Dotty Detective and The Midnight Mystery

Dotty Detective and The Midnight Mystery

published today!

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Decorated with shiny silver dots, like little moons!

In this third book in the Dotty Detective series, best pals Dot and Beans are on a school trip to Adventure Camp. There are zip wires and moonlight walks and marshmallows to toast by the campfire… but OH NO there are mysterious, mischievous goings-on in pursuit of the much-coveted Ace Adventurers Prize. Its a case for the Join the Dots Detectives!
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Dotty Detective day four

Dotty Detective day four


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Are you a compulsive doodler?

I don’t mean the kind of informal drawing that artists sometimes call doodles. That’s lightweight.

I mean the almost unconscious wiggles, swirls and dots on the back of an envelope while you’re on the phone;
filling in alternate squares on grid paper to make a checky tiled effect.
(I HUGELY recommend graph paper, or old fashioned school exercise books)




I think it oddly combines letting your mind drift, and helping it to concentrate.

Dot’s a doodler. I have found it the easiest thing in the world to share this trait with my invented character.

I wonder what our doodles reveal about us, though – our personalities, our subconscious. I’ve shown you ours – will you show us yours?
I’lll psychoanalyse them for free!



Dotty Detective day three

Dotty Detective day three

introducing Beans and McClusky

Meet Dot’s best pal Beans and TOP DOG McClusky, fellow members of the Join The Dots Detectives.

This is the contents of Beans’ shoebox of treasures.


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The least said about his PE prowess the better, but Beans is funny, loyal and brilliantly inventive. His homemade periscope is very cool indeed, an essential gadget in their detecting kit.

And then there’s McClusky, Dot’s dog. He’s a rough-coated terrier with a great liking for big sticks and pink wafers.

Many a mystery would be a hopeless case without him sniffing out the vital clues.

He has many other skills, too…


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Tomorrow, a very serious and intellectual analysis of DOODLING…