Hi! I'm Susan Brownrigg.

I write historical adventures for children aged 8 to 12.

I am the author of Gracie Fairshaw and the Mysterious Guest, a mystery adventure set in Blackpool, 1935.

Strange things are afoot at The Majestic... Check yourself in for a mystery beside the seaside.

Gracie Fairshaw and her family have moved into The Majestic, a Blackpool boarding house, when her Ma mysteriously vanishes.

Gracie teams up with her younger brother George, siblings Violet and Tom, and maid Phyllis. They must work out why one of the guests - a conman conjurer - has made Ma disappear.

Can they get her safely home as the clock ticks down to the 1935 Illuminations Switch-On?


My new children's book, Kintana and the Captain's Curse, is a treasure hunt adventure set in Madagascar during the 'Golden Age' of Piracy.

It will be published on Thursday 1st July 2021.

Kintana has grown up listening to stories of life at sea from her pa, an ex-pirate turned pet shop owner. So when a tall ship - The Nine Sails - berths at Pirate Island she eagerly joins the motley crew as a cabin boy - even though her main duty will be to look after the pirate's pets.But someone on board is determined to disrupt the voyage, could the dreaded captain's curse be to blame? Or it it the lure of buried treasure that will draw the ship back to her island home?One thing is for sure, Kintana is about to discover that sometimes adventure is found closer to home.

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