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Anne Cassidy - Author

About the Author

Anne Cassidy lives in Essex. She was a teacher for twenty years. Her first book was published in 1991 and she has published over twenty teen novels. She is the author of Looking for JJ, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award 2004 and the Carnegie Medal 2005 and was winner of the 2004 Booktrust Teenage Book Award. The Murder Notebooks series is Anne Cassidy's first publication with Bloomsbury. https://www.annecassidy.com/

Featured books by Anne Cassidy

Butterfly Grave

Butterfly Grave

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Joshua's uncle has survived a near fatal accident and Rose and Joshua drive to Newcastle to visit him, along with their friend Skeggsie. Joshua is convinced they are being followed. Can it be true, or is it just his paranoia? Rose and Joshua do not know who to trust - even Joshua's uncle has a dark past, touched by murder. And then the precious murder notebooks are stolen and it is Skeggsie who pays the price for Rose and Joshua's so-called meddling. Somebody out there really does not want Rose and Joshua to find their parents. But who? And why? A taut and pacy thriller, perfect for teens.

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Sammy and the Starman

Sammy and the Starman

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

When Sammy finds a tiny space rocket in the park, he quite naturally assumes it's a toy. Then he meets the spaceman who owns it - a postman! Can Sammy help him get home? A fun, heart-warming story perfect for young readers. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

Killing Rachel The Murder Notebooks

Killing Rachel The Murder Notebooks

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2013

Rose's mother and Joshua's father have disappeared. Police inquiries have gone nowhere and the case, it seems, is closed: Rose and Joshua have been told that the police believe their parents are dead. But Rose and Joshua still hold out hope that they are alive. Joshua is determined to follow up his own inquiries, which includes working out the meaning of the cryptic notebooks - the murder notebooks - they have discovered. Then Rose is distracted by odd, desperate messages she receives from Rachel, a former best friend from her school, followed by the terrible news that Rachel is dead. But perhaps Rachel's death will provide one more piece of the puzzle about what has happened to Rose and Joshua's parents . . . A taut and pacy thriller in The Murder Notebooks series, from an acclaimed writer for teens.

Witness

Witness

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2013

Dead Time The Murder Notebooks

Dead Time The Murder Notebooks

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2012

Rose and Joshua first met when Joshua and his dad came to live with Rose and her mum. Then their world turns upside down when their mother and father go out for dinner one evening and never return. With police inquiries going nowhere, Rose is dispatched to live with her chilly, unfriendly grandmother and Joshua is sent to live with his uncle. Then Joshua comes to London to study and Rose is witness to not one, but two murders. Why is this happening to Rose? Can it be anything to do with the investigations Joshua has been doing into the disappearance of their parents? A taut and pacy thriller that is the start of a stylish new series from an acclaimed writer for teens.

Die einzige Zeugin

Die einzige Zeugin

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2012

Der Junge winkte ihr zu, als stunde er oben auf einem Schiff und sie unten am Kai. Aber er war nicht auf einem Schiff, er war im Schlafzimmer ihrer Eltern. Einem Zimmer, das sie gut kannte. Vor zehn Jahren war sie in diesem Zimmer gestorben und wieder ins Leben zuruckgekommen.Als die 17-jahrige Lauren zuruckkehrt zu dem Haus, in dem sie als Kind Zeugin eines schrecklichen Verbrechens wurde, kommen plotzlich die Erinnerungen wieder. Unangenehme Bilder drangen sich in ihr Bewusstsein, und sie muss sich schlielich die Frage stellen, ob die Dinge damals wirklich so waren, wie sie immer geglaubt hatte ...Ein spannender Psycho-Thriller, den man nicht mehr aus der Hand legen kann

Heart Burn

Heart Burn

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Years ago, local bad boy, Tyler Harrington did a favour for Ashley. Now Tyler has been beaten-up and hospitalized and he's calling that favour in. She must hide an envelope for him, but under no circumstances is she to look inside. Then Tyler is abducted and Ashley is in mortal danger.

Guilt Trip

Guilt Trip

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2010

Ali's life is falling apart. She's drifting away from her boyfriend and her best mate. She's got a crush on someone else's boyfriend - but more than that, she's bored. So when she and her friends save Daniel from a suicide attempt, she welcomes the diversion of befriending him. Until a row one night leads to his accidental death. Now Ali and her group have a decision to make: stay quiet or face the consequences. And one of them has decided that it's time to speak up...

The Dead House

The Dead House

Author: Anne Cassidy, Dawn Kurtagich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2009

Highly Commended by the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2010. Lauren and her aunt and uncle are returning to London after years living away in Cornwall. For Lauren it is a return to the sight of a terrible family tragedy and a house full of ghosts. When she was six years old her mum and little sister were murdered in their home ... and Lauren's dad was put in prison for the crime. Now she is living a stone's throw from her old house, and despite her trepidation, Lauren is curious to know who lives there now, and how the house will make her feel. When she becomes friendly with Nathan, the son of the new owners, she finds herself back at the scene of so many nightmares...of memories, but also of things forgotten. Lauren blocked out a lot of that fateful day, but now that she's older, things are coming back to her...things that could mean her dad is innocent, not guilty of murder. After all these years of hating him Lauren now faces the prospect of loving her dad once again. But is it that easy?

Wizard Woof

Wizard Woof

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2009

The kings dog is very upset. Wizzle tries lots of spells to cheer him up but nothing works! Luckily, Wanda knows just what to do.

Just Jealous

Just Jealous

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2009

Elise has a crush. She's been infatuated with her best friend, Carl, for as long as she can remember. When he starts dating an American girl who's just arrived at their school, Elise thinks it will just be a short fling. When she realizes it's not, she decides she needs to take matters into her own hands...

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2008

A child has been stolen...Jade Henderson is missing, taken from her cot. Stella Parfitt watches the police investigation unfold, and begins to ask her own questions. Where was her mother that night? The woods hold a dark secret...

Hidden Child

Hidden Child

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2007

Thief. Liar. Fake! Lou and her mum Anna are best friends. It's always just been the two of them, so Lou doesn't mind that Anna steals things - well not much, anyway. But what if Anna is a liar as well as a thief? What if she's a real fake?

Careless

Careless

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2007

As Chloe Cozens mourns the death of her mother, Lesley, teenage 'delinquent' Nicky Nelson experiences quite a different emotion towards her, his social worker, the one person he thought he could rely on when everyone else had let him down. When Nicky begins hanging around Chloe's house with a mixture of curiosity and anger that she has had a happy life compared with his, he is prepared to hate her, but instead the two of them form a strange kind of bond. Chloe finds herself wanting to help Nicky find his real mother, the one who abandoned him at birth. Ironically, the clues she pieces together about what happened lead her back to her mother's home town, and to her childhood friend, Sonia, who is keeping a painful secret of her own. Chloe finds comfort in helping Nicky, a boy who is almost like a brother in that her own mother looked out for him for so long, and Nicky discovers that sometimes you have to trust in people in order to move on and build a life...

The Bone Room

The Bone Room

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2007

The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life

Author: Anne Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2007

This is a gripping thriller from the award-winning author of Looking For JJ . It's life or death: his or yours. Tonight, Kenny is looking for Tommy Fortune. If he finds him, Tommy will be silenced, perhaps for ever. Kenny's not a bad guy. So where did it all go wrong? This is going to be the longest night of Kenny's life. A powerful novel by the author of Looking For JJ - Guardian . An excellent film noir of the darkest hue - Nicholas Tucker, Independent . A rattling read - Daily Telegraph .

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