Authors: Pie Corbett
Write your ownâ¦ Fantasy
To Teddy â who likes a good mystery
First published in Great Britain in 2004 by
PAVILION CHILDREN'S BOOKS
10 Southcombe Street, London, W14 ORA
An imprint of Anova Books Company Ltd
Text Â© Anova Books Company Ltd, 2004
Volume Â© Anova Books Company Ltd, 2004
First ebook publication 2012
Paperback ISBN: 978â1â84458â325â6
eBook ISBN: 978â1â84365â235â9
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Outside it was dark, the moon covered by filmy clouds. Amy shivered as she walked down towards the bottom of the lane. She was just passing the old church hall when she noticed a light, flickering in the window. She tugged Sam away from a tree that he had been sniffing.
Amy knew that the church hall was never used on a Tuesday evening. She had walked past the hall every Tuesday for at least four years and there had never been anybody there before. She crouched down and pulled Sam close to her. She could just see the light â it was a lantern and someone was waving it back and forth as if they were signalling something. Suddenly, the lantern went out and she heard the distinct sound of breaking glass â¦
What is going on in the old church hall? Is someone in danger? Does this sort of story make you want to keep reading? Do you enjoy watching films full of clues and suspense that are only solved at the end? If you like puzzling plots and cliffhangers, how about trying to write one yourself? This book will help you write a really gripping mystery.
Mystery stories are packed with scares, suspense and fast-paced action that keep you right on the edge of your seat. A mystery story may be:
Â Â a detective mystery or âwhodunnit'Â
In these stories a private eye or detective is usually working against time to solve an impossible robbery or curious crime!
Â Â An adventure mystery
In these, a great adventure is wrapped around a mystery. Perhaps the main characters see a strange light in a vacant house and they set about solving the mystery with many thrills and spills on the way!