Cricket wants only one thing more desperately than to be allowed into the Mangrove Grang – and that is to win the respect of his dad. If he can prove he is brave enough to join the gang, he is sure his dad will think more highly of him.
But, when a body is found in the mudflats and there is a crime spree around town, Cricket is caught up in something more serious than a kids’ gang.
With his friend Daniel he is determined to solve the mystery AND win Dad’s admiration. That’s if he survives that long.
Mudflat Murder is a mystery story but also deals with issues such as peer pressure, bullying and family relationships.
A sound story for ten to thirteen year old readers.
Mudflat Murder, by Rose Trapnell
Greater Glider, 2003