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The Titanic Detective Agency

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Unlock the secrets of the unsinkable ship...

Bertha Watt, tree-climber and would-be polar explorer, is excited to be on RMS Titanic's maiden voyage, as she leaves Aberdeen behind for the glamour of a new life in America.

But Bertha quickly realises that some passengers are behaving strangely, and she determines to unravel their secrets. With new friend, Madge, Bertha sets up
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 15th 2019 by Cranachan Publishing
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Emily Humphreys
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading about Roberta Josephine watt
And Johan svenson

I loved the part at the end were she writes to mage
Annemarie Allan
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In ‘The Titanic Detective Agency’, Lindsay Littleson breathes life into real-life historical characters with an enthralling story of three young people who survive the maiden voyage of the doomed passenger liner, Titanic.
Bertha is a feisty girl with a vivid imagination, whose insatiable curiosity focuses on both passengers and crew. Together with fellow traveller Madge, she becomes interested in the mysterious of Mr. Hoffman, who is travelling alone with his two small children. But very soon, h
Barbara Henderson
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my favourite Lindsay Littleson book so far.
Even as a child, I had a mild fascination with the Titanic, reading and re-reading contemporary accounts, so it was a welcome surprise that the characters we most care about on the ship are based on real people, with photographs to inspect at the end of the book.
Bertha feels like the kind of kid you want to be friends with: opinionated, interested, charismatic and full of fun. She does, however, feel 'real' too, with her impatience with adult ta
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read this book with my P5 class and they all LOVED it! They would all simultaneously groan when I closed the book over at the end of a chapter as they were all so desperate to find out what happened next
Alexis Drake
Ossessionata come sono, leggo praticamente qualsiasi cosa menzioni il Titanic: questo titolo, disponibile con Kindle Unlimited, mi ha colpito moltissimo.
Segue due bambini, lei in seconda classe e lui in terza, che in qualche modo fanno amicizia e risolvono un mistero durante il viaggio del Titanic, fino alla sua nota fine.
Si parla delle condizioni della terza classe, dell'equipaggio che vi lavorava, e se devo proprio trovargli un difetto, ho notato un paio di errori storici verso la fine, compre
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've read in a long time. The characters and plot are so good I found myself totally forgetting the Big Thing that was coming and ended up just as shocked as the people on board when it did! Suspenseful all the way through and got me quite emotional by the end. Brilliant. ...more
John Fulton
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We all know how the story ends. But we don't know the whole story...

Bertha is travelling with her mother to join her father for an exciting new life in America - with any luck, an exciting new life free of the rules and restrictions of her old "respectable" life in Aberdeen. To pass the time, she teams up with a fellow 2nd Class passenger, Madge, and forms the Collyer-Watt Detective Agency. No sooner has she acquired a magnifying glass and a casebook than not one, but two cases drop in her lap:
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great book for younger readers about the titanic without the grim details or romance in so many.
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an exciting historical novel featuring characters based on real passengers on the Titanic. Young Bertha is determined to find some mysteries to solve while she is on the crossing to her new life in America and together with Madge, forms the Collyer-Watt Detective Agency. They are convinced there is something odd about the way Mr Hoffman behaves with his children Lolo and Momon so that's their first investigation. A Swedish teenager Johan needs help interpreting a treasure map he has foun ...more
Stephen Baird
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Though the story does come with a well-known ending, The Titanic Detective Agency explores the story of the Titanic from a different angle.

This is the story of Bertha and her dreams, travelling from Aberdeen to America she has to fill her time and sets up the titular detective agency. Mysteries, treasure maps, friendship, and family relationships are at the core of this well-written and fast-paced story.

Lindsay brings the Titanic to life through the eyes and mind of children on their own adventu
Jade Louise
In this historical fiction middle grade novel, we meet Bertha Watt, our main protagonist, and a whole host of other passengers onboard RMS Titanic. Bertha soon befriends some other children and decides to begin her very own detective agency unravelling mysteries, including hidden treasure, aboard the Titanic.

Lindsay Littleson has a wonderful ability of presenting history in a way that will keep younger readers engaged throughout… I mean, even I was knowing how the story of the Titanic ends!

Lauren Stewart
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
An interesting read. The use of 2 view points allows you to explore 2 different experiences of the events on the Titanic. Embracing childhood imagination was another great hook as well. Overall, an enjoyable read and a good way to explore this historic event with children.
Ruth Ann
Feb 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Great book to read it you're interested in what it was like aboard the Titanic from a child's perspective. Following the story of a young girl and her Detective Agency. I enjoyed it. ...more
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