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Saturday 28 May 2022

Review: Rock Star Detectives

Australian comedian Adam Hills has delivered his debut children’s novel. This must-read story combines comedic flair with inclusive characters that celebrate our individuality. Illustrated by Luna Valentine, Rock Star Detectives won’t disappoint.

Twelve year old singing sensation Charley Parker is living the rock star dream. Along with her budding comedian, social media whizz and best friend George, the pair have achieved international stardom.

But it doesn’t always go to plan . . .

When a series of art thefts occur in the same cities that they are performing in, the pair quickly become the prime suspects. Charley and George soon find they are in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

Travelling through Amsterdam for a performance, they visit the Van Gogh Museum as they take in the sights. Arriving home in London they are surprised to learn about the theft of an expensive artwork. When the police arrive at their school, they soon learn that they are suspected of the crime. A key card from the hotel where they were staying, the Amsterdam Hilton was found at the crime scene and neither Charley nor George have an alibi for the morning after the concert.

The only way out of this mess is to solve the crime and prove their innocence. Together they compile a long list of suspects, but with all these possible suspects how will they find the real culprit?

Can the rock stars turned detectives find the real culprit or will they end up behind bars?

This delightful read has heart, laughter and will have you dancing in the aisles.

Title: Rock Star Detectives
Author: Adam Hills
Illustrator: Luna Valentine
Publisher: Puffin Books, $14.99
Publication Date: 1 February 2022
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241505977
For Ages: 9-12
Type: Junior Fiction