James Mycroft has just left for London to investigate a car accident similar to the one that killed his parents ... without saying goodbye to Rachel Watts, his 'partner in crime'. Rachel is furious and worried about his strange behavior - not that Mycroft's ever exactly normal, but London is the scene of so many of his nightmares. So Rachel jumps on a plane to follow him ... and lands straight in a whole storm of trouble. The theft of a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, the possible murder of a rare books conservator, and the deaths of Mycroft's parents.... Can Watts help Mycroft make sense of the three events - or will she lose him forever? Sparks fly when Watts and Mycroft reunite in this second sophisticated thriller about the teen sleuthing duo.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 142 x 211 x 33mm | 454g
- 08 Sep 2015
- Tundra Books (NY)
".... the intensity of Rachel's and Mycroft's relationship is a solid hook, drawing the reader into quickly accelerating action and suspense. Peppered with liberal references to Sherlock Holmes, including a visit to 221B Baker Street, Every Word is a combustible mix of romance and murder mystery, and will appeal to young adult readers who like a good dose of adrenaline with their literature." - VOYA Magazine
About Ellie Marney
Ellie Marney was born in the tropical northeast of Australia, and has lived in Indonesia, Singapore and India. Now she writes, teaches, talks about kids' literature at libraries and schools, and gardens when she can, while living in a country idyll (actually a very messy wooden house on ten acres with a dog and lots of chickens) near Castlemaine, in north-central Victoria. Even though she often forgets things and lets the housework go, her partner and four sons still love her. Ellie's short stories for adults have won awards and been published in various anthologies. Every Word is her second novel for young adults.