Sleuth, Seek and Solve: Read an Extract from Friday Barnes #10: Undercover by R.A. Spratt

Sleuth, Seek and Solve: Read an Extract from Friday Barnes #10: Undercover by R.A. Spratt
Chapter 1
Big Decision

‘So is that a yes?’ called Governor Offredi from the office doorway.

Friday turned round. She realised she was clenching Ian quite tightly by his shirt front. She let go. Her enormous mind immediately processed the fact that her sts had left wrinkles that would have to be ironed out. She also noticed that Melanie had her phone out and was taking a video.

‘Delete that!’ said Friday.

‘No way!’ said Melanie. ‘I’ve been waiting four years for this. I need evidence it happened so I can be sure this isn’t just a dream.’

‘So are you taking the job?’ asked Ian.

‘I don’t know,’ said Friday.

‘I didn’t know there was anything you didn’t know,’ said Ian.

Friday looked into his blue eyes to check what he meant. Yes, he was laughing at her. ‘You know better than anyone the vast extent of my ignorance,’ said Friday.

‘I like to think it’s like the dark side of the moon,’ said Ian. ‘It’s there. It’s big. And it’s yet to be explored.’

‘I’ll have to think about it,’ said Friday.

‘You’re capable of making all sorts of complex calculations on probability, human behaviour and tactics in a millisecond,’ said Ian. ‘Is whether or not to accept a job o er really that hard?’

‘It is when the job o er would involve working with you,’ said Melanie. ‘Obviously Friday is in love with you, but as a girl scarred by the indifference of her own family, she understandably has issues.’

‘Commitment issues?’ said Ian.

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Publisher details

Friday Barnes #10: Undercover
Author
R.A. Spratt
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
01 February, 2022
ISBN
9781761043659

Synopsis

Recommended for ages 9+.Trouble on the Arctic tundra!Friday is not running away. Yes, she did get on a train to Norway without telling anyone where she was going – but she had to help Binky. He may or may not have been attacked by a polar bear. Now he’s facing court martial for dereliction of duty. Obviously, Friday had to drop everything and travel 3000 kilometres to solve the case.The fact that it’s easier to handle her feelings for Ian Wainscott if there’s a continent between them is just a coincidence. When Friday arrives in Oslo, there are so many mysteries to solve. Is someone trying to keep Binky and Princess Ingrid apart? How can a painting leave a museum when all the doors are sealed? And will Melanie persuade Friday to go to the royal ball without wearing a brown cardigan?If Friday survives her trip to the remote Global Seed Vault, we may find out.
R.A. Spratt
About the author

R.A. Spratt

R.A. Spratt is the author of The Peski Kids, Friday Barnes and The Adventures of Nanny Piggins. In her previous life she was a television writer. Unlike the Peski kids, R.A. Spratt never fights with her brother, but only because he moved to Hong Kong to get away from her. R.A. lives in Bowral, NSW, where she has three chickens, two goldfish and a dog. She also has a husband and two daughters.

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