Murder in Midwinter

by Fleur Hitchcock

Reading Age: 10+

Interest level: 10+

by Fleur Hitchcock

Maya is on the bus home from school in London when she spots a man and a woman arguing on the street, and the man is holding a gun. She takes a photograph with her phone – and he sees her do it.


The next day a body is found in the River Thames, and he looks a lot like the man with the gun.


Is Maya a witness to a terrible crime? Fearing for her safety, the police send her away to stay on her aunt’s farm in the Welsh mountains. But will she be safe even there, surrounded by snow?


This is a fast-paced story with nail-biting action, a mystery to solve, and a heart-racing finish. A thrilling read; you’ll be clinging to the sides of your chair by the end.


Publisher: Nosy Crow

About the author

  • Fleur Hitchcock

    Born in Chobham and raised outside Winchester, Fleur Hitchcock grew up as the youngest child of three. She spent her smallest years reading Tintin and Batman, and searching for King Alfred's treasure. She grew up a little, went away to school near Farnham, studied English in Wales, and, for the next 20 years, sold Applied Art in the city of Bath. When her younger child was seven, she embarked on the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa and graduated with a distinction. Now living outside Bath, between parenting and writing, Fleur works with her husband, a toymaker, looks after other people's gardens and tries to grow vegetables.

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