Murder on the Safari Star: Adventures on Trains #3 (Hardcover)
In this third book of the middle-grade Adventures on Trains series by M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, amateur sleuth Hal Beck travels to South Africa with his uncle to a ride a famous train...and stumbles onto a murder mystery!
Following his adventure on the California Comet, artist and amateur sleuth Hal Beck is looking forward to another railway journey with Nat, his journalist uncle—this time riding the historic Safari Star through South Africa. Then the already eventful journey becomes even more so when one of their fellow passengers dies on board!
Accident . . . or murder?
With help from a new friend, Winston (and his mongoose, Chipo), Hal is determined to figure out if a murder has really taken place and, if so, who among a long list of suspects is the killer—all before the Safari Star arrives at its final destination.
Sam Sedgman is an award-winning, bestselling novelist, and lifelong crime fiction enthusiast. His books include the Adventures on Trains series and Epic Adventures: Explore the World in 12 Amazing Train Journeys. He lives in London, where he once ran a company devising murder mystery treasure hunts. He grew up with a railway line at the bottom of his garden and has been fascinated by trains ever since.
Elisa Paganelli was in Modena Italy and lives in the UK. She is the illustrator of the Adventures on Trains series.
Praise for The Highland Falcon Thief:
"M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman bring the classic mystery on a train bang up to date with a carriage-load of wit and suspense." —Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling With a Hamster
"A thrill-ride of a mystery, guaranteed to be one of the most fun, atmospheric page turners of 2020." —Lauren St. John, author of Kat Wolfe Investigates
"A runaway romp of a read." —Piers Torday, author of The Lost Magician
"A fabulous fast-paced ride, packed with clues, illustrations and intrigue." —Bookseller
Praise for Beetle Boy:
"Debut novelist Leonard gives readers a rare glimpse into the world of insects, mixing adventure, mystery, and science to create a story that's much more than just a novel about bugs. Even the most squeamish will be charmed." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Leonard unravels the madcap plot in sporadic bursts of frenzied action and humor. Overall, a charming and (at times) affecting romp through beetle land." —Kirkus Reviews
"Fans of madcap adventures and anthropomorphised sidekicks will enjoy this fast-paced series opener." —Booklist
"Engaging . . . The story moves quickly, and the characters are both wacky and entertaining." —School Library Journal
"If I didn't already devote most of my waking hours to beetles, reading this book would make me want to . . ." —Max Barclay, Coleoptera Collections Manager, Natural History Museum, London