Fleur Hitchcock's View from my Velux

Thoughts and happenings from my part of the universe.


Cover by Rob Ball

£6.99 Published October 6th 2018  Buy it here from Waterstones.

A thriller set amongst the water meadows of my childhood. Suitable for 9+

When Viv has a fight with Noah, she doesn’t think it’ll be the last time she sees him. But when she gets back from school, he’s nowhere to be found and there are police cars everywhere. Viv is sure Noah’s run away to get attention. But it’s really cold, and getting dark, and the rain just won’t stop falling. So she sets off to look for him, furious at his selfishness, as the floodwaters rise. And then she finds him, and realises that a much more dangerous story is unfolding around them…

Jo Boyles, Waterstones Bookseller, Salisbury:  There’s murder, betrayal, gun shots, desperate escapes through freezing water. ‘Mild Peril’? Fleur Hitchcock laughs in its face. A pacey thriller for kids that doesn’t muck about. Fantastic.

This from Bookwagon  “Murder at Twilight is a compelling, urgent, fulfilling title that Bookwagon loves and recommends. Fleur Hitchcock deserves her wide, devoted readership.”

This from School Zone “A really enjoyable, fast moving story for lovers of adventure who perhaps want to dip their toes into something slightly more gritty.”

This from the North Somerset Children’s book awards  “From the first page, this is a compelling, exciting read which keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. The aftermath of a stroppy teenage squabble plays out with twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end.”

This from ReaditDaddy : “another completely immersive and addictive slice of middle grade crime noir from an author who just completely OWNS this genre.”

This from Bookmurmuration “Fleur Hitchcock’s stories are the closest thing in the middle-grade cannon to adult crime novels.”

This from Jo Clarke, librarian “Fast-paced, thrilling and filled with numerous twists and turns, this edge of your seat adventure will satisfy the most ardent of murder mystery fans.”

From my Book Corner  Murder At Twilight contains just the right amount of thrills and suspense for a pre-teen read from an author who has quickly established herself as an expert in this genre.

This from the Book Brothers. If you like mystery books, you’ll love this one. I recommend it to 10+. I give it 10/10.

From Amazon: “A great story – full of lively, engaging writing. The main character is very authentic and really captures the relationship between siblings with conviction. This is a page turner, perfect for eleven years upwards and will appeal to readers who want to read something full of tension, suspense and adventure. Atmospheric and beautifully paced, balancing action, dialogue and description perfectly, this is a very well written, well executed, compelling piece of crime fiction. Highly recommend!”

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