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Car-Crimes: A New A-Z PI Mystery

10 September, 2011 | By Goldie Alexander

I’m delighted that the 2nd of this crime series for kids is about to to appear. Hopefully I will be able to introduce it at the SheKilda BIG event coming up in October.

Briefly, this is another of my Aussie ‘Famous Five’ series. Again this odd quintuplet of kids and rat solve a crime committed by other youngsters based on a true happening.

When Taylor Ferrini, a Grevillea College student and the fourth member of the ‘Zoo’ gang, is accused of
stealing luxury car insignias from Shortland Mall’s multi-story car-park, and in the process injuring a security guard, Anna and Zach, and their friends – Ruby, Brett and M- are asked to help prove his
innocence.

Writing a series is great fun, as the characters and their motivations have already been established. The reader of ‘Car-Crimes’ that might know ‘Hedgeburners’ is aware that Anna is an A-type personality who wants to solve crimes, that Zach keeps many animals and is behind in his homework, that Brett is a bit of a wimp, that Ruby is a keen wrestler and that M is a ‘friendly’ rat with an invaluable ability to creep into hidden corners.

I am also getting interest in Mentoring Your Memoir workshop coming up in the Betty Day Centre on the 11th October. This is funded by the Port Phillip Council and will be an all day event. I have room for 15 participants and it should be great fun.

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