LIAN TANNER

A Clue for Clara

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Winner of Best Children's Crime Novel, 2021 Davitt Awards
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Shortlisted Best Designed Children's Fiction Book, ABDA 2021
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‘GREETINGS. I AM LOOKING FOR A MAJOR CRIME TO SOLVE. PLEASE INFORM ME OF ANY RECENT MURDERS, KIDNAPPINGS OR JEWEL HEISTS IN THIS AREA.’

Clara wants to be a famous detective with her own TV show. She can read claw marks, find missing feathers and knows morse code and semaphore.

There’s just one problem. She’s a small scruffy chook, and no one takes her seriously.

But when she teams up with Olive, the daughter of the local policeman, they might just be able to solve the crimes that have been troubling the town of Little Dismal.

A puzzling and hilarious mystery from bestselling author, Lian Tanner.

This is an absolutely delightful book! Although a chicken who thinks she is a detective might just sound like a fun story (and it certainly is), A Clue for Clara also touches on far bigger topics that are handled beautifully ... extremely humorous and will be thoroughly enjoyed by middle to senior primary students.

lamontbooks.com.au

This smart, clever and very funny story of standing up to bullies, of friendship in the most unlikely of places, of coping with grief, all wrapped up in a story about a girl and her pet chook is one of the most endearing tales I have read for a long time.

Fran Knight, Readplus

A great little mystery, heart-warming and a joy to read. A Clue for Clara is a book for all ages and a bright little gem which puts the sparkle into the dull days of lockdown.

Moraig Kisler, Sisters in Crime

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