The Ship of Spectres

Connie Carew Book 2

Is there a ghostly murderer on board?

The new Connie Carew Mystery is out now, published by Hodder Children’s Books

Connie has embarked on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing on a luxury steamship to New York. But from the start there are strange and sinister happenings that threaten the celebrity passengers – and worse is to come.

The Connie Carew Mysteries are underrated gems

Recommendations for Secondary School Librarians, YA Yeah! Yeah!

The House of Eyes

Connie Carew Book 1

Introducing a daring new heroine, living in an exciting time of change

Out now!

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.

Very high quality writing indeed. Funny, exciting, well-written and has a proper plot and structure. Immensely satisfying. A delightful book which I enjoyed enormously.

Adèle Geras


Photograph of author Patricia Elliott

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 novels, The House of Eyes and The Ship of Spectres, 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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