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Friday Barnes has a new case, and this time it’s personal!

Friday Barnes has a new case, and this time it’s personal!
When Friday’s father turns up out of the blue, he brings his daughter some distressing news – Friday’s mother has been kidnapped! But who would want to kidnap a theoretical physicist? The Headmaster needs Friday’s help too, when Highcrest Academy is thrown into chaos by the arrival of a beautiful new student – Princess Ingrid of Norway. She’s rich, she’s royal and she’s got her eye on Ian Wainscott. Despite heightened security at the school, things start to go missing. It appears Highcrest Academy has been infiltrated by a master thief, The Pimpernel.

Can Friday crack the case of her missing mother, reign in a royal brat and unmask the elusive Pimpernel? If it means she gets to ditch PE, then of course she can!

Reviews

Friday’s giftedness is never grating, probably because it is balanced so delightfully with her social ineptitude. Her gauche geekiness is really very endearing and Spratt’s characterisations are always a triumph.

Sue Warren, OZ_TLnet

If you’re looking for a chapter book with a strong female heroine, lots of humour, problems to solve and a world kids will readily engage in, grab Friday Barnes: Big Trouble.

Susan Stephenson, The Book Chook

R. A. Spratt's character Friday Barnes once more entertains, educates and delights readers with her extraordinary sleuthing abilities. Spratt's depiction of Friday is smart, sassy and the real deal.

CBCA, Buzz About Books Newsletter

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857986993

    August 3, 2015

    Random House Australia Children's

    272 pages

    RRP $15.99

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  • EBook

    9780857987006

    August 3, 2015

    Random House Australia

    272 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Sisters in Crime Davitt Award
    2016
    Longlisted
    Best Children's Crime Novel

Also by R.A. Spratt

Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective
Friday Barnes 8: Never Fear
Friday Barnes 2: Under Suspicion
Friday Barnes 6: Danger Ahead
Friday Barnes 7: Bitter Enemies
Friday Barnes 4: No Rules
Friday Barnes 5: The Plot Thickens
The Peski Kids 1: The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach
The Nanny Piggins Guide to Conquering Christmas
Nanny Piggins and the Race to Power 8
Nanny Piggins and the Daring Rescue 7
Nanny Piggins and The Pursuit Of Justice 6
Nanny Piggins and the Rival Ringmaster 5
Nanny Piggins And The Accidental Blast-Off 4
The Adventures Of Nanny Piggins 1
Nanny Piggins And The Runaway Lion 3
Nanny Piggins And The Wicked Plan 2

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