Big Trouble (Hardcover)

A Friday Barnes Mystery (Friday Barnes Mysteries #3)

By R. A. Spratt, Phil Gosier (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781626726376, 288pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/16/2018)

List Price: 13.99*
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Description

“A must-have series for middle-grade readers.” —Booklist

In the third book in R.A. Spratt's hilarious Friday Barnes Mystery series, crime hits close to home when Friday Barnes learns her mother has been kidnapped. But her detective work gets put aside when Friday is distracted by other happenings at school: a new VIP student (a Norwegian princess!) has just arrived and a master thief called the Pimpernel is causing chaos across campus. Can super sleuth and girl genius Friday crack the case of her missing mother, reign in a royal brat, and unmask the elusive Pimpernel?

Big Trouble: A Friday Barnes Mystery brings the same wit and humor that kept readers puzzling and laughing in Friday Barnes, Girl Detective and Friday Barnes Under Suspicion.



About the Author

R.A. Spratt is an award-winning author and television writer. Her Nanny Piggins series went into nine best selling volumes in Australia. She lives in Bowral, Australia with her husband, two daughters and a puppy called Henry. Like Friday Barnes, R.A. enjoys wearing a silly hat.

Phil Gosier is an independent art director and designer working in the Washington, D.C. area. His illustration and design clients include Kellogg's, the Discovery Channel, Marvel and DC Comics, and Macmillan, where he illustrates the Friday Barnes Mystery series as well as his own picture books, including Snow Beast Comes to Play. He graduated from the University of Maryland and lives in suburban Maryland with his family.


Praise For Big Trouble: A Friday Barnes Mystery (Friday Barnes Mysteries #3)

“A hilarious mix of silliness and mystery that will keep readers chuckling and turning pages . . . Another worthy addition to a must-have series for middle-grade readers.” —Booklist

Under Suspicion, A Friday Barnes Mystery:

“This second book in the Friday Barnes series is even funnier and quirkier than its predecessor.” —School Library Journal

“Spratt continues to hit just the right mix of dry humor and suspense. Her characterization of her protagonist shines . . . Readers know that, like Sherlock Holmes, Friday will solve every mystery; the book’s fun is in seeing how she does it . . . A cliffhanger ending will have readers drumming their fingers as they wait for the next episode.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Spratt’s droll humor, often expressed through Friday’s spacey friend Melanie, is the perfect complement to the offbeat mysteries Friday encounters . . . Give this to readers who like humor but also want more intelligent characters and jokes, as well as those who like quirky mysteries.” —Booklist


Girl Detective, A Friday Barnes Mystery:

“With off-the-wall plot turns and small mysteries scattered throughout, this is the perfect choice for mystery fans with a silly sense of humor, and the cliff-hanger ending promises more sleuthing on the horizon. Gosier’s black-and-white spot illustrations add to the charming atmosphere. A sheer delight.” —Booklist, starred review

“Spratt’s (the Nanny Piggins series) effortlessly funny narration will keep readers laughing from start to finish.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Quirky, tongue-in-cheek . . . delightfully eccentric . . . A good choice for voracious readers who enjoy a blend of humor and mystery.” —School Library Journal

“Spratt begins this new series with a nifty, engaging protagonist who can keep readers laughing and help young geeks feel good about themselves . . . Delightful, highly logical, and well-informed fun.” —Kirkus Reviews