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Ellie Marney
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Every Breath

Ellie Marney


Allen & Unwin

Children's & Educational;
Crime & mystery fiction (Children's&YA)


352 pages

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Rachel Watts is living in a tiny house in a Melbourne suburb, her parents and older brother working all the hours they can to keep a roof above their heads. None of them want to be there, but the banks foreclosed on the family property and they are reduced to near penury.

Rachel resents the loss of her wide-open country life, but there is one consolation - her friendship with charismatic neighbour and near-genius James Mycroft. He attends the same school (when he hasn't been suspended - a regular occurrence) and there are hints about a troubling past. His abiding passion is forensic science, and he runs a website dedicated to criminal forensics. When they find a friend of theirs, a homeless man, dead near Melbourne Zoo, they begin their own investigation. A page-turner for older teen readers! Lindy

By:   Ellie Marney
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 138mm, 
ISBN:   9781743316429
ISBN 10:   1743316429
Series:   Every Breath
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   August 2013
Recommended Age:   From 13
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ellie Marney was born in Brisbane, and has lived in Indonesia, Singapore and India. Now she writes, teaches, talks about kid's literature at libraries and schools, and gardens when she can, while living in a country idyll (actually a very messy wooden house on ten acres with a dog and lots of chickens) near Castlemaine, in north-central Victoria. Her partner and four sons still love her, even though she often forgets things and lets the housework go. Ellie's short stories for adults have won awards and been published in various anthologies. Every Breath is her first novel for young adults.

'I loved this book. It's quirky and real, fast-paced and full of great characters. Mycroft and Watts are smart, sexy, flawed detectives. The tension between them is electric. I was hooked from the first page.' - Cath Crowley, author of Graffiti Moon

  • Commended for ALIA Top Ten Most-Borrowed YA Books 2015 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Gold Inky 2014 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Inky Awards 2014 (Australia)
  • Short-listed for Ned Kelly Awards 2014 (Australia)
  • Shortlisted for Inky Awards: Gold Inky 2014.
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