The Highland Falcon Thief

The Highland Falcon Thief[Ebook] ➢ The Highland Falcon Thief ➨ M.G. Leonard – Heartforum.co.uk In The Highland Falcon Thief Adventures on Trains , a middle grade series starter from MG Leonard and Sam Sedgman, a young boy is swept up in an investigation to uncover the perpetrator of a jewel the In The Highland Falcon Thief Adventures on Trains , a middle grade series starter from MG Leonard and Sam Sedgman, a young boy is swept up in an investigation to uncover the perpetrator of a jewel theftWhen eleven year old Harrison Hal Beck is forced to accompany his travel writer uncle on the last journey of a royal train, he expects a boring trip spent away from video games and children his The Highland MOBI :Ä ageBut then Hal spots a girl who should not be on board, and he quickly makes friends with the stowaway, Lenny Things get even interesting when the royal prince and princess board for the last leg of the journey because the princess s diamond necklace is soon stolen and replaced with a fake Suspicion falls on the one person who isn t supposed to be there LennyIt s up to Hal, his keen observation, and his skill as a budding sketch artist to uncover the real jewel thief, clear his friend s name, and return the diamond necklace before The Highland Falcon makes its last stop.

M G Leonard is a writer of books, poems and screenplays She has a first class honours degree in English literature and an MA in Shakespeare Studies from Kings College London She works as a freelance Digital Media Producer for clients such as the National Theatre, and Harry Potter West End, and previously worked as a Senior Digital Producer at the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare s Globe She The Highland MOBI :Ä spent her early career in the music industry running Setanta Records, an independent record label, and managing bands, most notably The Divine Comedy After leaving the music industry, she trained as an actor, dabbling in directing and producing as well as performing, before deciding to write her stories down Maya lives in Brighton with her husband and two sons You can visit her online at mgleonard Follow her on Twitter MGLnrd.

The Highland Falcon Thief eBook ò The Highland  MOBI
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Highland Falcon Thief
  • M.G. Leonard
  • English
  • 02 June 2019
  • 1250222893

10 thoughts on “The Highland Falcon Thief

  1. Gavin says:

    I did not see that coming The Highland Falcon Thief is the first book in a brand new series Adventures on Trains I do like trains, and I like mysteries, and I like mysteries set on trains, so already I knew I was going to have fun with this one And reader, I had so much fun We follow Hal who joins his uncle on the last journey the Highland Falcon is ever going to make Not only that, but he is the only child allowed on board due to the journey also being part of the royal tour Jewellery beg I did not see that coming The Highland Falcon Thief is the first book in a brand new series Adventures on Trains I do like trains, and I like mysteries, and I like mysteries set on trains, so already I knew I was going to have fun with this one And reader, I had so much fun We follow Hal who joins his uncle on the last journey the Highland Falcon is ever going to make Not only that, but he is the only child allowed on board due to the journey also being part of the royal tour Jewellery begins to go missing and Hal is the prime suspect due to him being the only child on board but Hal swears he has seen a young girl on the train Thus begins an adventure and a rather exciting mystery.M G Leonard and Sam Sedgman wrote this novel together, and they write so seamlessly I can t tell who wrote what They re literally writing partners in crime made for one another I loved the way they wove the characters into the mystery It s a tricky thing to surprise me when it comes to mysteries but wow, this was such a clever mystery that I could not predict for one second I had theories but I m so glad I was wrong by the end, and it all made sense How could I not see it before Gah, I m kicking myself now But it was actually well thought out and unpredictable and it really did keep me on the edge of my train seat Okay, I ll stop with the bracket puns.I m looking forward tobooks in the Adventures on Trains series and seeing what Leonard and Sedgman cook up next I m looking forward to seeing these characters again and if they can surprise me with the mystery the second time around All in all, one of the best middle grade mysteries I have read yet

