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When twins Ellery and Ezra have to move in with their grandmother in Echo Ridge, they are not expecting quite this level of drama - and death. On their first night they discover a victim of an apparent hit and run.

Two previous homecoming queens were killed years apart in this small-knit community, one being the aunt they never met. Now with warnings about a third attempt being imminent, they are worried what dark secrets everyone are hiding. Is Malcolm, whose brother was a suspect last time, someone to trust? 

Filled with suspense and twists that you won't see coming. Perfect for crime-obsessed fans like the main character Ellery, you'll be second-guessing everyone and everything. 

A refreshing cast of characters, where everyone has quite distinct personalities and feels well fleshed out, and a fast paced narrative that will have you racing to the thrilling conclusion. 

We’re really looking forward to reading Bus Stop Baby by Fleur Hitchcock (you can find Fleur on Twitter -@FleurHitchcock), published 2 weeks ago by Piccadilly Press, so it’s great to have her tackling our 5-4-3-2-1 feature today!

5 classics you wish more people were reading today

I’d like everyone to read The Mouse and His Child, by Russell Hoban, because it’s beautifully written, a slow story of redemption that still stands up years after it was written and still moves me.

The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster, because it’s magical.

The Runaway Summer by Nina Bawden which is an early tale of refugees and understanding of others.

101 Dalmatians, Dodie Smith.  It’s such a good story, and reads aloud really well too.

The 13 Clocks, James Thurber, just because.

4 pieces of advice you’d give yourself if you could travel back in time to before you became a published author

If I could go back now, I’d tell myself to stop agonizing about the tiny things. If the story isn’t right, there’s really n...

Stewart is a thirteen-year-old prodigy, academically brilliant but socially inept, and grieving over the death of his mother. Ashley is a fourteen-year-old queen bee, ruling the school but struggling with her work – and hiding the secret that her dad split from her mother as he’d fallen for another man. When Stewart’s father and Ashley’s mother fall in love, the four of them move in together – but can these unlikely new siblings learn to tolerate each other?

I’ve been gushing about this on social media and at events a LOT since first reading it one Wednesday last November, then rereading it just two days later as I loved it so much. So of course, I’ve never actually got around to reviewing. For the few readers of this site who’ve somehow missed my dozens (maybe hundreds?) of tweets about it, this is an absolute gem. The two narrators have brilliant voices, particularly Ashley. As a former secondary school teacher, she’s right up there with Candy Harper’s wonderful Faith as one of the ch...

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