A. M. Howell
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About A. M. Howell
In 2015 Ann-Marie was one of 15 writers selected to take part in a Curtis Brown Creative Writing for Children course tutored by Catherine Johnson. She lives in Suffolk with her husband and two children and when she's not writing she loves nothing more than curling up with a good book. She also loves long walks in the countryside, swimming and drinking lots of tea!
Her middle grade historical mysteries have been published to widespread critical acclaim, with five star ratings from The Telegraph, twice gaining the coveted Times Children's Book of the Week slot as well as receiving The East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2020 for The House of One Hundred Clocks. Her latest book, Mystery of the Night Watchers, was called a 'superb historical adventure' by The Telegraph and was selected as Blackwell's Children's Book of the Month for July 2021.
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JUNE, 1905.Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England. There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop.
But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a ghostly figure, strange notes and disappearing winding keys… Can she work out its secrets before time runs out?
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October, 1916. Clara is sent to stay with her formidable aunt and uncle in the grounds of a country estate. Clara soon discovers that her new surroundings hold secrets: a locked room and a hidden key, and a mysterious boy who only appears in the gardens at night… But can Clara face up to her own secrets, and a war she’s desperate to forget?
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From the bestselling and award-winning A.M. Howell, author of The Garden of Lost Secrets and The House of One Hundred Clocks, comes a brand-new thrilling historical mystery of stolen treasure, friendship and deep courage set in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.
Ruth has been whisked off to the lonely Rook Farm to investigate the discovery of long-buried treasure with her mother. But at the farmhouse, she finds secrets lurk around every corner. Joe, the farmer's son, is hiding something about the treasure, while land girl Audrey watches their every move.
But before Ruth can find out more, the treasure is stolen... With a storm coming, Ruth must race to uncover the secrets of the treasure keepers before all of their lives are changed forever.
Praise for A.M. Howell
WINNER OF THE MAL PEET CHILDREN'S AWARD
WINNER OF THE EAST ANGLIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR
A SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK
"Howell is a hypnotically readable writer, who keeps the pulse racing, while allowing every character slowly to unravel." The Telegraph
"Gripping plot as well as authentic historical detail." The Daily Mail
"Fans of Emma Carroll will adore this historical tale of derring-do and righted wrongs." The Times
"Atmospheric, full of period detail, and most importantly, thrilling." The i
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From the bestselling author of The Garden of Lost Secrets, A.M. Howell, comes a gripping new adventure filled with buried secrets and dark lies, set against the evocative backdrop of the Edwardian era.MAY, 1910As the blazing Halley's comet draws close to the earth, Nancy is uprooted to start a new life in Suffolk with a grandfather she has never met. With every curtain drawn shut, Nancy is forbidden from leaving her grandfather's house: no one must know that her or her mother are there.Yet, when Nancy discovers the house's secret observatory, she watches her mother and grandfather creep out every night... Where are they going? And why mustn't any of them be seen? As the mysteries pile up, Nancy must bring dark secrets from the past to light - even if doing so will put her own life at risk.Praise for The Garden of Lost Secrets:A SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK"Fans of Emma Carroll will adore this historical tale of derring-do and righted wrongs." The Times"An impressive debut with a gripping plot as well as authentic historical detail." The Daily Mail"Atmospheric, full of period detail, and most importantly, thrilling." The i