It’s been a long road, but THE CANDY MAFIA is out today in the US from Peachtree Publishing!
This latest edition follows the original UK publication in 2018 (as Candy) and subsequent editions in Italy, Germany, France, Poland and the Czech Republic (a Romanian edition is still forthcoming).
THE CANDY MAFIA is published in hardcover, with brand-new, fantastic illustrations by Daniel Duncan!
Some advance US reviews:
“Snappy dialogue… Food fights, an abandoned candy factory break-in, and more sweets-themed antics add to the fun and intrigue…. Combining chewing gum and gumshoes, this comical mystery begs to be read aloud.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Noir tropes loom large in Tidhar’s fast-paced story, with a gutsy gumshoe, a hardboiled narrative voice…and enough action to keep young readers on their toes.” —Publishers Weekly
“Nelle is a sturdy, intrepid, practical character surrounded by a colorful cast of candy-obsessed children and adults in this fast-paced mystery.…there’s plenty here to satisfy tween mystery lovers….mystery, humor, plenty of action, and a red herring or two with an explosive climax.” —School Library Journal