The Muddlemoor Mysteries: The Chicken Farm Fiasco

Illustrator: Marta Kissi

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

Book 3 of The Muddlemoor Mysteries Series

Age 9+

General Fiction

Granny's village is a hotspot for crime. Joe and his cousins have to concentrate even when they're watching telly. And the weird thing is, Granny never seems to notice.

Joe, Tom and Pip are excited about spending the Easter holidays at Granny’s in Muddlemoor village. They plan to climb trees, eat chocolate and loll around on Granny’s sofa. But wait! They’ve forgotten that Muddlemoor is a HOTSPOT for CRIME...

When a sign appears in Mr Draper’s cow field, announcing plans for a horrible battery chicken farm, the children are FED UP. They join a protest group to try to stop the farm and save the chickens. But they soon notice that Mr Draper’s enemies keep getting sick. Oh no! Is Mr Draper poisoning them? And, if so, is Granny in DANGER?


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.

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