Nooks and Crannies
Available in Hardcover/Paperback
Available in AudiobookAudioFile Earphones Award Winner
*A Junior Library Guild Selection
*Foreign rights sold to Germany, France, and Romania
*Audiobook is an AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
"Packed with the delicious elements—hidden passages, unexplained noises, suspicious servants—of a traditional British mystery, Lawson’s story will keep readers engagingly puzzled throughout its multilayered twists and tangles... Well thought-out and deftly executed, Lawson’s novel will appeal to a wide audience." -Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
"Original, engaging, and funny.... The writing is beautiful, expertly capturing all the suspense, hope, and love in the story....
A delightful gem that will fly off the shelves."
— School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
"This loving homage to classic mysteries... offers a compelling puzzle, vividly drawn characters, and a clever and capable young detective" -ALA Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
"In the grand tradition of Roald Dahl. . . . A plucky amateur detective, secret passages, exaggerated characters, concealed identities, and dastardly
villains equal a swell mystery."
— Kirkus Reviews
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Clue when six children navigate a mansion full of secrets—and maybe money—in this this humorous mystery with heart.
Tabitha Crum is a girl with a big imagination and a love for mystery novels, though her parents think her only talent is being a nuisance. She doesn't have a friend in the world, except her pet mouse, Pemberley, with whom she shares her dingy attic bedroom.
Then, on the heels of a rather devastating announcement made by her mother and father, Tabitha receives a mysterious invitation to the country estate of the wealthy but reclusive Countess of Windermere, whose mansion is rumored to be haunted. There, she finds herself among five other children, none of them sure why they've been summoned. But soon, a very big secret will be revealed— a secret that will change their lives forever and put Tabitha’s investigative skills to the test.