Tutus and pointe shoes at the ready ...

Posted by Kesia on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

It’s time to grand jeté into the Swan House Mysteries, a brand new middle-grade series by debut talent Helen Lipscombe. The first book is Peril en Pointe: it’s Murder Most Unladylike meets Ballet Shoes – a tale of friendship, bravery and ambition … and it’s funny, too! What better way to celebrate than to reveal its gorgeous atmospheric cover? But first, here’s a little bit about what you can expect at Swan House …

Milly yearns to dance like her ballerina mum – but during the biggest performance of her life, she messes up and her mum disappears. Six months on, Milly receives an unexpected invitation to join the Swan House School of Ballet. Perhaps if she can become a great ballerina, her mum will come home. Thrilled, Milly accepts, only to find that Swan House is no ordinary ballet school: it’s a ballet school for spies. Can her new skills reveal the truth about her mother’s vanishing act?

Peril en Pointe is publishing on 4 July – and without further ado, here is the beautiful cover, designed and illustrated by Helen Crawford-White!

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