  2. Schizanthus Nerd says:

    All aboard Uncle Nat is a travel writer who loves trains and is thrilled to be a passenger on the Highland Falcon s final journey It s the summer holiday and Hal is not looking forward to spending four whole days on board a train with his weird uncle I don t like trains They re boring Hal isn t bored for long as it turns out there s a jewel thief on board and he s quickly caught up in the action Often the best place to hide something is in full view On board the Highland Falc All aboard Uncle Nat is a travel writer who loves trains and is thrilled to be a passenger on the Highland Falcon s final journey It s the summer holiday and Hal is not looking forward to spending four whole days on board a train with his weird uncle I don t like trains They re boring Hal isn t bored for long as it turns out there s a jewel thief on board and he s quickly caught up in the action Often the best place to hide something is in full view On board the Highland Falcon and potential suspects are Harrison Hal Beck 11, enjoys drawing Nathaniel Nat Bradshaw Hal s mother s older brother, a travel writer Sierra Knight a film star who is friends with the princess Lucy Meadows Sierra s personal assistant Countess of Arundel, Lady Elizabeth Lansbury onboard with her dogs Trafalgar, Viking, Shannon, Fitzroy and Bailey , her husband recently died Rowan Buck the Countess gentleman in waiting dog handler Ernest White was the head steward on the royal train for 47 years, allergic to dogs Baron Wolfgang Essenbach friend of the prince Milo Essenbach the Baron s youngest son Steven Pickle reality TV star, entrepreneur, runs a train company called Grailax Lydia Pickle Steven s wife Isaac Adebayo the royal photographer The prince and princess Marlene Lenny Singh 11, the train driver s daughter Mohanjit Singh train driver, Lenny s father Gordon Goulde head steward on the royal train Graham train guard Amy waitress Joel Bray fireman Daniel and Kerry the night shift Lenny, with her enthusiasm and tool belt, was always going to be my favourite character, especially when she was described with a smile as the most disobedient girl ever to be born The surprise stand out for me was Uncle Nat, who turned out to be a lotfun than I expected him to be From his six watches, because It s good to remember that there are other places on the planet, filled with wonderful people , to his love for trains, Nat is the person I m most looking forward to spendingtime with as the series progresses This will be a journey you ll remember for the rest of your life With a mystery unfolding and a group of mostly rich people with various agendas on board, this was a fun adventure Train enthusiasts will enjoy the information about how steam trains operate and detectives in training will have their work cut out for them separating the red herrings from the clues, which are found in the text and in Elisa Paganelli s illustrations The details in the illustrations matched the text most of the time.I was personally upset by how the view spoiler dogs were treated at various times during the story, especially when a dog was kicked, but was relieved to know the dogs all went on to live happily ever after hide spoiler.I ll definitely be on board for Hal and Uncle Nat s next adventure.Thank you so much to NetGalley and Macmillan Children s Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan UK, for the opportunity to read this book

  3. Louise / Daisy May Johnson says:

    This is such a lot of fun I went into The Highland Falcon Thief thinking well, I am ancient and absolutely have no interest whatsoever in trains, and I came out and realised that I loved it There is a scene, for example, where they fill up the train with water this is a thing and it is pretty much one of the best scenes I have read for a long while It s breathless, visceral and genuinely good storytelling and one that actually made me look up steam trains on Youtube for the first time in This is such a lot of fun I went into The Highland Falcon Thief thinking well, I am ancient and absolutely have no interest whatsoever in trains, and I came out and realised that I loved it There is a scene, for example, where they fill up the train with water this is a thing and it is pretty much one of the best scenes I have read for a long while It s breathless, visceral and genuinely good storytelling and one that actually made me look up steam trains on Youtube for the first time in ever.Harrison Beck has been invited to join his Uncle Nat on the final journey of the royal steam train The Highland Falcon Things go awry, as they do in all stories, and suddenly Harrison finds himself making friends and investigating the mystery of the Highland Falcon Thief Told by MG Leonard and Sam Sedgman, this is such a vibrant and well crafted story and one that gives you an incredibly rich mystery adventure in the process Mystventure Forgive me, I am fond of tenuous portmanteaux.Evocative of Robin Stephens delicious mysteries, with a side order of Agatha Christie and a little bit of Indiana Jones thrown in for good measure the Highland Falcon Thief is the perfect title for confident, independent readers If they re not, then it s perfect for a bedtime read as well but be warned you ll have to deal with a fair few just onechapter requests And, I suspect, not all of these requests will come from the childVibrant, fun and just really really good storytelling, this is one of the best books I ve read for a while I loved it

  4. Alicia Bayer says:

    This is a fun little mystery novel for middle grade readers Hal is invited to join his uncle, a travel writer, on the last voyage of a historic steam train He s apprehensive at first since there are not supposed to be any other kids and he can t use his electronics Then he makes a friend who s not supposed to be there and gets caught up in a mystery when a jewel necklace goes missing This will be a great read for kids who love trains or mysteries.I read a digital ARC of this via Net Galley.

  5. John Moore says:

    A brilliant read from start to finish with fab illustrations

  6. Dreximgirl says:

    This was so much fun A book I did not know I needed but now I am cravingI am so glad this is part one in a series because I have a feeling it might become a favourite The writing flows perfectly, the characters are all intriguing and the illustrations compliment it all wonderfully I didn t see all the twists coming and those I did just made me read on to see if I was right Throughly enjoyable read which I highly recommend Agatha Christie for kids

  7. Connie says:

    This is our kids book of the month a who dunnit set on board a steam locomotive called the Highland Falcon Hal s mum is going to hospital to have a baby and finds himself on the locomotive with his journalist uncle, as it takes its final journey before retiring to the transport museum Mid journey, some priceless jewels go missing, so Hal with the help of a stowaway called Lenny set out to solve the mystery before the end of the journey A great read, I m sure this will be a hit in our store.

  8. Tammie says:

    Read May 2020 for Believathon II Brolly Rail a book with transportation on the cover I honestly think middle grade mystery is my favourite genre, I ve loved every single one that I ve read and this was no exception.

  9. Kate Wyver says:

    Steam trains are so cool

  10. Angela Groves says:

    Pure cosy crime joy for the middle graders Full of mystery, drama, laughs and trains.

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