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The After School Detective Club Books

The Case of the Smuggler's Curse
The Case of the Smuggler's Curse
The Case of the Smuggler's Curse
The Case of the Smuggler's Curse
The Case of the Smuggler's Curse
chapter • 256 Pages
The Case of the Smuggler's Curse
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The Case of the Smuggler's Curse

Illustrated by Ben Mantle
8 - 12
Reading age
256
Page count
Jan 25, 2022
Publication date
Paperback
$8.95
$8.58

Summary

Lucy, Max, Charlie and Joe aren’t looking for new friends - they have too many of their own problems to worry about. But when the four of them, and Charlie’s faithful dog, Sherlock, spot a phantom figure on Southwold beach one winter’s night, they are thrown together to unravel a mystery that none of them expected.The deeper they dig, the bigger the adventure becomes - motorboats and tracking devices, bedroom breakouts and daring sea rescues are all in a day’s work for the After-School Detective Club. But when their investigations lead them into trouble with the police, there is only one thing left to do - they must go undercover for a final showdown with a ruthless gang of smugglers who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

The After School Detective Club Series

1 book
chapter • 256 Pages
The Case of the Smuggler's Curse
Paperback
$8.95$8.58
Year#TitlePages
20221The Case of the Smuggler's Curse256

The Creative Behind the Book

    Illustrator
    Ben Mantle

    Ben was born in Leamington Spa in 1980, and developed a very early interest in things artistic, designing programme covers for school productions and even coming first in his local library colouring-in competition. From there he went on to study animation at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, graduating in 2003.. He then gained valuable experience working on Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” before moving to Brighton to work as ‘Head of Animation’ in a media company, focusing on Character and Background design. He was also part of the Animation team creating the BAFTA winning ‘Big and Small’ CBeebies website. Since 2008, Ben has been working as a Children’s Book Illustrator from his shared studio in Brighton and he also produces screen prints and digital artwork to exhibit. He illustrated ‘Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit’ which won the Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book prize 2013.

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