I love a good mystery and Harriet Whitehorn does just that with her brilliant MG mystery series!
Violet and the Smugglers was released on the 9th February 2017 in paperback published by Simon and Schuster and is brilliant for all of those super sleuths out there!
Violet and the Smugglers is the third book in this brilliant series with Violet and the Pearl Of The Orient and Violet and the Hidden Treasure being released prior.
And exciting news…Violet and the Mummy Mystery, the fourth book in this super series is out on August 10th 2017!
I thought it would be great to get to know Violet a little better so myself and Harriet have put together a master plan in the form of this fab guest post….
Uncle Johnny has invited Violet and her friends to spend the summer with him on a sailing adventure around Europe and Violet couldn’t be more excited! But when she suspects that the captain of a boat nearby might be up to no good, Violet needs to put her detective skills into action… Could he be the head of a smuggling ring?
A beautiful package complete with two-colour illustrations throughout from Becka Moore. Perfect for fans of Dixie O’Day, Ottoline and Goth Girl.
All About Violet
I absolutely love lists so I’ve put one at the beginning of each of Violet’s adventures, giving you a little snippet of information about each of the main characters which will hopefully give you an insight into their personality.
In Violet and the Smugglers, which is largely set in Venice, I tell you every one’s favourite ice cream flavour- Violet’s is mint choc chip, partly because she likes the way the words sound together. And if you’ve read the Pearl of the Orient and the Hidden Treasure you already know that Violet’s favourite foods include cheese and tomato pizza and hot crumpets with melted butter and her favourite possession is her “Best Young Detective Award”. So I thought it would be fun to tell you some other facts about Violet that aren’t in the books….
Full Name: Violet Therese Remy – Robinson
Birthday: May 29th
Star sign: Gemini
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite books: Just William, Tintin and Pippi Longstocking
Best subject at school: Generally Maths and PE, but sometimes History if they are learning about something interesting like Ancient Egypt.
Worst subject at school: Music
Favourite Animal to see at the Zoo: Giraffes
Ambition: Torn between being a spy like James Bond, an explorer or a detective.
Heros and Heroines: Amelia Earhart, James Bond, Nancy Drew and of course, Sherlock Holmes.
You can buy a copy of Violet and the Smugglers or any of the other Violet books here or from your local bookshop!
And don’t forget…..Violet and the Mummy Mystery, the fourth book in this super series is out on August 10th 2017!
About Harriet Whitehorn
I was born and grew up in London, and still live here, which probably shows a great lack of adventure on my behalf. I spend my time dreaming up new adventures for Violet and working on my new book, which is an adventure for older children set in another world.
You can find out more about Harriet on her website – www.harrietwhitehorn.com
Or why not follow Harriet on twitter – @deedeederota2
About Becka Moor
Becka Moor is a children’s book illustrator and storyteller living in Manchester. She studied illustration for children’s publishing at Glyndwr University, graduating in 2012. Since then, she has worked on a variety of fiction books and series as well as picture books.
She rents desk space in a stunning grade II listed building with other creative folk, has an obsession with cats and loves anything a bit on the quirky side.
You can find out more about Becka on her website – www.beckamoor.com
Or why not follow Becka on twitter – @beckamoor
A huge thank you to Harriet for such a fab post and to Simon and Schuster for asking me to host Harriet on my blog.
Have you read Violet and the Smugglers or any other Violet mysteries? What did you think? Are you intrigued to go and grab a copy? I would love to hear from you! Why not leave a comment using the reply button above or tweet my on twitter using @chelleytoy!