Penny Thomas, publisher at award-winning children’s and YA publisher Firefly Press has acquired world English rights in Libby and the Manhattan Mystery, the third instalment in The Travelling School Mysteries by author Jo Clarke, from Alice Williams at Alice Williams Literary.
In this addition to the middle-grade adventure mystery series, the travelling school arrives in New York, and Libby and her friends find themselves organising a charity auction alongside Hollywood star Eloise Fitzwilliam. But something isn’t right. Why is Eloise’s friend Count Alvarez acting so strangely and can a face from the past really have followed the school all the way to New York?
On editing the third book in this enthralling series, editor Rebecca F. John says ‘I’m over the moon that we’re able to join Libby and her friends for another adventure with the Travelling School, this time to the big apple, where glamour and mystery coincide in spectacular fashion. Jo’s fast paced, exciting writing never falters.’
Jo Clarke said: ‘I’m thrilled to be working with Becka Moor and Firefly Press on the next instalment in The Travelling School Mysteries, Libby and the Manhattan Mystery. I’ve had so much fun uncovering the hidden secrets of New York alongside Libby and Connie and creating some new characters with a few secrets of their own. This series is such a joy to write. I’m already working on the next mystery which will be set in one of the most fascinating countries in the world, Egypt.’
The novel is now available to pre-order here: https://fireflypress.co.uk/books/libby-and-the-manhattan-mystery/