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Susan Green Susan Green i(A78088 works by)
Born: Established: 1958 ;
Gender: Female
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Susan Green lives in the historic gold rush town of Castlemaine in Central Victoria. She has been a teacher, radio producer, youth worker, cook and bookseller.

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Verity Sparks and the Scarlet Hand 2015 single work children's fiction children's mystery fantasy

'Castlemaine, 1880. Verity is on holiday with Papa and her friends, but the fun soon comes to an end. A terrible crime has been committed. When Verity tries to investigate, her gift creates more mysteries than it solves. Why was a red glove left at the crime scene? Who is the ghostly woman following Verity? Is she connected to the kidnapping? Terrible secrets are being revealed. With her friends in danger, Verity needs all her courage and skill to solve the crime. But is that enough?' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
Verity Sparks, Lost and Found 2013 single work children's fiction children's fantasy mystery

'Melbourne. 1879. Verity Sparks has found her father. But she has lost her gift - the ability to find lost things. Papa Savinov, eager for Verity to become a proper lady, sends her to the exclusive boarding school Hilltop House. But Verity is more interested in solving the case of the missing Ecclethorpe heiress. As the investigation deepens, danger and intrigue grow closer. Will Verity's gift return before it s too late?' (Publisher's burb)

2014 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Children's Book
The Truth about Verity Sparks 2011 single work children's fiction children's adventure detective mystery mystery fantasy 'Verity Sparks is good at finding lost things, but will she be able to uncover the truth about her own past?

'Verity Sparks is a thirteen-year-old orphan working as a milliner in Victorian London. But Verity is no ordinary girl - she has an almost perfect memory and possesses the talent of Teleagtivism. She can easily find things that are lost! When Verity is wrongly accused of theft and dismissed from her job, she goes to live with the Plushes - a slightly Bohemian family who run a Confidential Inquiry Agency. Verity helps them solve cases and slowly becomes one of the family.

'But patches of the truth about her past begin to surface, along with the special talent that Professor Plush is helping her explore. Who were her real parents? Is she the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter? Who is sending poison pen letters about Verity to the Plushes? Who doesn't want them to learn the truth about Verity Sparks?

'An adventure/mystery with a dash of the supernatural thrown in; The Truth About Verity Sparks is packed with chases through the dark alleys of London, séances in high-class dining rooms, pet pythons named Anthony and Cleopatra, murdered opera singers and much, much more.' (From the publisher's website.)
2012 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
2012 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
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