The London Eye Mystery

The London Eye Mystery

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When Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye, he turned and waved before getting on. After half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off - but no Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air? Since the police are having no luck finding him, Ted and Kat become sleuthing partners. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery. This is an unputdownable spine-tingling thriller!show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 195 x 21mm | 238g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552572314
  • 9780552572316
  • 143,331

About Siobhan Dowd

Siobhan Dowd lived in Oxford with her husband, Geoff, before tragically dying from cancer in August 2007, aged 47. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person. Siobhan's first novel, A Swift Pure Cry, won the Branford Boase Award and the Eilis Dillon Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Booktrust Teenage Prize. Her second novel, The London Eye Mystery, won the 2007 NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award. In March 2008, the book was shortlisted for the prestigious Children's Books Ireland Bisto Awards. Siobhan's third novel, Bog Child, was the first book to be posthumously awarded the Carnegie Medal in 2008. The award-winning novel A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness was based on an idea of Siobhan's. Her novella, The Ransom of Dond, was published in 2013, illustrated throughout by Pam Smy.show more

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"Dowd's story grips the reader from the opening chapter ... Her first book was a deservedly acclaimed young adult novel ... this demonstrates her versatility" The Sunday Times "Dowd transforms disability in to a gift" The Times "Compulsive reading" Independent "This is a novel that works on every level, not least as a thoroughly gripping detective story" Sunday Telegraph "This is a wonderfully written mystery. It is funny, nerve-wracking and tender by turns, with plenty of pace and excitement as well as some moments for serious reflection" School Librarianshow more

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Monday 24 May, 11.32 a.m. Ted and Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye. The pod rises from the ground. Monday 24 May, 12.02 p.m. The pod lands and the doors open. People exit - but where is Salim? Has he spontaneously combusted? [Ted's theory.] Has he been kidnapped? [Aunt Gloria's theory.] Is he even still alive? [The family's unspoken fear.] Even the police are baffled. Ted, whose brain runs on its own unique operating system, and his older sister, Kat, overcome their prickly relationship to become sleuthing partners. They follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin, while time ticks dangerously by . . . 'Immediately appealing' Guardian Winner of the NASEN Children's Book Award, the CBI Bisto Book of the Year Award and shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awardshow more

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"Dowd transforms disability in to a gift"show more

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8,912 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 26% (2,308)
4 39% (3,446)
3 27% (2,403)
2 7% (584)
1 2% (171)
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