A Girl Called Justice

A Girl Called Justice

Missing maids, suspicious teachers and a snow storm to die for... For a fearless girl called Justice Jones, super-smart super-sleuth, it's just the start of a spine-tingling first term at Highbury House Boarding School for the Daughters of Gentlefolk. For fans of Robin Stevens, Katherine Woodfine and Enid Blyton. When Justice's mother dies, her father packs her off to Highbury Missing maids, suspicious teachers and a snow storm to die for... For a fearless girl called Justice Jones, supe...

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Title:A Girl Called Justice
Author:Elly Griffiths
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1786540592
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:226 pages pages

A Girl Called Justice Reviews

  • Lisa
    Aug 29, 2019
    I would have loved this book when I was a kid, because I loved it as an adult! It?s a great combination of atmosphere and mystery. The mystery was well done, and not at all dumbed down just because the audience is young. The clues were great, and the characters were well-developed an...
  • Sharon
    Jun 29, 2019
    Chose this for granddaughters because Elly Griffiths is one of my favorite authors. Read it before giving it to the girls. Enjoyed the book and liked the characters. ...
  • Cathy Cole
    Sep 09, 2019
    Since I am a long-time fan of Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway mysteries, how could I resist reading her first mystery for children? As you can see, I couldn't, and I found a delightful story that many adults are bound to enjoy. Justice's voice pulled me right into the story, which inc...
  • Bev
    Mar 15, 2019
    Justice Jones had always been home educated by her late mother, but now she is going to boarding school, Highbury House because her barrister father thinks it will be good for her. Justice is not at all sure she agrees! Her mum was a writer of detective stories and Justice loves a myst...
  • Susan
    Mar 10, 2019
    Author Elly Griffiths is, of course, an extremely successful crime writer for adults, so I was interested to read her first mystery aimed at children and my twelve year old daughter was happy to read and review this one with me. Set in 1936, our main character is twelve year old Ju...
  • Katy Noyes
    May 02, 2019
    Junior sleuth at a period boarding school. Good 'whodunnit' for pre-teens. Justice Jones - already a name fit for the genre - has been sent to boarding school, Highbury House Boarding School for the Daughters of Gentlefolk, following the death of her mother. Unsure of how she'll fit...
  • I Read, Therefore I Blog
    May 15, 2019
    Acclaimed crime novelist Elly Griffiths?s first mystery for children aged 9+ (the first in a series) is an entertaining addition to the trend for boarding school detectives but includes characters from less privileged backgrounds and although I thought that the mystery lacked cohesio...
  • curleduptoes
    Aug 05, 2019
    This book was too much fun. I am glad I gave one this a chance. Elly Griffiths is my newest fav author. :) Justice solves a murder case at her school. Brilliant pot with amazing characters. Perfectly balanced and thrilling novel. Kids, and adults alike who love a good mystery, mu...
  • Bronwyn Mcloughlin
    Jun 03, 2019
    A long time since I have read a book for juvenile girls, and this one read well enough. I guess it isn't unusual in these novels for people to drop like flies - adds to the mystery that the amateur sleuths have to investigate. But disappointingly I didn't enjoy it the way I once enjoye...
  • Sarah
    Jun 11, 2019
    I found this pretty predictable and not all-that unique for books in this age bracket. It had some great lines - shepherd's pie tasting like it was made of shepherds made me laugh in particular. I'd be interested in seeing if this is going to be a series and where it goes next.. ...
  • Polly Sinclair
    May 27, 2019
    Got this on the slight pretence that I would read with my ten year old and then read myself. Enjoyed it and could definitely pick out some traits from Elly Griffith?s writing, particularly the use of landscape. Was very similar in theme to something else we had read recently - Be...
  • Bee
    May 28, 2019
    This was really fun and I'm looking forward to the next instalment! The ending featured a ludicrously comprehensive villain monologue and wrapped up conveniently neat and tidy, but, I mean, it's a children's book. I was positively impressed by the writing and Justice is such an enterta...
  • Lesley Thomas
    May 18, 2019
    Loved it, I bought it for my Granddaughter but read it first to make sure it was ok. She will love it, glad there are going to be more. Elly Griffiths is one of my favorite authors just love all her books ? ...
  • Caroline
    May 05, 2019
    Elly Griffiths does it again, seamlessly transitioning to children?s books with a fabulous new character in the form of justice jones. Set in a boarding school this hits all the notes of a crime novel and will please young and old alike. Fans of wells and Wong will discover a new ser...
