire while the working class can barely afford a simple spell to heat their homes. Twelve-year-old Isaveth is poor, but she’s also brave, loyal, and zealous in the pursuit of justice—which is lucky, because her father has just been wrongfully arrested for murder.

“The plot’s twists and turns keep readers enjoyably perplexed… Thoroughly entertaining.”
Kirkus Reviews

Isaveth is determined to prove his innocence. Quiz, the eccentric eyepatch-wearing street boy who befriends her, swears he can’t resist a good mystery. Together they set out to solve the magical murder of one of Tarreton’s most influential citizens and save Isaveth’s beloved Papa from execution. But each clue they find is more perplexing than the next…

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