Introducing a daring new heroine, living in an exciting time of change
A Connie Carew Mystery
For 9 to 13s
Is Connie’s new-found cousin Ida, missing for so many years and heiress to the family fortune, really an imposter? It is up to Connie to discover the truth.
Funny, exciting, moving and unguessable – here’s a brilliant and addictive new mystery with a heroine you’ll love. Full of villains, cunning plotting, twisted motives, this page-turner will keep you guessing to the end. And best of all, there are more Connie Carew mysteries to come.
Young Writers: Teachers' Recommended Reads
Hello and welcome to my website
I write novels for older children and young adults. Some of them are fantasies and some are thrillers with a historical setting, mixed with suspense and romance. You can read all about me and my books here, starting with my latest novel, The House of Eyes, for Middle Grade readers.
All my books are published by Hodder Children’s Books, and are also available on Kindle or as eBooks.
Do get in touch via the contact page – I’d love to hear from you and will reply as soon as I can. If you would like me to visit your school or reading group, click on author visits or writing workshops.
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…the best teen book I have read in a long time…a fantastic atmospheric thriller.
School Librarian on 'The Devil in the Corner'
Exciting and unpredictable. You won’t be able to put it down.
Bliss Magazine on 'The Pale Assassin'
Captures the feel of both England and France in the late 18th century. High recommendation.
The Bookbag on 'The Traitor’s Smile'
Fraught with fenland mist and magic, this supernatural thriller… is compassionate and original.
The Times on 'Murkmere'
Elliott’s magical use of language and attention to detail create a thrilling adventure, beautifully told.
TES on 'Ambergate'
Patricia Elliott’s writing is extraordinarily atmospheric.
The School Librarian on 'The Night Walker'
A stirring adventure story, with lots to grip the imagination and set the mind thinking.
Carousel on 'The Ice Boy'