  • David Gilchrist
    May 01, 2019
    My 5* review of Elly Griffiths aka Domenica De Rosa YA book 'A Girl Called Justice' This took me back many years to the height of young adult books, so many people will have memories stirred from reading Justice Jones schoolgirl detective. A brilliant story set on the Romney Marshes. ...
  • Sherrie
    May 14, 2019
    A very good first junior novel by Elly Griffiths. Its Enid Blyton but darker and bang up to date! Sure she's onto a winner. ...
  • Rhyllis Bignell
    Apr 18, 2019
    Adult crime writer Elly Griffiths presents a 1930s mystery with twelve-year-old Justice Jones as an amateur detective, who?s been lovingly home-schooled by her mystery writer mother. When her mother passes away, her father Herbert Jones QC sends Justice off to Highbury House Boarding...
  • Latkins
    Feb 22, 2019
    Elly Griffiths, author of the popular Norfolk-based crime series featuring Dr Ruth Galloway, tries her hand at children?s fiction in this first book in a new series about young sleuth Justice Jones. Set in the 1930s, it sees 12-year-old Justice, the daughter of a mystery writer and a...
  • Book Gannet
    Jun 07, 2019
    This was fun. A Gothic boarding school, full of strange teachers and odd customs; new people to meet, some friendly, others not; suspicious deaths; old mysteries to be solved; and one very clever, very curious heroine to take us through it all. Set in the 1930s on the edge of the is...
  • Rebecca Minnock
    Jun 03, 2019
    A wonderful middle grade novel, Justice Jones just became my favourite new amateur sleuth! Sent to boarding school for the first time after her mother died, Justice isn't exactly enthralled with her new surroundings. Intrigued by rumours of someone have died at the school recently, a...
  • Kayleigh Cyphus
    Feb 18, 2019
    I knew, as soon as I read the synopsis for this book, that it would be right up my street and a book that I'd love. I've always been a massive fan of Enid Blyton, and in recent years it's been all about Robin Stevens and Katherine Woodfine, so as soon as you mention a middle grade myst...
  • Nikki
    Apr 09, 2019
    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. For some reason, I didn?t expect this to be set in the 1930s! The hints are all there, especially in the comparisons to other series, but i was still surprised. Once I got used to that (I have to admit to b...
  • Roz Radmore
    Jun 20, 2019
    This is the first book for children by the well known crime writer and it does not disappoint . Justice lives for investigating , so when she is sent to boarding school she knows there will be plenty of new things to investigate . Like who chose such an interesting shade of brown for ...
  • Claire ✨
    Jun 15, 2019
    Though A GIRL CALLED JUSTICE is far from perfect, this fun, fast-paced, and delightfully whimsical mystery is a sweet read for young sleuths-in-the-making. I was surprised to find out that Griffiths is actually a hugely successfully adult crime author; this book, though I did find i...
  • Jill Stirling
    May 04, 2019
    I really enjoyed this. I grew up on English boarding school stories(the Abbey series-Elsie J Oxenham) and found this little story charming and interesting. A well told story with memorable characters. ...
  • Romy
    Jun 30, 2019
    I like Elly Griffiths? Ruth Galloway mystery series, so when I saw she had written a young adult mystery, I was interested to read it. This mystery took me a little bit to get into as at the beginning the main character, Justice, overdid it with her talk about mysteries and sleuthing...
  • Carolyn
    May 18, 2019
    With a mother who wrote detective novels and a father who's a QC, what else was Justice Jones going to be interested in other than murder? When - after the death of her mother, who home-schooled her - she's sent to a spooky boarding school on the Romney Marshes (Highbury House Boarding...
  • Amy (Golden Books Girl)
    Jun 08, 2019
    I`ve been really excited for this book since I learnt about it, and while it didn`t quite meet my expectations I did still enjoy it. It follows the titular character Justice Jones as she starts at Highbury House boarding school and has to uncover the identity of a murderer when a snow ...
  • Mary Rees
    Apr 08, 2019
    Take a handful of hidden notes, a dash of secret meetings, a light dusting of deaths and kidnappings, and a sprinkling of clues at just the right moments and you have the perfect ingredients for this arresting mystery. I really enjoyed this action-packed story which has a perfect blen...
  • Vegas
    Mar 22, 2019
    i love this book. its full of mystery and fun. It gets your mind thinking and you will probably not want to put the down! it also leaves you in suspense if you stop at a certain chapter. so read this great mystery of a book and join justice and her friends to uncover the mystery. who d...