Meet Erin, her puppy Sausages and friends as they swap recipes and pots for clues and culprits and try to solve the mystery of why their cookery club is closing. The fourth middle-grade book from Waterstones-shortlisted author Ewa Jozefkowicz about family, friendship and self-discovery.
Erin loves her mum, Lara. For as long as she can remember it's just been the two of them. Moving to a new school, Erin meets Tanya, who has a housekeeper and a wealthy dad. Their families seem so different but soon the girls become best friends along with Sam and Frixos at their after-school cookery club.
One day the community centre, and their club, is under threat of closure. Who could be plotting against them and why? Erin, Sausages and their new friends form the Cooking Club Detectives and set out to solve the mystery in this beautifully observed 9-12 story about the power of food and friendship.
'Jozefkowicz's debut novel tackles big themes with sincerity, a strong use of sustained metaphor, and a keen insight into the pre-teen mindset' Financial Times, on The Mystery of the Colour Thief.
'A novel which eloquently explores what friendship really means and what sacrifices and acts of courage need to be made when you truly care about someone, regardless of age or time' Just Imagine, on Girl 38: Finding a Friend.
'Both here and in her debut (The Mystery of the Colour Thief) Jozefkowicz shows empathy for her young heroines, exploring key themes of friendship, family and finding yourself with compassion and optimism ... Jozefkowicz is definitely a name to watch' The Bookseller, Editor's Pick, on Girl 38: Finding a Friend.
'A compassionate tale of friendship and family' i newspaper, on Girl 38: Finding a Friend.
'It's a heartwarming story about families, friendships, school, nature, hope and self-confidence' Huffington Post, on The Mystery of the Colour Thief