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The scent of blood

The scent of blood

Landman, Tanya

When Poppy Fields and Graham go on a weekend trip to the zoo, it soon becomes apparent that the staff there are not happy. Then one of them suddenly dies. And then another. Someone's using the animals to do their dirty work for them, and the result is not pretty. Will they uncover the murderer before they, too, become dead meat?

Paperback, Book. English. Adventure. Fiction 9+. Children's stories. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Walker, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Tanya Landman
ISBN: 1406323713, 9781406323719
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 111 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Poppy Fields is on the case! ; 5
Subject: Zoos Juvenile fiction.; Fields, Poppy (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.; Murder Investigation Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: Poppy Fields is on the case! ; 5.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.9
Interest Level: MY
Points: 3
Quiz Number: 217649

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 (9781406302509) and its sequel Merlin's Apprentice (9781406302011); two novels about William Popidopolis, The World's Bellybutton (9781406300895) and The Kraken Snores (9781406307061); and a series for younger children, Flotsam and Jetsam (9781844281190), Flotsam and Jetsam and the Stormy Surprise (9781406302806) and Flotsam and Jetsam and the Grooof (9781406307054). She has also written two novels for teenagers, Apache (9781406303315) and The Goldsmith's Daughter (9781406307078). Tanya has two children and lives in Devon.

Back cover copy

Murder is a beastly business!

My name is Poppy Fields. Graham and I were first on the scene at a series of murders at the zoo, but who was behind them? We had to prowl around a bit to investigate - and what we saw was not pretty. How would we escape before we, too, became dead meat?

Poppy Fields is on the case!