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Katherine Woodfine

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Katherine Woodfine is the author of the bestselling SINCLAIR'S MYSTERIES series, beginning with THE CLOCKWORK SPARROW which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.

Until 2015 she worked for reading charity Book Trust on projects including the Children’s Laureate and YALC. She now combines writing with reviewing children’s books, organising book events and presenting Down the Rabbit Hole, a monthly radio show and podcast about children’s literature.

Her latest book is VILLAINS IN VENICE, the third book in the TAYLOR & ROSE SECRET AGENTS series which follows the heroines of the SINCLAIR'S MYSTERIES as they venture into the thrilling world of
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Announcing… Nightfall in New York!

I’m delighted to share the news that the fourth and final Taylor & Rose Secret Agents book has now been announced! NIGHTFALL IN NEW YORK illustrated by Karl James Mountford will be published on 8th July 2021.

This will be the eighth full length book about Sophie and Lil and it’s strange to think that it’s almost time to bring their adventures to an end. But I feel like this is the right time to bid

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“The two of you make rather a resourceful pair, you know... I know intelligence and courage when I see it... If you ever find yourselves tired of Sinclair's, come and find me. I think there could be quite a different sort of career out there for a couple of young ladies like you. - Detective McDermott, to Sophie and Lil”
Katherine Woodfine, The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

“This - being a detective, I mean - it's all I've got. - Sophie”
Katherine Woodfine, The Mystery of the Painted Dragon

“The only thing that was likely to cause her distress, thought Sophie in annoyance, was people's constant attempts to keep her wrapped up in cotton wool, as if she was not a real girl at all, but a fragile porcelain doll that could be shattered at any moment.”
Katherine Woodfine, Peril in Paris

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