A little gem recommended by Matthew and a forerunner ( as Robin Stevens says above) of a smashing set of mystery stories for 10+. Tragically Siobhan Dowd died before penning more of her wonderful tales.
This isn't just a mystery story it is a really well observed character study of Ted who is the main detective in the book. He is autistic although his 'syndrome' is never named.
Siobhan knew what reading could do for anybody and everybody and set up a trust shortly before she died to bring the joy of story and reading to disadvantaged children, especially ones who had no avenues into reading. All profits from this title and her other titles go towards this trust. Find out more about this inspirational woman at: