The Mystery of the Man with the Black Beard (RA8 IA8-12)
Annie's dad is a private investigator. She's used to mysterious things going on, but when a string of visitors come to her dad's office, it results in the most mysterious event of all - her dad has disappeared! Annie knows something is wrong and she enlists the help of her friends Matt and Ruth to follow a trail of very sticky clues...Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
Gillian Cross studied English at Somerville College, Oxford and the University of Sussex. She had several jobs before becoming a fulltime writer including, a baker's assistant, childminder and teacher. Gillian has won many awards for her books including the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award and Smarties Prize. She currently lives near Coventry with her husband.