A Clue for Clara

Author(s): Lian Tanner

Mystery and Detective Stories | New Books | Staff Picks - Helen

'GREETINGS. AM LOOKING FOR A MAJOR CRIME TO SOLVE. PLEASE INFORM ME OF ANY RECENT MURDERS, KIDNAPPINGS OR JEWEL HEISTS IN THIS AREA.'


Clara wants to be a famous detective with her own TV show. She can read claw marks, find missing feathers and knows morse code and semaphore.


There's just one problem. She's a small scruffy chook, and no one takes her seriously.


But when she teams up with Olive, the daughter of the local policeman, they might just be able to solve the crimes that have been troubling the town of Little Dismal.


A puzzling and hilarious mystery from bestselling author, Lian Tanner.

Kathleen's review - This is SO funny! The author gets it just right - the highly intelligent chicken who can understand everything that humans say, can text, and can do Morse Code and Semaphore, yet has a very definite chicken-view on the world. She's smart, she's determined, and she learns to be brave.

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Can a scruffy chicken crack a crime? Perhaps, if she's a genius like Clara. An egg-cellent novel about a small chook and a big crime by the highly-acclaimed author of Ella and the Ocean

Lian Tanner has worked as a teacher, a tourist bus driver, a freelance journalist, a juggler, an editor and a professional actor. She has been dynamited while scuba diving and arrested while busking. She once spent a week in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, searching for a Japanese soldier left over from the Second World War. It took her a while to realise that all this was preparation for becoming a writer. Nowadays Lian lives by the sea in southern Tasmania with a handsome tomcat called Harry-le-beau, and a bountiful garden.

General Fields

  • : 9781760877699
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • : January 2020
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.8'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lian Tanner
  • : 320
  • : 823.4
  • : English
  • : Aug-20
  • : Paperback