Frequently Asked Questions
When will the next book in the Taylor & Rose Secret Agents series be published?
The fourth and final book in the series, Nightfall in New York, was published on 8th July 2021 in the UK.
How can I buy a signed and/or dedicated copy?
You can order a signed and dedicated copy of Nightfall in New York from Portobello Bookshop (available until 11th August only).
Will there be any more books about Sophie and Lil after the Taylor & Rose Secret Agents series? What about mini-adventures or short stories?
At the moment, I don't have any plans to write any more stories about Sophie and Lil - but never say never!
Is Secrets on the Shore going to become available as a printed book?
At the moment there are no plans for Secrets on the Shore to be available as a printed book, though I’d love to see it in print one day.
Can I listen to audiobooks of the Sinclair's Mysteries and Taylor & Rose Secret Agents?
Yes! All of the books are available in audio format, narrated by Jessica Preddy. The only exception is Secrets on the Shore which is not currently available in audio format.
What’s the best reading order for the Sophie and Lil books?
The Sinclair’s Mysteries: The Clockwork Sparrow
‘The Mystery of the Purloined Pearls’ (short story in the anthology Mystery & Mayhem)
The Sinclair’s Mysteries: The Jewelled Moth
The Sinclair’s Mysteries: The Painted Dragon
The Sinclair’s Mysteries: The Midnight Peacock
Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Secrets on the Shore (mini adventure)
Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Peril in Paris
Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Spies in St Petersburg
Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Villains in Venice
Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Nightfall in New York
Where are the Sinclair's Mysteries and Taylor & Rose Secret Agents currently published?
In addition to the UK editions, some or all of the books are currently being published in the USA, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.
Will there be a TV show or film of the books?
I’d love there to be a TV show or film of the books! You’ll have to cross your fingers and watch this space to see if it may happen in the future!
I want to dress up as Sophie, Lil or one of the other characters. What can I do?
What are your top writing tips?
Here's three of my top tips for writing - plus check out this post for some advice on researching historical fiction or watch this video for my advice on how to write a mystery.
Can you come and visit my school?
I’m not currently offering in-person school events, but your teacher or librarian can book a virtual event for your school - see more information here. Or they can email me to book in a school event for the future.
When can I meet you at a book festival or another event?
Can I write to you?
Of course! I’d love to hear from you. You can send me a letter or an email — my contact details are here.
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