A must-have series for middle-grade readers. --BooklistA Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, 2017Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl!When Friday Barnes, girl genius, solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to Highcrest Academy, the most exclusive boarding school in the country--and discovers it's a hotbed of crime!Soon she's investigating everything from disappearing homework to the terrifying Yeti haunting the school swamp. But the biggest mystery yet is Ian Wainscott, the handsomest (and most arrogant) boy in school who inexplicably hates her. Will the homework be found? Can they ever track down the Yeti? And why is Ian out to ruin her?With black-and-white art throughout, Friday Barnes, Girl Detective is the launch of an exciting new mystery series that will keep readers laughing from start to finish. (Publishers Weekly)
R.A. Spratt is an award-winning author with 16 years experience writing comedy and children's programs for TV. She's the author of The Adventures of Nanny Piggins series, which went onto 9 bestselling volumes in Australia. She lives in Bowral, Australia with her husband and two daughters.Phil Gosier is an independent art director and designer working in the Washington, D.C. area. His illustration and design clients include Kellogg's, the Discovery Channel, Marvel and DC Comics, and Macmillan. He graduated from the University of Maryland and lives in suburban Maryland with his family.