The Magical Detectives and the Forbidden Spell
'Far back in the history of the world,' Maximillian said, 'a spell was created that was so powerful it could destroy the whole world. For centuries that spell was lost but now it has been discovered once again.'
In a locked museum in the middle of the night a thief appears from nowhere, steals a priceless clay tablet from Ancient Babylon and then disappears. In the village of Harford a senior British diplomat is found strangled in his bed. And in the sleepy little town of Bridlington Chawley an internationally-famous hypnotist knocks on the door of Spinoza's Second-Hand Bookshop.
Could all three events be connected to the discovery of the Forbidden Spell? Maximillian thinks so and if he's right the Magical Detectives have very little time to save the world from total destruction.
Fresh from their first strange and dangerous adventure, Otto, Juliet, Corny and Max must now embark on a much riskier journey - one that will take them to the very heart of magic.
The future is in their hands.
Orchard ISBN 978-1408306826