Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Seaside Corpse (Paperback)

Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Seaside Corpse By Marthe Jocelyn, Isabelle Follath (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marthe Jocelyn, Isabelle Follath (Illustrator)
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For young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, an opportunity to dig up fossils becomes even more thrilling when a corpse washes ashore in this fourth book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series, inspired by the life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of Enola Holmes and ages 10 and up.

After an invigorating but not exactly restful trip to a Yorkshire spa during which she survived a near brush with death and foiled a murderer, aspiring writer Aggie Morton and her friend Hector are thrilled to have the opportunity to stay at a camp by the sea and watch real paleontologists at work. The famed husband and wife team of the Blenningham-Crewes are about to become even more famous with the recovery of the fossilized bones of an ichthyosaur from the sea by Lyme Regis. This news has already caught the attention of an American millionaire, a British museum and a travelling circus owner, who each want the bones for their own collections. Tensions are running high throughout the camp, from the cook, to the collectors, to the Blenningham-Crewes themselves, and become downright dangerous after Aggie and Hector make a discovery of their own: a body on the beach. Not a fossil, but a human body.

About the Author

Toronto-born MARTHE JOCELYN is the award-winning author and illustrator of nearly fifty books for children of all ages. Her picture book Sam Sorts was honored by the United States Board on Books for Youth as an Outstanding International Book, and another picture book, Hannah's Collections, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration. Her novel Mable Riley won the inaugural TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. Marthe is also the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work.

ISABELLE FOLLATH has been a freelance illustrator for advertising agencies, magazines and book publishers for over fifteen years, but her true passion lies in illustrating children's books. She uses pen and ink, watercolor and pencil alongside digital techniques to create her work. She loves drinking an alarming amount of coffee, learning new crafts and looking for the perfect greenish-gold color. Isabelle lives with her family in Switzerland.

Praise For…

WINNER of the 2023 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Mystery!

"[E]nthralling. . . . [A] good collection of information always goes down better with a good story to hang it on! The Seaside Corpse has both elements in spades, making a winning combination." CM Reviews

"Jocelyn is funny without descending to parody. Her control of language is as precise as the rational methods which Agatha and Hector applying to solving mysteries. . . . [T]here is plenty of rewarding material here for readers, young and older, who enjoy informed, literate, and inventive fun." —Imaginary Elevators

Product Details
ISBN: 9780735270848
ISBN-10: 0735270848
Publisher: Tundra Books
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen