Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Body under the Piano by Marthe Jocelyn audiobook

Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Body under the Piano

By Marthe Jocelyn

Tundra Books
8.22 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A smart and charming middle-grade mystery series starring young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, inspired by the imagined life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of Lemony Snicket and The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency. Aggie Morton lives in a small town on the coast of England in 1902. Adventurous and imaginative but deeply shy, Aggie hasn't got much to do since the death of her beloved father . . . until the fateful day when she crosses paths with twelve-year-old Belgian immigrant Hector Perot and discovers a dead body on the floor of the Mermaid Dance Room! As the number of suspects grows and the murder threatens to tear the town apart, Aggie and her new friend will need every tool at their disposal -- including their insatiable curiosity, deductive skills and not a little help from their friends -- to solve the case before Aggie's beloved dance instructor is charged with a crime Aggie is sure she didn't commit. Filled with mystery, adventure, an unforgettable heroine and several helpings of tea and sweets, The Body Under the Piano is the clever debut of a new series for middle-grade readers and Christie and Poirot fans everywhere, from a Governor General's Award--nominated author of historical fiction for children.

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Summary

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A smart and charming middle-grade mystery series starring young detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector, inspired by the imagined life of Agatha Christie as a child and her most popular creation, Hercule Poirot. For fans of Lemony Snicket and The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency. Aggie Morton lives in a small town on the coast of England in 1902. Adventurous and imaginative but deeply shy, Aggie hasn't got much to do since the death of her beloved father . . . until the fateful day when she crosses paths with twelve-year-old Belgian immigrant Hector Perot and discovers a dead body on the floor of the Mermaid Dance Room! As the number of suspects grows and the murder threatens to tear the town apart, Aggie and her new friend will need every tool at their disposal -- including their insatiable curiosity, deductive skills and not a little help from their friends -- to solve the case before Aggie's beloved dance instructor is charged with a crime Aggie is sure she didn't commit. Filled with mystery, adventure, an unforgettable heroine and several helpings of tea and sweets, The Body Under the Piano is the clever debut of a new series for middle-grade readers and Christie and Poirot fans everywhere, from a Governor General's Award--nominated author of historical fiction for children.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Skillfully structured and carefully paced for maximum suspense. Highly Recommended. CM Reviews
Though mentions of ‘newsies’ and ‘petticoats’ may seem oldfangled, the book’s themes of women’s rights and immigration remain pointedly relevant . . . Aggie Morton can be counted on to reveal the truth — to the delight of middle-grade readers. Quill & Quire
“[A] delight from start to finish. Historical Novel Society
Jocelyn’s narrative flows smoothly, her prose is crisp, and the charming old English town setting adds intrigue to the story. Prairies Book Review
"This book [is] a wonderful way for Christie fans to introduce young readers to this literary hero. CityParent"Readers will soon be caught up in the twists and turns of this remarkable novel.
A robust, witty tale that will catch the attention of many readers.  Winnipeg Free Press
I wouldn't be surprised if 12-year-old Aggie Morton and Hector Perot capture the hearts of today's young readers much the way Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys did the kids of my generation. Montreal Gazette
A remarkable, cool, and likable detective. Kirkus Reviews
Jocelyn offers an enjoyable entrée to the Queen of Crime and to the genre; the narrative’s arch tone, the girl’s vital grandmother, and the novel’s surfeit of extravagant teas should please. Publishers Weekly
Jocelyn keeps readers guessing throughout the book, but the eventual reveal of the perpetrator is believable, carefully clued, and satisfying. A solid dose of tart wit makes it an extra-enjoyable read. Horn Book Magazine"Jocelyn offers young readers a cracking good read.
“There's a great deal of humour, adventure, excitement, derring-do and midnight scary things. CBC
"A delightful mystery . . . Fans of Christie and her famous detective Poirot will revel at the thought of these two joining forces as youngsters, and readers unfamiliar with the landmark author will find this an enticement to read more. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Compelling, splendidly surprising murder mystery.
Heartfelt, funny and suspenseful, The Body under the Piano is an excellent beginning to what is sure to be a pleasantly gruesome series. Starred Review, Shelf Awareness

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Author Bio: Marthe Jocelyn

Author Bio: Marthe Jocelyn

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 8.22
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English