Friday Barnes

Friday Barnes, Girl Detective (book 1)
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Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an 11-year-old girl! When Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery, she uses the $50,000 reward to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country.

Friday is soon investigating disappearing homework, rampant high-tech smuggling, clock theft from the headmaster’s office and a Yeti running around the school swamp. That’s when she’s not dealing with her own problem – Ian Wainscott, the handsomest boy in school, who inexplicably hates Friday and loves nasty pranks.

Friday Barnes, Under Suspicion (book 2)
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Who knew boarding school could be this perilous!

When Friday Barnes cracked the case of Highcrest Academy’s mysterious swamp-yeti, the last thing she expected was to be placed under arrest. Now with the law on her back and Ian Wainscott in her face, Friday is not so sure boarding school was the smartest choice. From a missing or not-so-missing calculator to the appearance of strange holes in the school field, she is up to her pork pie hat in crimes – and she swears not all of them are hers. There’s also new boy Christopher, who has taken quite a shine to Friday, to contend with.Can Friday navigate the dangerous grounds of Highcrest Academy and decipher a decades-old mystery without getting caught in an unexpected love triangle?

Friday Barnes, Big Trouble (book 3)
On sale in the USA January 2017

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When Friday’s father turns up out of the blue, he brings his daughter some distressing news – Friday’s mother has been kidnapped! But who would want to kidnap a theoretical physicist? The Headmaster needs Friday’s help too, when Highcrest Academy is thrown into chaos by the arrival of a beautiful new student – Princess Ingrid of Norway. She’s rich, she’s royal and she’s got her eye on Ian Wainscott. Despite heightened security at the school, things start to go missing. It appears Highcrest Academy has been infiltrated by a master thief, The Pimpernel.

Can Friday crack the case of her missing mother, reign in a royal brat and unmask the elusive Pimpernel? If it means she gets to ditch PE, then of course she can!

 

Friday Barnes, No Rules (book 4)
On sale in the USA August 2017

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fb4Friday Barnes has been deported to Switzerland!  With their in-school detective gone, Highcrest Academy has descended into chaos.  Someone’s fired all the teachers!

The Headmaster claims it wasn’t him, and suspicion soon turns to Ian Wainscott, but Friday won’t stand by and let her favourite nemesis take the blame.  Apart from being innocent (probably), he’s seriously good looking (definitely).  There’s also the problem of the new vice principal and his questionable teaching methods.  It’s hard to take someone seriously when they wear tie-dyed t-shirts.

Can Fridya save Ian’s scholarship? Can she find the prankster before they bring down the school?  Can she run the cross country?  She certainly going to try …to do the first two, anyway.

 

Friday Barnes, The Plot Thickens (book 5)
fb5 coverFriday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts!  When Friday gets involved in her frenemy Ian Wainscott’s family dispute, it appers her knack for uncovering the truth may ruin their freindship once and for all.  Meanwhile, there are two new teachers to contend with – a celebrity artist whose intentions are somewhat unclear, and an over-enthusiastic PE teacher on a fitness crusade.  Can Friday repair her friendship with Ian, restore her perfect school-life balance and work out who is committing the acts of vandalism around Highcrest? No one said high school would be easy.

 

Friday Barnes, Danger Ahead (book 6)
On sale in Australia, January 2017

friday-barnes-6Friday is at it again! Will she be able to avert danger before it’s too late?

Friday Barnes is left behind when Ian takes off to join his father in the Cayman Islands. But when your dad is a white collar criminal, family reunions never go to plan. Ian is kidnapped en route and it’s up to Friday to rescue him.

On her return to school, the Headmaster has a treat in store – a four-week camp for students to learn wilderness survival skills! ‘Camp Courage’ is worse than Friday imagined. The only bright side is when Friday stumbles across a major crime taking place in the middle of the forest.

Can Friday survive the wild outdoors, outfox some dodgy crooks and make it back to Highcrest Academy alive? Only time (and a compass) will tell!

Friday Barnes, Bitter Enemies (book 7)
(On sale in Australia July 2017)

When four former headmasters arrive at Highcrest Academy to take part in anniversary celebrations, all the students are told to be on their best behaviour. Unfortunately, no one told the headmasters that they had to behave too! Before long, a terrible accident down at the swamp ends with a smashed boat and one of the headmasters missing. Once again Highcrest is in trouble and only Friday Barnes can sort it out.