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The Five Clues

Don't Doubt The Rainbow 1

Anthony Kessel



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Crown House Publishing
02 August 2021
The first book in the series, The Five Clues, is a real-time murder-mystery thriller and family drama, combining an exciting race against time with a heart-rending story about a teenager learning to live with the loss of a beloved parent.

Walking back from her mother's grave, 13-year-old schoolgirl Edie Marble finds a note in a pocket of the sheepskin coat that she hasn't worn since the day, a year earlier, when she received the awful news of her mother's death. The note is from her mother, who had been looking into a corporate human rights violation and had become fearful for her life after receiving death threats. She trusts only Edie - because of their special bond and Edie's intelligence - and has laid a trail of clues for Edie to find that will help her to shed light on the violation and uncover the mystery around her death.

Through her wit and determination, Edie steadily gathers evidence and negotiates the dramatic twists and turns of the story by collaborating with her friends and family to gradually unearth a sinister attempt by a pharmaceutical company to conceal their illegal development of a lethal virus.

As Edie's investigations progress she is introduced, in parallel, to the Three Principles, which help her conquer various psychological stresses and support her in coming to terms with her grief.

Reading age 11+
By:   Anthony Kessel
Imprint:   Crown House Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   293g
ISBN:   9781785835551
ISBN 10:   1785835556
Series:   Don't Doubt the Rainbow
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   02 August 2021
Audience:   Young adult ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Preschool (0-5) ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Professor Anthony Kessel is a public health physician, academic and author. Since 2019 Anthony has been working in a national role as Clinical Director (National Clinical Policy) at NHS England and NHS Improvement. Anthony is an international authority on public health, a Trustee director of BookTrust, and also advises other charities on global health and mental health. Anthony has trained as an executive coach and writes a personal column - 'Global Health Experience' ( - exploring his leadership work through a lens of psychological well-being.

Reviews for The Five Clues (Don't Doubt The Rainbow 1)

The Five Clues is a brilliant book which covers topics such as truth, integrity, commercial greed and exploitation in an easy-to-understand way for young people.I really enjoyed the story, reading it in one day, and will be recommending it to the pupils in my school.Wendy Flood I enjoyed this book. It is well written with good character development, relatable characters and relatable moments that dealt with very raw emotions in a beautiful way. I read it quickly and could not put the book down. I would definitely recommend it.Kirsty Lock Brilliantly written and unputdownable, The Five Clues is a great read which illustrates the virtue of resilience and the psychological teachings of the Three Principles through a gripping story.Set against a backdrop of adversity and anxieties, Edie Marble navigates her way through a complex world. She faces up to challenges with an ineffable quality - and, rather than letting the situation overcome her, she finds ways to rise up and better herself.I loved the story, characters and concepts, and I know that my 13-year-old son will love Edie's strong character and dedication to a cause. I can't wait for the next book in the series.Sammy Margo The Five Clues is a compelling, page-turning mystery centred around Edie Marble's pursuit of the truth behind the death of her mother.In uncovering the secrets and lies surrounding her mother's death, Edie exposes the corrupt underbelly of society and discovers the deep mysteries of her own grieving mind.Written with professional insight into well-being and the mental health impacts of grief, this is a murder mystery to open hearts and minds.Brimming with emotional intelligence and determination to fight injustice, Edie Marble is the lie-busting heroine we need now more than ever!Sita Brahmachari This teen mystery is full of adventure and action. I love how the story evolves around the five different clues and how Edie and the people around her gradually work together to solve the mystery. The story keeps you guessing and I couldn't put it down at all. I cannot wait for book 2!Sissi Reads

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