A Pocketful of Eyes

Lili Wilkinson
NZD $22.99

When a dead body is discovered at the Museum, Beatrice May Ross is determined to use her sleuthing skills to solve the case. Sharp, sassy YA crime-fiction, with a dash of romance and a splash of funny.

Bee is in her element working in the taxidermy department at the Museum of Natural History, but her summer job turns out to be full of surprises:

A dead body in the Red Rotunda. A mysterious Museum benefactor. A large stuffed tiger in the Catacombs. A handsome boy with a fascination for unusual animal mating habits.

And a pocketful of glass eyes.

Can Bee sift through the clues to discover whether her mentor really committed suicide . or is there a murderer in their midst?

'Smart, slick, funny, with sharp edges. Lili Wilkinson is like a coolgeekgirl Agatha Christie.' - Simmone Howell, author of Everything's Beautiful

'Wry, sly, funny, smart, and very entertaining.' - Jaclyn Moriarty, author of Feeling Sorry for Celia

'an entertaining introduction to the genre of crime fiction. the ending is ultimately satisfying.' Carousel

Author bio:

Lili Wilkinson was born in Melbourne, Australia, in the front room where her parents still live. She was first published when she was twelve, in Voiceworks magazine. After studying Creative Arts at Melbourne University, Lili worked on insideadog.com.au, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She now spends most of her time reading and writing books for teenagers. She's won awards for the writing part, but not the reading, unless you count the stopwatch she won once in the MS Readathon.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781742376196
Awards: Long-listed Davitt Awards for Australian Women's Crime Writing 2012 AU; Commended CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Older Readers 2012 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: May 2011
Page Extent: 324
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 14 - 18
Subject: Young adult fiction