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A Puzzle on Every Page

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Full title: Trapdoor to Treachery [a novel]

Creator / Author: Kieran Fanning

Item Type / Page count: Book / 128p

When Published: 2000

Publisher / Place of Publication: Mentor Books / 43 Furze Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18.

About: A children’s novel which takes the form of a puzzle book. This is the first of four titles in a series called Code Crackers which require the reader to solve puzzles before moving on subsequent pages. The book is aimed at a nine to thirteen-year-old readership. The heroes, Sam and Lisa, go on the trail of a mysterious thief and are led into a strange and exciting world full of puzzles, elves and gobbledegooks.

ID number(s): 1842100238 / 9781842100233

WW Connection #1: The author is a native of Stratford-on-Slaney in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Opening lines: ”Lowtown was a small quiet place. Sam and Lisa lived there. They were best friends and because neither of them had any brothers or sisters they spent most of their free time together. It was the summer holidays and they were out in Sam’s back garden. They were bored. ‘Let’s play detectives’, suggested Sam….”

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Contains illustrations by the author.

Extra #5: Link to the Author’s website [http://www.kieranfanning.com/]

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