Johnny Swanson has found an unusual way of earning some extra pocket money. Unfortunately his scheme of placing fraudulent newspaper adverts is discovered… and soon Johnny has much bigger problems anyway, trying to clear his mother’s name when she is accused of murder. A funny and very readable mystery that really evokes the atmosphere of England and Wales in the late 1920s.

Random House/paperback/£12.99/9781849920681
Ages 8+

Annie Horwood