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Mystery in the Palace of Westminster
Theo Duncan is just an ordinary student. Except he also happens to be the son of the Prime Minister, Will Duncan.
When the parliamentary mace is stolen from inside the Houses of Parliament, Theo is determined to help his dad get it back. But he can’t do it alone. And when help is offered, there’s a problem. It comes from the new girl at school, Sammy Jhor, who’s a supporter of the opposition party.
Theo and Sammy form an unlikely team to spy on government officials, sneak through the corridors of Downing Street and pursue the thief through the Palace of Westminster.
But when the evidence points to suspects at the highest levels of government, finding the thief could threaten Will Duncan’s leadership.
Can Theo and Sammy put aside their differences to find the mace – and the thief – before the government is brought to its knees?
Author Bio –
Sarah Lustig grew up in London and went to school in Westminster, with politicians’ children. Her experiences at school and interest in politics inspired the idea for the Westminster Mysteries series. Mystery in the Palace of Westminster is her debut novel. She has been a book editor for nearly 15 years and now lives in Buckinghamshire, where she spends her time reading, writing and pottering on her balcony garden.
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This mystery is written for children ages 10-14 to enjoy. The story follows a middle-grade boy named Theo and his school friend, Sammy. Theo is the son of the British Prime Minister and he is at the age to question everything. Sammy is an Indian girl from a working-class family.
Theo is learning so much about the government and his father’s job. There is a sensational crisis when the mace from parliament is missing. Parliament can’t vote without the mace. This symbol is the traditional mace and everyone there is looking for it.
Theo and Sammy are in Citizenship class at school and become obsessed with finding the mace. They start becoming detectives and sneak around the Palace and town looking for clues to nail the suspect and find the mace.
They both get in trouble with their families and teachers, but just won’t give up. The book starts slow but gets much more exciting as the mystery progresses. There are many life lessons in the book, which is part of the Westminster Mysteries series.