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The Nancys

The Nancys
 

'A delight - moving and hilarious. I loved every minute I spent with these characters.' - Paddy O'Reilly, author of The Wonders Tippy Chan is eleven and lives in a small town in a very quiet part of the world - the place her Uncle Pike escaped from the first chance he got as a te... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760527334
Barcode 9781760527334
Published 3 June 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By McDonald, R. W. R.
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ISBN-13 9781760527334
ISBN-10 1760527335
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 3 June 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McDonald, R. W. R.
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 520g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 982714

Description of this Book

'A delight - moving and hilarious. I loved every minute I spent with these characters.' - Paddy O'Reilly, author of The Wonders Tippy Chan is eleven and lives in a small town in a very quiet part of the world - the place her Uncle Pike escaped from the first chance he got as a teenager. Now Pike is back with his new boyfriend Devon to look after Tippy while her mum's on a cruise. Tippy is in love with her uncle's old Nancy Drew books, especially the early ones where Nancy was sixteen and did whatever she wanted. She wants to be Nancy and is desperate to solve a real mystery. When her teacher's body is found beside Riverstone's only traffic light, Tippy's moment has arrived. She and her minders form The Nancys, a secret amateur detective club. But what starts as a bonding and sightseeing adventure quickly morphs into something far more dangerous. A wrongful arrest, a close call with the murderer, and an intervention from Tippy's mum all conspire against The Nancys. But regardless of their own safety, and despite the constant distraction of questionable fashion choices in the town that style forgot, The Nancys know only they can stop the killer from striking again. The Nancys is gripping and glorious, a heart-warming novel for anyone who's ever felt they were on the outside looking in. At its heart it is about the family we make and how we must summon the courage to face the truth, no matter what the cost may be.

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Author's Bio

Rob McDonald is a Kiwi living in Melbourne with his two daughters and an extended family of two baby mommas, an estranged cat, Flower, and Stevie Nicks the chicken. Rob attended Faber Academy's Writing a Novel Stage 1 and Stage 2 and an excerpt of The Nancys was published in the Faber Writing Academy 'Writing a Novel' Anthology, Allen & Unwin (2016). Rob realised while studying journalism that writing fiction, rather than reporting facts, was his true bent. The Nancys was Highly Commended for an Unpublished Manuscript in the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.

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