There’s nothing to do — or so Charlie thinks. But things start to heat up when she makes an unlikely friend: Ruby, the daughter of a man wanted for burglary. Charlie and Ruby, with a little technological aid and some friends in high places, must catch the real thief and clear Ruby’s dad’s name before he’s sent to gaol. A lively, fast-paced mystery with vivid characters and an atmospheric country town setting.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Phoebe McArthur’s first book, Lucy Newton, Little Witch, a popular chapter book for younger readers, was shortlisted for the 2019 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. Charlie Chaplin: The Usual Suspect is her first middle-grade novel.