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Marthe Jocelyn's Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen - Toronto Book Launch

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Ben McNally Books

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Celebrate the launch of a new middle-grade series inspired by the imagined life of young Agatha Christie: Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen!

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Tundra Books and Ben McNally Books invite you join us in celebrating award-winning author Marthe Jocelyn's new middle-grade mystery series, Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen. We'll mark the publiciation of the first book in this new series, The Body Under the Piano, at an early evening reception (which happens to fall on #IReadCanadian Day!). Jocelyn will read briefly from the book, followed by a book signing and some light refreshments .

About Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Body Under the Piano:

Aggie Morton lives in a small town on the coast of England in 1902. Adventurous and imaginative but deeply shy, Aggie hasn't got much to do since the death of her beloved father . . . until the fateful day when she crosses paths with twelve-year-old Belgian immigrant Hector Perot and discovers a dead body on the floor of the Mermaid Dance Room! As the number of suspects grows and the murder threatens to tear the town apart, Aggie and her new friend will need every tool at their disposal -- including their insatiable curiosity, deductive skills and not a little help from their friends -- to solve the case before Aggie's beloved dance instructor is charged with a crime Aggie is sure she didn't commit.Filled with mystery, adventure, an unforgettable heroine and several helpings of tea and sweets, The Body Under the Piano is the clever debut of a new series for middle-grade readers and Christie and Poirot fans everywhere, from a Governor General's Award-nominated author of historical fiction for children.

About Marthe Jocelyn:

Marthe Jocelyn is the award-winning author and illustrator of over twenty books for children of all ages. Her most recent picture book for Tundra (which she also illustrated), Sam Sorts (2017), was honored by the United States Board on Books for Youth as an Outstanding International Book. Her picture book Hannah's Collections was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, and her novel Mable Riley won the inaugural TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. Marthe is also the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work.

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