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Saxby Smart: Secret of the Skull by Simon Cheshire
Piccadilly Press ISBN 9781848120556

Saxby Smart is a schoolboy private detective with an office in the garden shed. He doesn't have an assistant so the reader takes on this role as Saxby reveals clues to solve the cases. There are three baffling mysteries in this book of case files starting with a sinister secret hidden in the home of one of Saxby's school friends. Are you smart enough to be Saxby's sidekick in this brilliantly written page-turner of a book?

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Rose and the Magician's Mask by Holly Webb
Orchard Books ISBN 9781408304495

Rose's life has already taken her from an orphanage to her position as apprentice to the king's chief magician. In this story a most valuable mask holding incredible power has been stolen from the palace and Rose suspects that dark magicians are behind the theft. She is led to the mysterious city of Venice where she has to use her magic to try and find the precious mask. Read this beautifully written amazing adventure to find the secrets behind the mask.

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