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When there's a murder mystery to solve, The Authorities send in their top forensic team. Luke Harding runs fast, thinks even quicker and has the best detective instincts around. His right-hand robot is Malc, equipped with lasers, scanners and technology for finding clues at the toughest of crime scenes. Together, Luke and Malc have the talent to crack any crime - and a good joke, too. Welcome to the thrilling parallel world of Traces. Aged just 16, Luke Harding is the youngest person ever to qualify as a Forensic Investigator. Luke has barely had time to celebrate when Malc, his robotic sidekick, calls him to their first case. A student has been mysteriously shot dead with an arrow. An elusive killer is at large and all the evidence points to Luke himself...
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 129 x 197mm | 252g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753410494
  • 9780753410493
  • 1,599,862

About Malcolm Rose

Malcolm Rose has written 22 novels for older children. A former professor of chemistry, he is a well-known crime and thriller writer. Malcolm has won many awards over the years including the Angus Book Award (Tunnel Vision) and the Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2001 (Plague). He has also been included several times in the annual Book Trust 100 best books for children. In the US he was shortlisted for the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award (The Highest Form of Killing) in the category of best novel for young persons. Malcolm lives in Sheffield.
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703 ratings
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5 37% (262)
4 38% (265)
3 20% (138)
2 4% (29)
1 1% (9)
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