A former journalist, Janine Beacham has written all her life. She has always loved fairy tales and fantasy, and as a child would make up games for her friends to play at school. Janine once entered a competition where the prize was a real-life butler - which partly inspired the secret society of butlers in the Rose Raventhorpe Investigates series. Janine lives in Western Australia with her family.
This is a funny, page turner of a book... * Making Them Readers * This is an unputdownable, exciting first book in a new series: Rose Raventhope Investigates, full of surprises and seeped in Victorian atmosphere with interesting, well-rounded characters. It will keep you guessing to the very end. -- Debbie Williams * Primary Times * This stunning debut by Australian author Janine Beacham is definitely one for the curious, who love stories that are a little dark and a little different * Read it Daddy * ...for me, the stand-out element is the amount of humour in the story - caricatures abound from the butlers and their gloves, to Emily, Rose's friend in mourning. A historical giggle with darkness and magic. * Minerva Reads * Fun to read, this is a sprightly told tale of murder and trickery with a twisty plot and a cast of unlikely characters led by the smart and determined Rose Raventhorpe. -- Julia Eccleshare * Love Reading 4 Kids - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month * Grave robbers, magicians and ancient feline guardians will keep young readers gripped. * South Wales Evening Post *