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Harriet Bean and the league of cheats

Harriet Bean and the league of cheats

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-; Bilbey, Ian

Harriet is invited to help her detective aunts, Thessalonika and Japonica, investigate serious cheating in the world of horse racing. Initially excited by this prospect, Harriet quickly begins to regret getting involved. Will Harriet overcome her fears and find out who is causing Mr Fetlock's horses to lose all their races?

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Detective and mystery stories.
New ed.]
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2006
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Statement of responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith
Edition statement: illustrations by Ian Bilbey.
ISBN: 0747580456, 9780747580454
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Previous ed.: London: Blackie, 1991.
Physical Description: 80 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Horse racing Corrupt practices Juvenile fiction.; Bean, Harriet (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.7
Interest Level: MY
Points: 1
Quiz Number: 212590

Author note

Alexander McCall Smith is professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. He is also the author of over fifty books. These range from adult fiction to specialist titles, such as Forensic Aspects of Sleep, to a wide selection of children's books. In 1999 The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agencywas published. This book quickly became a bestseller and was voted one of the 'International Books of the Year and the Millennium' by the Times Literary Supplement. In America the success of the series was instant with sales exceeding two million in the USA alone. Winner of three Author of the Year awards in 2004 (British Book Awards, Booksellers' Association and Waterstone's), Bloomsbury Publishing are very proud and excited to be re-publishing Alexander's key children's books.