Until one night in the conservatory of the Hotel Majestic, an old man hides a small parcel under the roots of a potted fern, thieves go marauding and someone dies. Then Stella Montgomery’s world turns upside down.
There is the frightening Professor who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, a small boy who cannot escape the Professor’s influence and an amazing atlas. Get ready for a life-and-death adventure, cats with rather unusual talents, some unexpected friends and a family mystery.
It’s all in Withering-by-Sea. The pages flew under my fingers so quickly that I was almost cross when the story ended. The only consolation is that there will be more adventures in the Stella Montgomery series – very soon, I hope.
Title: Withering-by-Sea (A Stella Montgomery Intrigue #1)
Author/Illustrator: Judith Rossell
Publisher: ABC Books, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: November, 2014
Format: Hard Cover
For ages: 9 - 12 years
Type: Middle Fiction