Author(s): Kate Pankhurst
Mariella Mystery (That's me!) - totally amazing girl detective, aged 9 and a bit. Able to solve the most mysterious mysteries and perplexing problems, even before breakfast. It's the week before Hallowe'en and the citizens of Puddleford are being terrorised by a strange fog. People caught up in the fog experience such unnerving hair problems as extreme frizziness, wild, uncontrollable volume and shocking colour transformations for days afterwards. Just what is going on? It's up to the Mystery Girls to find out - before the huge hair scare gets even bigger...
Third title in the series about Mariella Mystery - there's no mystery too mysterious, no problem too perplexing. The perfect read for 7+ girls and fans of Clarice Bean and Dork Diaries.
Since graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, Kate Pankhurst has worked as an illustrator. She works regularly in primary and secondary schools running sessions linked to illustration and writing and as part of Creatives, a company specialising in high quality arts experiences for children and young people. Kate has previously illustrated both picture books and fiction for a variety of publishers. Kate was the recipient of the MACMILLAN PRIZE FOR PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION in 2002. Kate lives and works in Leeds.