Synopsis: Determined to be the world’s greatest detective, Zaiba is always on the lookout for a crime to solve!

When a new family moves to the village, Zaiba is intrigued to hear about the strange happenings in their home. Things go missing, objects are smashed and unfriendly messages are painted on the walls. There have always been rumours that the house is haunted, but is a ghost really causing all this trouble? Zaiba and her team are convinced that the culprit is very much alive – and won’t stop until they get what they want…

The third book in a fun, fresh and exciting new detective series, for readers not quite ready for Robin Stevens, Katherine Woodfine, HIGH RISE MYSTERY and NANCY DREW.

Release Date: 1st April 2021

Format Read: Ebook

Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery, Friendship, Crime, Paranormal,


Thank you so much to Little Tiger Group and Netgalley for the Earc to read and review.

Review: This book was filled with diversity such an amazing range of characters and that was something that instantly makes you drawn to how good it was.

Zaiba, Poppy and her brother are at their new friends house and weird things keep happening, making the new residents very scared. Without hesitation Zaiba is on the case ready to help her friends feel safe and stop whatever is going on and do it quicker than the police ever could. Is the house haunted or is someone making it look haunted?

I loved solving this mystery with Zaiba and her friends it was so fun. I loved following the clues, trying to cypher who was who and what was what, who might be the culprit. I must admit I literally only had the tiniest idea who was it was doing everything so this book was incredible to follow along and solve. I thoroughly enjoyed solving this mystery. 

Zaiba is one incredible character, she’s incredibly smart, the things she knows how to do are just amazing, she’s a great leader, an incredible friend and loves her family. I seriously found an attachment to her instantly she’s so well written. I also adored how she wanted to be like her Aunt Fouzia and also Eden Locket her favourite book character be a detective and she learnt all she knew from them. 

This book is so much fun, I can see the younger demographic enjoying it so much, it’s got good representation, a great cast of characters, a lot of fun mysteries to solve, great lessons on how to be a good friend and it’s written so well. If you are looking fir something diverse, fun, easy to read but also incredibly exciting then seriously I recommend this book highly.

I cannot really say more on how much I loved this book because I did love it, there wasn’t one thing that I didn’t love and enjoy from this story. The mystery was so exciting to solve, there were wonderful characters, very easy story to follow, and most of all the time disappeared as I was literally escaping into this world.


Where to buy: Amazon, Wordery, Book Depository, Waterstones

About Author: Annabelle Sami is a writer and performer. She grew up next to the sea on the south coast of the UK and then moved to London, where she now lives. She studied English Literature and Drama and undertook an MA in English Literature at Queen Mary University. When she isn’t writing she enjoys playing saxophone in a band with her friends, performing live art and swimming in the sea.

About Illustrator: Daniela Sosa is originally from Romania, but now lives in Cambridge and is completing a master’s degree in children’s book illustrations at the Cambridge School of Art. She loves to travel, which is where she gets a lot of her inspiration from.


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