The Muddlemoor Mysteries: Peril at the Bake Off

Illustrator: Marta Kissi

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

Book 1 of The Muddlemoor Mysteries Series

Age 7+

Humorous Stories

It is the summer holiday and Joe Robinson and his cousins are staying with their granny in Muddlemoor village. The problem is . . . Muddlemoor is a hotspot for crime.

When Granny’s precious cake recipe goes missing days before the Great Village Bake Off, Joe, Tom and Pip are FLABBERGASTED. They KNOW that one of the neighbours has stolen it but the question is, WHO?


Ruth Quayle used to work as a journalist and copywriter, and was inspired to write books for children by the funny things her own kids said. Ruth lives in London with her family and when she’s not writing, you’ll find her stepping on bits of lego, burning fish fingers and trying to convince the children that there really isn’t room for a dog. Marta Kissi is a London based illustrator originally from Warsaw. She studied BA Illustration & Animation at Kingston University and MA Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. Her favourite part of being an illustrator is bringing stories to life by designing charming characters and the wonderful worlds they live in. She shares a studio in London with her boyfriend and their pet plant Trevor.


Forget Midsomer, Muddlemoor Village is a proper crime hotspot… The hunt for the missing recipe unfolds wonderfully and there’s a twist at the end that Agatha Christie would be proud of. Marta Kissi’s illustrations are really lovely too


A really fun mystery for younger readers that shows how much trouble children can get themselves into when their imaginations run wild… an entertaining start to what I believe is a new series that I’m sure will be popular in libraries


I devoured this story quickly with my mouth drooling over the thoughts of a giant chocolate cake! A delightful story with an intriguing mystery at its core, excellent characters and funny moments to enjoy!

Ruth Qualye is such a fun and playful author who consistently manages to capture with tenderness that utter innocence of childhood… a perfect light-hearted and lovingly crafted novel’

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Full of fun and adventure, this is an exciting mystery that children will love being a part of! Quayle has written a humorous tale perfect for children 7+

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