Theodora Hendrix and the Curious Case of the Cursed Beetle

Illustrator: Chris Jevons

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Book 2 of Theodora Hendrix Series

Age 9+

Chillers, Humorous Stories Fantasy & Magical Realism Horror & Ghost Stories

If you think monsters don't exist, just ask Theodora Hendrix. The second in a brilliantly funny new series, perfect for fans of Amelia Fang.

After facing down an evil hag, a thieving skele-crow and an army of the undead, ten-year-old Theodora Hendrix is certain she can handle anything – that is, until she meets the unpleasant Inspector Shelley and her even more unpleasant pet rat. Shelley and Ratsputin have come to spy on the MLM, and are determined to make trouble at every turn. Then Theodora makes a discovery of her own: a cursed beetle. She needs to destroy it without attracting the attention of the inspector – and fast. The stakes couldn’t be higher: if Theodora fails, her beloved monster family will rot in the dankest, darkest prisons of Transylvania…


Jordan Kopy is a born and raised New Yorker who now lives in London with her husband and poorly behaved (but lovable) cat. A financial services professional by day (no idea how that happened), Jordan spends her nights with ghouls, witches and the occasional evil hag.

Chris Jevons loved drawing from an early age, inspired by Saturday morning cartoons and Disney animated features. After studying art, design and animation at university, Chris worked as graphic designer and a 2D animator before pursuing a career in children’s publishing. Chris illustrates picture books and fiction for a variety of publishers and lives and works in Harrogate.


This is a really fun adventure mystery book with fantastic supernatural characters. I happily read it aloud and I think it would suit anyone from around 8, or younger if they are being read to. I cannot wait for more adventures with Theodora.

Reviewer (age 10) Books Up North

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