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Three squabbling siblings. One all too perfect next-door neighbour. A missing mum, a bumbling dad, a kooky cockroach mystery and an eccentric country town. What could possibly go wrong?

Life is hard enough without having to spend time with your siblings. But there is no other way for Joe, Fin and April Peski to solve the mystery of the cockroach catastrophes that is rocking their new home town of Currawong.

Along with Loretta, their stunningly beautiful yet sociopathic next-door neighbour, and Pumpkin, the world’s worst trained dog, they set out to catch the culprit. Together they are The Peski Kids.

Reviews

The author's droll. understated writing style, clothed in mild sarcasm and gentle absurdity, treats her youthful readers as switched-on, intelligent individuals who do not need every plot deviation or subtext to be explained or 'dumbed down'.

Russ Merrin, Magpies magazine

Without a nano-second’s hesitation, highly recommended for your readers aged from around ten years upwards.

Sue Warren, Just So Stories blog

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  • Paperback

    9780143788812

    July 30, 2018

    Puffin

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9780143788829

    July 30, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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