Friday Barnes is a lot of fun. She's smart, sensible and slightly socially inept.
Her parents are the stereotypical scientist types - too busy with their experiments to parent their youngest daughter.
Left to her own devices, Friday begins solving local crimes thanks to her amazing observation & deduction skills.
With the money she makes from solving a bank robbery, she sends herself off to Highcrest Academy...which turns out to be a hotbed of minor crimes and mysteries.
Friday solves the case of the missing clock, the disappearing homework and reveals the truth behind the mysterious swamp creature.
Spratt has written a funny, fast-moving detective story for good 10+ readers. She has also left the way open for book #2 Under Suspicion, which is due out January 2015.
Book one - Friday Barnes Girl Detective will be published by Random House Australia in July.