Catnapped, by Chris McTrustry

Matt’s Christmas holidays are boring. All his friends have gone away and there is nothing to do. Until all the cats in the neghbourhood start to disappear.

The adults don’t seem to think there’s anything suspicious happening, but Matt knows different. He is sure there is a mystery that needs solving. Who could be stealing the cats? And what do they want with them?

Matt sets out to solve the case. Along the way he makes two new friends, Hugh and Mary. Together the three learn that solving mysteries can be dangerous business.

Catnapped is a fun, fast-moving mystery for 8 to 12 year olds. With comic illustrations by Louise Prout it is sure to be a hit with young mystery lovers.

Catnapped, by Chris McTrustry
Banana Books, 2004