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Lori and Max by Catherine O'Flynn

Lori and Max

Catherine O'Flynn

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2 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Firefly Press Ltd
Publisher: Firefly Press Ltd
Publication date: 5 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9781913102029

Lori wants to be a detective, but so far the most exciting mystery she has solved is the disappearance of her nan's specs down the side of the sofa. Max is the new girl at school and Lori is asked to look after her. Max is odd. She doesn't fit in - but then, Lori realises, she doesn't really fit in either.

4 stars out of 5

"Classic mystery mixes with contemporary themes in Lori and Max, the first children’s novel from Costa-winning Catherine O’Flynn...[it's] a pacy, gripping story"

Classic mystery mixes with contemporary themes in Lori and Max, the first children’s novel from Costa-winning Catherine O’Flynn. Budding detective Lori is dismayed to have to look after the weird new kid at school, but when Max is accused of a crime Lori knows she couldn’t have committed, she dedicates her well-honed skills to finding Max and clearing her name in this pacy, gripping story

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
31 Aug 2019

"This thrilling, funny, perceptive detective story is in a class of its own"

Crime for kids is a bloated genre with mixed offerings, but O’Flynn has cracked the code and this thrilling, funny, perceptive detective story is in a class of its own. Unlike other celebrated novelists who toss off a children’s caper between lunch and the evening dog walk, then return to their proper magnum opus, you feel that O’Flynn has given readers her full battery power.