...a very interesting-looking and incredibly illustrated book called 'WILDWOOD' by Colin Meloy and illustrated by Carson Ellis. Of course, I had to buy it and can't wait to read it! Carson Ellis is my favorite illustrator — I bought 'The Mysterious Benedict Society' by Trenton Lee Stewart, also illustrated by Carson Ellis, purely because of the cover (great story too!). Her work reminds me a little of another favorite illustrator of mine, Edward Gorey (check out his covers of the incomparable Joan Aikin's 'Wolves of Willoughby Chase' series. P.S. 'Blackhearts in Battersea' is one of my top three books and also one which I bought based on cover alone!) All in all, quite exciting! Talking of covers, can't wait to be able to reveal the cover for 'Doc Gutson's Revenge'! Watch this space!
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Clare grew up in Constable Country not far from East Trimley where Kate Summers and Detective Vicky Allard solve their local mysteries and where The Bellamy Bird is set. Clare lived for many years on a street in Manhattan just like the street where Bella and Felix live although she was never chased through Central Park at night by a couple of failed fashion-world gangsters. Clare now lives on a high cliff next to a lighthouse in Australia where she plots and writes with her faithful chocolate labrador by her side.
Clare Havens's books on Goodreads
The Secret Formula (Bella Street Mysteries, #1)
ratings: 38 (avg rating 4.08)
Writer's Block (Constable Country Mysteries #1)
ratings: 16 (avg rating 3.62)
Doc Gutson's Revenge (Bella Street Mysteries, #2)
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.50)
The Bellamy Bird
ratings: 16 (avg rating 4.50)
Still Waters (Constable Country Mysteries 2)
ratings: 6 (avg rating 4.83)
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