There's a wonderful review by Lee Finkelstein of The Case of the Diamond Shadow in November's issue of Reading Time, the journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia. Here's an extract:
'Sophie Masson has a captivating writing style. She is able to prolong the suspense while completely capturing the period and atmosphere of her story. The cover illustration immediately holds the reader's attention, promising a great yarn. Each scene is written with an eye to detail and a firm tongue in cheek. Subtle humour pervades the tale though it in no way impedes the momentum of the story. It's a great tale, full of action and an Agatha Christie style of intrigue, glamour and twisting plots that will keep the reader guessing right until the end. Highly reccomended for school and public libraries. "
Sunday, November 2, 2008
On my You Tube channel, I've just put up a little trailer for my forthcoming novel for older readers, a historical mystery called The Madman of Venice. the book will be published by Hodder Children's Books UK in both Britain and Australia in April 2009, and in news just to hand, has also just sold to Random House USA!
The trailer is at www.youtube.com/sophievmasson
You can read a bit more about the book at my googlepages site, http://sophievmasson.googlepages.com/ Click on 'Shakespearean series, vol 4.'