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The head is dead

The head is dead

Landman, Tanya

Poppy Fields and best friend Graham design a murder mystery trail for the school fayre, choosing the headteacher to be the corpse at the end. But when the first person to finish discovers that the head really is dead, Poppy and Graham set out on a real life murder trail

Paperback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories. Children's stories.
Published London: Walker, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Tanya Landman
ISBN: 1406314633, 9781406314632
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 108 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Poppy Fields is on the case! ; 4
Subject: Fairs Juvenile fiction.; Fields, Poppy (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.; School principals Crimes against Juvenile fiction.; Murder Investigation Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: Poppy Fields is on the case! 4.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5
Interest Level: MY
Points: 3
Quiz Number: 216581

Author note

Tanya Landman runs Storybox Theatre, a touring puppet theatre for children, with her husband Rod Burnett. She is the author of the junior novel Waking Merlin (978-1-4063-0250-9) and its sequel Merlin's Apprentice (978-1-4063-0201-1); two novels about William Popidopolis, The World's Bellybutton (978-1-4063-0089-5) and The Kraken Snores (978-1-4063-0706-1); and a series for younger children, Flotsam and Jetsam (978-1-84428-119-0), Flotsam and Jetsam and the Stormy Surprise (978-1-4063-0280-6) and Flotsam and Jetsam and the Grooof (978-1-4063-0705-4). She has also written two novels for teenagers, Apache (978-1-4063-0331-5) and The Goldsmith's Daughter (978-1-4063-0707-8). Tanya has two children and lives in Devon.

Back cover copy

On the trail of a murderer!

My name is Poppy Fields. When we designed a murder mystery trail for the school fayre it was supposed to be a bit of fun. But before long the head was dead and Graham and I were hunting down a real life killer.