How to be a Great Detective

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Puffin Books, 2004 - Australian fiction - 136 pages
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She's baaack!

Last time, Claudia wrote the hilarious My Father is Not a Comedian!

This time, she and her sister Griselda are playing I spy. That's how it all begins, when Griselda spies something beginning with 'B'- Blood. Naturally, the first thing Claudia thinks of is murder (she reads a lot of murder mysteries). So, she begins her Quest for Clues. She has to come up with a plan - and quickly! There's a maniac on the loose and maybe even a ghost. And there's bound to be another murder most foul . . .

A funny and brilliantly written detective story with a difference - it's all about jumping to conclusions really, which is something Claudia does really well. And who knows? By the end of it, you too can become a great detective.

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About the author (2004)

Ursula Dubosarskyis widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of over 40 books for children and young adults, which have won a number of national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.

Alongside her fiction for older children, Ursula has a wonderful talent for picture books such as the highly popular The Terrible Plopand Too Many Elephants in This House, which have both been adapted as successful stage productions. She has also written the non-fiction Word Spybooks about the English language, both of which also won major national awards.

Ursula has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University and lives in Sydney with her family.

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