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Gracie Fairshaw and the Trouble at the Tower (GF#2)

A seaside mystery set in Blackpool, Christmas, 1935.

The stage is set for a thrilling mystery!
Gracie Fairshaw is delighted to get a sneak preview of the Children's Ballet Christmas spectacular. But when the curtain rises, things go horribly wrong for the young dancers.
Accidents, pranks and a poison pen letter make Gracie wonder if someone is trying to spoil the show.

Can Gracie and her friends stop the saboteur before their final act?



LONGLISTED FOR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S YOUNG QUILLS AWARD 2022.

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"I absolutely devoured Gracie Fairshaw and the Trouble at the Tower, such a compelling read I couldn't put it down. A thrilling Christmas mystery featuring a brilliant cast of characters & a fabulous Northern setting. Wonderfully atmospheric, it captures 1930s Blackpool brilliantly. Susan stimulates all of the readers senses, transporting us to a different place and time magnificently. Just the right amount of intrigue & peril to keep readers turning the pages with a truly spectacular and dramatic ending. Loved it!" Jo Clarke @bookloverJo


"What an atmospheric read! The thing I love most about Susan Brownrigg's historical fiction is the rich, layered world-building that can only be the result of meticulous research. I fell in love all over again with the Blackpool of yesteryear, and I loved learning about the Tower in the 1930s while engrossed in a compelling mystery. The book returns to Gracie Fairshaw of the Majestic, a guesthouse in the seaside town. However, in this novel, the backdrop for the action is Blackpool Tower's popular children's ballet, with a side serving of a contemporary toyshop and the newspaper offices of the Blackpool Gazette, all utterly compelling settings for me. Just as an aside, Brownrigg writes food really well - I felt I was there, the sea tang mingling with the waft of fish and chips and mince pies, with the distant rattling of the heritage trams. Fantastic, and highly recommended for its twists and turns!" Barbara Henderson @scattyscribbler.