Publication Date: 14/09/2023 ISBN: 9780702315633 Category:

The Case of the Chaos Monster: an Elemental Detectives Adventure

Patrice Lawrence

Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 14/09/2023 ISBN: 9780702315633 Category:
Paperback / Softback


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A stunningly imagined, action-packed fantasy adventure
for fans of Nevermoor, Neverwhere and Mortal
Engines, from bestselling and award-winning author Patrice
“A beautifully written book, bristling with magic, set
in an ancient London filled with dragons, ghosts, water spirits,
and a mysterious, creeping sleeping-sickness that must be fought
by the brave young heroes. I loved it.” Cressida Cowell,
Children’s Laureate & author of How to Train Your

Step into a London lit up by the Elemental spirits:
the fiery Dragons, the airy Fumis, the watery Chads and the
earthbound Magogs.

Marisee and Robert – the Elemental Detectives – are back
to solve another mystery on the streets of eighteenth century London.
An orchestra explodes in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and suddenly
the music of London disappears… and a terrifying monster
stirs off the Greenwich peninsular, threatening to trample
London underfoot. The detectives must track down the thief behind
the music’s disappearance – via the Whispering Gallery of St
Paul’s Cathedral, a Windmill-with-teeth on the Isle of Dogs and
the dark streets of Soho… where a shadowy villain and his mechanical
animal spies live.

Big, bold, future classic storytelling for a new generation.

A London where magic sparks just beneath the surface – this book
is set to ignite young imaginations.

The second book in a major new series.


“I loved reading about a re-imagining of London with so much invention
and energy. The world-building is well…out of this world.
Patrice Lawrence is amongst the greatest voices for young people
writing today. I’m honoured to be a peer of hers.” –
Alex Wheatle, author of Cane Warriors

“BRILLIANT… history and fantasy woven magnificently into a thrilling,
magical adventure” – Sophie Anderson, author of
The House with the Chicken Legs

“A fantastic adventure, packed with rich world building and stunning
elemental magic.” – Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart

“Wow – The Elemental Detectives is a cracking fantasy. Clever,
inventive, and pacy, with wonderfully drawn characters and a breathless
plot. I want to read more!” – Bali Rai, author of
Mohinder’s War

“The Elemental Detectives is a rip roaring magical adventure…
Patrice Lawrence has done a marvellous job of building an imaginative
and creative mythology which lurks just under the city streets.”
Catherine Johnson, author of Freedom

“The Elemental Detectives is a richly imagined, inventive and
immersive fantasy adventure.” – L. Norry,
author of Son of the Circus

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