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About the book
  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890742
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $17.99

Friday Barnes 2: Under Suspicion




Who knew boarding school could be this perilous!

When Friday Barnes cracked the case of Highcrest Academy’s mysterious swamp-yeti, the last thing she expected was to be placed under arrest. Now with the law on her back and Ian Wainscott in her face, Friday is not so sure boarding school was the smartest choice. From a missing or not-so-missing calculator to the appearance of strange holes in the school field, she is up to her pork-pie hat in crimes – and she swears not all of them are hers. There’s also new boy Christopher, who has taken quite a shine to Friday, to contend with.

Can Friday navigate the dangerous grounds of Highcrest Academy and decipher a decades-old mystery without getting caught in an unexpected love triangle?

  • Pub date: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890742
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

R.A. Spratt

R.A. Spratt is the author of The Peski Kids, Friday Barnes and The Adventures of Nanny Piggins. In her previous life she was a television writer. Unlike the Peski kids, R.A. Spratt never fights with her brother, but only because he moved to Hong Kong to get away from her. R.A. lives in Bowral, NSW, where she has three chickens, two goldfish and a dog. She also has a husband and two daughters.

For more information, visit raspratt.com

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Praise for Friday Barnes 2: Under Suspicion

“A worthy addition to the collection for girls on the brink of starting their own secondary school adventure.”

Barbara Braxton, Read Plus

“Spratt never shies away from using occasional highbrow language and concepts; instead, she flatters the reading prowess of her tween / teen audience and rewards them with intelligent character driven dialogue and seriously funny storylines.”

Dimity Powell, Boomerang Books

“I really enjoy Spratt’s humour, and kids will too, especially the scathing but recognizable portraits of teachers, parents and pupils at Highcrest Academy!”

Susan Stephenson, The Book Chook


Awards & Recognition

  • Sisters in Crime Davitt Award

    Winner • 2016 • Best Children's Crime Novel

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Shortlisted • 2016 • Book of the Year for Older Children


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