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Can stopping time solve a murder . . . ? A delicious mystery adventure for fans of Robin Stevens from the award-winning and bestselling author of the Pinch of Magic series.

‘A twisty-turny inventive read full of adventure and magic’ Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear

‘Everything Michelle Harrison writes is gold dust - a thrilling mystery told by one of my favourite writers’ Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song

When the Morrow twins, Merry and Spike, arrive at dusty old Fox House, they think spending their holidays there is going to be dull. But they soon discover that there are secrets to the old house. A missing woman, a baby left on the doorstep, a locked study . . . As the mysteries pile up, the girls begin to investigate, using their own secret to help them: they can stop time!

What happened in this old house? And can their strange powers help them solve a decades-old crime?

Praise for Twice Upon a Time:

‘A quirky, creepy, time-twisty murder mystery. I loved it!’ Lucy Strange, author of Sisters of the Lost Marsh

‘Fabulous!’ Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy

‘A timeless, time-twisting triumph of mystery, magic, and mischief. Twice Upon a Time is spell-bindingly good!’Ja ck Meggitt-Phillips, author of The Beast and the Bethany

‘A future classic. I loved Spike and Merry.’ Zohra Nabi, author of The Kingdom Over the Sea

‘A thrilling and gripping murder mystery that plays out like an Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes novel.’ Phil Hickes, author of The Haunting of Aveline Jones

‘A captivating story’ Judith Eagle, author of The Secret Starling

‘A masterful tale’ Julie Sykes, author of The Unicorn Academy series

‘An enthralling treat . . . the kind of story that'll keep readers guessing, perched on the edge of their seats, until the very end’ LoveReading4Kids

‘A true page-turner . . . delightful, compelling . . . guaranteed to be unputdownable’ Inis Magazine

About The Author

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Michelle Harrison grew up in Essex and is the youngest of three sisters. Her first novel, The Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. She also won the Calderdale Book of the Year Award for The Other Alice. Her work has been translated into over 20 languages. A Storm of Sisters is the fourth adventure in the bestselling Pinch of Magic series.

Before she was published, Michelle’s jobs included working in a bar, a bakery, and an art gallery. She was then a Waterstones bookseller before becoming an editorial assistant in children’s books at a publisher in Oxford. She now writes full time and lives with her partner, her son Jack, and cats.
Find Michelle on Twitter @MHarrison13
and Instagram @elvesden

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (July 31, 2024)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471197673
  • Ages: 9 - 99

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