Sweet Cherry to publish a series of 1920s-themed children’s mysteries

Sweet Cherry has acquired worldwide rights to publish Edinburgh-uni alumna Pip Murphy’s Christie and Agatha’s Detective Agency in all languages.

The series is set in the 1920s and follows the adventures of the title characters, twins sisters with inquisitive minds that lead them to solve mysteries (right).

Sweet Cherry’s Managing Editor Cecilia Bennett, said: “The 1920s is often seen as the golden age of crime fiction and it’s such an interesting time period! Not only does it have a mix of invention, technological progress and nostalgic things like steam trains, but it was also a decade in which women gained a lot of rights. It’s great to be able to explore this world through our two inquisitive heroines.” The stories, illustrated by Italian illustrator Roberta Tedeschi, fictionalise real-life discoveries and events to introduce young readers aged 7+ to famous historical figures.

The first three titles in the series explore Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin, Henry Alexander Jr’s descent up Ben Nevis and Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb. Pip Murphy, author of the series, said: “I’m thankful to the wonderful Sweet Cherry team for turning my dream to be a writer into a reality. I can’t wait for my readers to travel back in time with me and join tomboy Christie and timid Agatha as they solve a mystery that really takes the sandwich!”

The first book in the series, A Discovery Disappears, will be published in September 2021.

For more information please contact:
Divia Kainth – Marketing and Publicity Executive

Sweet Cherry is an independently owned children’s book publisher based in Leicester. We believe that all children should have access to great stories and aim to make reading fun for ages 0-14.