Pantera Press acquires Alice England Mysteries by Ash Harrier post image

Pantera Press acquires Alice England Mysteries by Ash Harrier

Pantera Press has acquired world rights for middle-grade series, Alice England Mysteries by Ash Harrier, through Alex Adsett.

The first book in the series The Deadly Daylight will be released in August 2022.

The Deadly Daylight follows Twelve-year-old Alice England who is curious, truthful and smart, but when you work in your father’s funeral home and you get messages from the dead, it can be difficult to make friends. When she comes across the peculiar case of George Devenish, who was allergic to sunlight, Alice is convinced there’s more to his death than meets the eye.

With the help of George’s niece, ‘Violet the Vampire’, who shares her uncle’s allergy, and a boy named Cal, who has secrets of his own, Alice begins to investigate. It seems the truth of George’s death may never see the light of day – unless Alice and her companions can put the clues together and solve a mystery much bigger than anybody expected.

The Deadly Daylight is a fun and engaging original mystery series perfect for fans of Enola Holmes, Friday Barnes and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Ash Harrier lives in Perth, Western Australia. She is an Ambassador for the Books in Homes Australia charity, which helps children in disadvantaged circumstances build their home libraries. Ash has a great fondness for puzzles, scientific facts, birds and the smell of dried tea. Some of her favourite pastimes are reading, daydreaming and spending time in the garden with her small flock of hens.

‘I wrote this book first for young people who love mysteries and laughter. But I also wrote it for the parents who want to chuckle as they read to their kids, for the dinosaur geeks, the cat lovers, the word nerds, the comfortable introverts, the science tragics, the morbidly curious and the proud outcasts.’
– Ash Harrier, Author  

‘The Deadly Daylight is a gothic-tinged, twisty mystery novel with a friendship story about acceptance at its core. The heroine, Alice, is a compelling narrator, curious and invested in her interests, kind and willing to grow and change. Backed up by a warm group of secondary characters, The Deadly Daylight is just a delight to read and share. I can’t wait to hand it to my own middle-grade reader at home.’
– Kate Cuthbert, Editorial Director  


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