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y separately published work icon Max Remy, Super Spy series - author   children's fiction   children's   adventure  
Alternative title: Spy Force
Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Max Remy, Super Spy
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  • Published in the United States under the series title Spy Force.

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y separately published work icon In Search of the Time and Space Machine Deborah Abela , Milsons Point : Random House , 2002 Z956084 2002 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'As Max and Linden were being lowered into a giant vat of green jelly, Max wondered whether her life would have been better if she'd never heard of the stupid Time and Space Machine. She had always wanted to be a Superspy but now that she was in the middle of a dangerous mission and was about to be turned into a giant dessert, she wasn't sure this was the life for her. ' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Spyforce Revealed Deborah Abela , Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 2002 Z992088 2002 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Discover a top-secret world of Matter Transporters, Invisible Jets and Spyforce in the first two books about Australia's favourite superspy!

'The Easter holidays are coming up and Max can't wait to go back to the farm to see Ben, Eleanor, Francis and Linden and escape a life she is convinced is more cursed than anyone she knows. She is even more excited to receive an invitation to attend a meeting at Spyforce HQ in London and Max and Linden board one of Spyforce's invisible super fast jets to make the trip.

'On reaching Spyforce headquarters they meet an extremely interesting collection of characters. But nothing shocks Max and Linden more than finding out that Alex Crane is real! Mr Blue is once again up to no good. Spyforce have come across information that Blue has invented a concoction that, when eaten, controls minds.

'Max and Linden, along with Ella and Alex and the team at Spyforce, must once again foil the evil work of Mr Blue before he creates an army of kids under his control. ' (Publication summary)

3
y separately published work icon The Nightmare Vortex Deborah Abela , Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 2003 Z1143498 2003 single work children's fiction children's adventure 'On the outside Max Remy may look like every other eleven-year-old, but don't be fooled. Now official members of Spy Force, Max and her best friend, Linden, are invited to the Annual Spy Awards, hidden on a secret island deep within a medieval fortress. But then the evil Mr. Blue intercepts Spy Force intelligence and discovers the location of the top-secret ceremony, and he plots to bring a dormant volcano to life. Max and Linden have only hours to save the spy agency — and the world. Are they up to the task?'
(Source: Good Reads website)
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y separately published work icon The Hollywood Mission Deborah Abela , Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 2003 Z1118413 2003 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Could this be Max Remy's most dangerous Spyforce mission yet?

'Life's a drag for Max Remy. Her mum is getting married to her sop of a boyfriend, Aiden. Her dad wants Max to visit him in Hollywood, but she's not allowed to fly there on her own. And her arch-enemy, Toby Jennings, is acting strangely at school.

'A weekend at Mindawarra with her friend Linden soon cheers her up, especially when she discovers that Ben, Eleanor and Francis have finished their improvements to the Time and Space Machine and are taking it to America. Now Max has someone to travel with! But Max soon discovers that Hollywood isn't all glitz and glamour. First Toby Jennings turns up unexpectedly to crash her holiday. Then Max can't seem to do anything right on the set of her father's latest blockbuster. And Spyforce uncovers a fiendish plot within the movie industry to program hidden secrets into Hollywood films bound for worldwide distribution.

'Can Max and Linden find Dr Biggus Fartie, the world-renowed encoding expert, before it's too late? Why does Max's father stop paying any attention to her? And what is the mysterious Raychik really up to in the editing suite?

'This may turn out to be Max Remy's most dangerous Spyforce mission yet ..' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon The Amazon Experiment Deborah Abela , Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 2004 Z1146934 2004 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Could this be Max Remy's most dangerous Spyforce mission yet?

'There's a new agent at Spyforce named Suave. He's good- looking, charming and does everything perfectly. Max Remy instantly dislikes him. Then a Spyforce agent falls ill with sleeping sickness, and the cause is traced to a parasite found only in the Triatoma bug of the Amazon jungle. Max has to put her personal dislikes on hold as Quimby equips Max, Linden and Suave for the mission to the Amazon. But before they can leave, Frond is kidnapped and a normally bumbling, office-bound Steinberger takes over the mission, desperate to save Spyforce and his not- so- secret love, Frond.

