By Carly Nugent, cover illustrated by Sophie Beer (Text Publishing)

The Peacock Detectives is a mystery novel revolving around themain character, Cassie. She tries to find her neighbours, two peacocks names William Shakespeare and Virginia. While searching for the peacocks, Cassie also finds herself investigating a puzzling mystery about her family.

Her mum gets a new job at a restaurant and moves to be closer to work. This leaves Cassie her sister Diana and her dad at home, where things start to go wrong.

I really didn’t want to finish this book as I was enjoying it so much. There were alot of ups and downs throughout the story, but I like the way it was resolved in the end. I would recommend it to readers aged 10+ who enjoy mystery novels.