Publication date: April 2009
World Rights (excluding Film) Rights sold: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Thailand, USA
Bea lives in Elbow, where it rains all summer.
Most people leave to go somewhere sunny, but there are always a few kids left behind.
Already bored on the second day of the holidays, her friend Sam turns up at her house and drags her through the rain to see a discovery he’s made in a creepy derelict house – a dead man.
A mystery unfolds in front of their eyes and, with her gang of misfit friends, Bea must uncover the clues to find the answers. But they’re being watched and the more they discover, the more dangerous it becomes.
In Elbow, the town where I live, it rains all summer. Not the kind of rain that is fun to run through, stomping your feet. Not the kind of rain that is fine and warm and accompanied by a rainbow. No, in Elbow it rains heavy, dark rain. Rain that makes a noisy clashing sound like hundreds of angry