'Thus begins an insect-ridden, plane- crashing, piranha- eating, alligator- munching, tarantula- crawling adventure through the Amazon Jungle to rescue Frond, find the Triatoma bug and return to Spyforce to save the agents from a terrible and certain demise.' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Blue's Revenge Deborah Abela , Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 2004 Z1212773 2004 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Could this be Max Remy's most dangerous Spyforce mission yet?

'Blue is locked up in the world's most secure prison - but when has that ever stopped him from making his evil plans? After engineering a cunning escape, he kidnaps Max's mother, organises a series of attacks on Spyforce agents, then lures Chief Harrison into meeting him on a desolate Scottish hillside. Knowing their chief is in terrible danger, Max and Linden disobey orders and go on their own mission to find Max's mum and rescue Harrison - but can they survive Blue's goons, the Pulverising Cell and the deadly worlds of the Portal Room?

'There's no doubt that Blue's thirst for revenge will lead to someone's death. But with Blue, you can't always believe what you see …' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon The Venice Job Deborah Abela , Milsons Point : Random House , 2005 Z1212792 2005 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Could a trip to the world's most beautiful city be Max Remy's most dangerous mission yet?

'Venice is in danger. Someone is threatening to destroy the city - and they've already detonated one bomb. Max, Linden and Toby join forces with a young Italian spy, Luca Cavello, to track down the culprit. Max agrees to meet the blackmailer at the famous Rialto Bridge - but before she can identify them, she's pushed into the stormy canal waters. Are Max's rescuers as innocent as they seem? Why do the blackmailers know Spyforce's every move? Most importantly, can Max stop being clumsy in front of the good-looking Luca and complete the mission before Venice is lost forever?' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Mission in Malta Deborah Abela , Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 2006 Z1605306 2006 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Could a seemingly easy mission to look after a scientist and his bloodsucking leeches be Max's most dangerous mission yet?

'Members of an elite group of scientists are disappearing and Chief Harrison's close friend, Alfonzo Martina, is next. Max and Linden eagerly accept their mission to guard the world-famous professor - until Max finds out that Alfonzo's specialty is leeches. Not a fan of animals, especially small, slimy, bloodsucking ones, Max soon uncovers a wretched plan to ruin not only the professor but the entire world. Will Flea-Powered Trainers and Sherbet Liquefier be enough to save the two spies, the professor and his leeches from a slimy end? ' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon The French Code Deborah Abela , Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 2007 Z1410887 2007 single work children's fiction children's adventure 'When a leading archeologist disappears from the Louvre, the world's most famous museum, Spyforce agents Max, Linden and Toby are sent to France to mind his spoilt daughter. But Monsieur Marceau has left an encrypted message for his daughter, and the police aren't the only people interested in what Veronique knows. Who has kidnapped Marceau, and why? The three superspies soon discover that the answer involves mysterious codes, secret graveyard meetings, underground torture chambers in medieval castles, and the wonders of ancient Egypt. Will Max crack the puzzle before it's too late?' (Libraries Australia)
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y separately published work icon The Final Curtain Deborah Abela , Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 2008 Z1605317 2008 single work children's fiction children's adventure Spyforce Headquarters has been infiltrated! From beneath the floor of the VART, a small device, placed there during recent renovations, pulses a silent but deadly red glow. During an external spy training session in a forest not far from London, Max Remy is kidnapped. Her captor is the same person behind the planting of the device, an old enemy of the Force ... (Libraries Australia record)

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First known date: 2002

Works about this Work

Deborah Abela – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , December 2010;
Wizards, Vampires and Elbow Grease Susanne Gervay , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 20-22)
'Writing for children and young adults requires an ability to inspire wonder combined with deep reserves of patience, says Susanne Gervay.' ()
Writing Kids' Series: The Publishers, the Market, the Author Deborah Abela , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , June/July no. 185 2009; (p. 4-5)
Writing Kids' Series: The Publishers, the Market, the Author Deborah Abela , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , June/July no. 185 2009; (p. 4-5)
Wizards, Vampires and Elbow Grease Susanne Gervay , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 20-22)
'Writing for children and young adults requires an ability to inspire wonder combined with deep reserves of patience, says Susanne Gervay.' ()
Deborah Abela – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , December 2010;
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