Montgomery Bonbon: Mystery at the Manor

Illustrator: Claire Powell

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Book 3 of Montgomery Bonbon Series

Age 9+

Crime & Mystery Fiction Humorous Stories

"Brilliant, hilarious shenanigans, and lots of them. Montgomery Bonbon is on the case in their most bonkers adventure yet." Thomas Taylor

Bonnie Montgomery (as her case-cracking alter-ego Montgomery Bonbon) has been invited to Adderstone Manor by Fergus Croke, whose prized diamond has gone missing. Croke is a retired master thief who suspects one of his four protégés of the dirty deed – but when everyone is a crook, how does even the great Bonbon know where to begin?

The plot thickens faster than a good roux when the only unsuspicious member of the household, Croke’s loyal butler, is found dead in the grounds – and it’s not long before Bonbon uncovers hidden identities, motives a-many, and a rather surprising hedge maze full of monkeys. Can Bonbon, Dana and Grampa Banks uncover the missing gem and catch the thief and killer – and are they one and the same?


Alasdair Beckett-King is a multi-award-winning comedian and writer. He studied at the London Film School, and since then he has performed critically lauded solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, written for BBC radio, appeared on comedy panel shows such as Mock the Week, co-written an award-winning video game and created numerous viral sketches for social media, including an interactive whodunit.

Claire Powell is a bestselling children’s book maker, character designer and illustrator who started out designing for television brands before working in books. Claire’s collaborations with Kes Gray and Simon Farnaby – The Night Before The Night Before Christmas; The Night after Christmas; The Wizard and Me – all topped the charts to become bestsellers.

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