I also write YA fiction under the pen name Lily Stuart.
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THE teenage detective is back – and looking for trouble …
Or rather trouble’s looking for her. They find each other in the series of little mysteries that start cropping up as soon as Lily’s back at school after her brush with death, and meets the new boy, Si. He’s different – like Lily is now, with her occasional narcolepsy and frequent inclination to investigate everything.
But whereas Lily watches and works things out, Si blurts it all out at the wrong time and in the wrong way. He has Tourettes. He also has a way with rhymes; one in particular that increasingly makes sense to Lily as the mysteries mount up and a gang of drug pushers target the school and her friends with potentially lethal consequences.
One for sorrow, two for joy …
But joy is no longer a girl’s name nor the opposite of sad, and the magpies the rhyme is about are not just black and white birds that like stealing treasure. They’re far more deadly than that…
Magpies is now available for pre-order
So when you go, where do you go to? And can you come back? Or is there something more than murder to this game?
There are a lot of people who seem to have gone where Lily ends up on a school residential trip; the museum curator, the village policeman – even the vicar.
But one of them also seems to be able to come back whenever they want to – even from the dead.
What’s more, they want Lily...
The third book in the Lily S: Teenage Detective series will be out in 2016. Watch out!