This summer term, we are reading High-Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson.
About the book
In High Rise Mystery, Nik and Norva give Holmes and Watson a run for their money. The two sisters start an intense investigation after they discover the body of their community art teacher in the rubbish chute of their council estate block. Tensions heighten when their dad is arrested for the murder and it’s up to the duo to prove his innocence.
About the main characters
Sharna Jackson’s characterisations of Nik and Norva are well rounded and refreshing. The two sisters are quite different, not only in age and appearance but in personality. Nik describes herself as ‘The Nut’ due to her analytical and logical way of thinking. Norva, on the other hand, dubs herself ‘The Gut,’ as she relies on intuition and emotional problem-solving.
About Sharna Jackson
Sharna Jackson is the Artistic Director of Site Gallery, Sheffield and a board member of Sheffield Doc/Fest, Upswing Aerial Arts and New Writing North. She has previously worked as a creative producer with the Tate, BAFTA, The Design Museum, The Royal Collection Trust, Museum of Childhood, V&A, Science Museum, Penguin amongst others. An advocate for diverse representation across children’s media, she is a member of BAFTA’s Children’s and Learning and New Talent committees and the Children’s Media Conference advisory board. High Rise Mystery (Knights Of), is her debut novel, the first in a mould-breaking new crime series.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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