Charlie Chaplin: The Usual Suspect

Charlotte Chaplin is a city girl. She’s cool and stylish and her best friend is Sarah, the Prime Minister’s daughter. Her life is perfect. That is until her parents get divorced and Charlie is dragged to the sleepy town of Gulgong in the middle of nowhere.

A lively, fast-paced mystery with vivid characters and an atmospheric country town setting.

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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.

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