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The Curse of Castle Cranston

Author Alex Woolf

Mystery and Thriller

self-esteem, confidence, initiative, teamwork

In this latest adventure in the Time Detectives series, Joe and Maya are exploring a ruined castle in Scotland when they uncover the story of a stolen chalice and a curse that led to the castle’s downfall 750 years ago. Journeying back to the 13th century, they embark on a search for the chalice, hoping to restore the castle’s fortunes. Will they succeed? You decide... ‘The Curse of Castle Cranston’ is a sequel in the hugely popular ‘Time Detectives’ series, including The Mystery of Maddie Musgrove, The Disappearance of Danny Doyle and The Ghost of Grimstone Grange.  

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  • Chapter 1 The Curse

    “What was that noise?” whispered Maya. Her cousin Joe glanced nervously behind him. “What noise?” he asked. They were standing on a hilltop in the middle of the wild Scottish countryside amidst ...

  • Chapter 2 The Fateful Feast

    Joe decided to risk the wrath of the steward and his constable. He would head downstairs and check out the clue left by the eavesdropper. After making sure there was no sound in the passageway out...

  • Chapter 3 Joanna's Tale

    Maya could see that Joe looked torn. “It’s alright,” she whispered. “You go and check on Sir William and I’ll talk to Joanna.” Joe glanced nervously at the slumbering jailer. “Are you sure you’ll...

  • Chapter 4 Night Terror!

    Joe went rigid with terror as the hand locked around his arm. He tried frantically to break free while his mind spun with horrid thoughts. The killer had got him! His life was over! He writhed and...

  • Chapter 5 Besieged!

    Joe felt paralysed, unsure what to do. “Go on!” wheezed Maya, pushing him in the direction of her attacker. Decision made for him, he set off down the corridor after the strangler. Skidding arou...