The Thief Knot
By Kate Milford
Marzana and Nialla are best friends who live in the Liberty of Gammerbund, just outside of Nagspeake. Although the Liberty is a known haven for former smugglers, including Marzana’s mother, the girls feel that nothing exciting ever happens and they are dying for an adventure!
When Marzana learns that a girl called Peony Hyde has been kidnapped, she and Nialla decide that they are going to crack the case. But first they need a crew. They begin to confide in other kids who may be able to help: Emilia knows her way around all the secret passages in and out of their school, J.J. is a magician, and Ciro is a camofleur. They are even able to recruit Meddy of Greenglass House fame. They call themselves The Thief Knot.
The kids are all sworn to secrecy but determined to find the missing girl. Shy Marzana becomes the leader of The Thief Knot and thrives in that role. But as danger creeps closer and closer, Marzana wonders if she can really lead a bunch of kids through this dangerous but thrilling mystery.
The Thief Knot is part of the Greenglass Houseseries. If you love mysteries and adventure, with a little twist of magic, this series is highly recommended!