The Detective's Guide to Ocean Travel
Published: 2021 by Affirm Press
Level: Middle Years (6-9)
2022 CBCA Shortlist. Set in the late 1920s, the novel follows Pepper Stark, thirteen-year-old daughter of an aloof ship captain who barely notices his daughter much less provides the parental warmth she desperately craves. During her first time aboard her father\'s ocean-liner, Pepper witnesses a diamond theft and, along with her newfound ship friends, is determined to solve the mystery to prove herself to her dad.