Sharp Returns

Sharp Returns

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Election fever is rampant at Handford High. But why should Mickey Sharp care? He's about as interested in school politics as he is in French lessons. Then he gets a new client. Carl Marks is standing for election as head boy. He might not win the 'cool' vote but even Mickey has to admit his policies sound sensible - less homework, more freedom, etc. But Carl thinks someone is trying to sabotage his campaign and he wants to Mickey to find out who and why. Mickey's investigations introduce him to Nicola Cohen - the tough yet vulnerable star journalist on the school paper (which Mickey's never bothered to read before). She seems to be Mickey's main ally, until he suspects a major political sell-out. Soon a tangled plot is played out against a background of smoke-filled rooms, last-minute negotiation and enough spin to impress Alistair Campbell. When Sharp returns, and the ballots are counted, a mystery is bound to more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 055254843X
  • 9780552548434

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"Let's not beat about the bush: this is a gem . . . The second Mickey Sharp case crackles with wit, invention and insight into a 14-year-old boy's mind. Indeed, this is the sort of book that regularly doubles you up with laughter. Buy it. Buy ten copies. Buy twenty. You'll need them." -- "School Librarian" magazine on Sharp Shot, Mickey Sharp's previous outingshow more

About Dominic Barker

Dominic Barker A secondary-school English teacher, Dominic has lived and taught in Liverpool, London and Dorset. He is currently taking a sabbatical to concentrate on writing full time. SHARP STUFF, his first book about teenage detective Mickey Sharp, published in Corgi in January 1999, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for first novels. Author lives: Corfe Castle, Dorsetshow more

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