Dear Mystery Lovers,
We all love a mystery, don’t we? Whether it’s discovering a four-thousand year old treasure or finding out who ate the last slice of bread in the house (it’s usually my Great Uncle Bert), we love to delve into a story and work out its secrets.
Which is where I come in!
The name’s Lipton. Lottie Lipton. Amateur Detective and Archaeologist Extraordinaire!
I’ve solved lots of mysteries and discovered tons of secrets, usually right under my nose in the British Museum. That’s where I live with my Great Uncle Bert and the caretaker, Reg. Oh, and Sir Trevelyan Taylor of course, but he’s a rotter and a stinker so we don’t talk about him. Mysteries and strange things keep happening and I’m the only one who can sort it all out.
For instance, once Sir Trev wanted to get rid of all the books in the museum, so I set out to search for The Scroll of Alexandria. If we found it then the books would be protected. It took some doing, I can tell you, and you can find out how it all went in the new book by my biographer, the esteemed Mr Dan Metcalf.
Another time, Uncle Bert had a real Egyptian mummy in the museum and I mistakenly set free the shabti, the little statues that were supposed to serve the mummy in the afterlife. They were mischievous little things! Mr Metcalf has written the whole story in The Egyptian Enchantment!
I love solving mysteries and if you do too, then you’ll find that my adventures are littered with codes, puzzles, riddles and clues for you to solve. They’re also packed full of facts; living in a museum I can’t help but pick up a few interesting tidbits here and there, and Uncle Bert is a mine of information.
I’ve got to go now – Reg is going to teach me how to fire one of the ancient crossbows from the weaponry collection (Shhh! Don’t tell Sir Trev!). I’ll leave you with a little code of your own to solve…
P.S. I’m going to leave you with a code. Can you guess what it is? Tweet me at @BloomsburyEd or email childrenseducation(at)bloomsbury.com if you think you know!
Jgnnq htqo vjg Dtkvkuj Owugwo! Hqt oqtg eqfgu, tgcf oa dqqmu pqy!
P.P.S. Here is when you can get your hands on my new adventures: