Mystery by the Sea

September 13, 2019
STEPHEN BLUE FOR TIME FOR KIDS

Travel to the small coastal town Eerie-on-Sea, filled with mystery and magic, in Malamander. The book follows 12-year-old Herbie Lemon. He works at the Grand Nautilus Hotel.

When Violet Parma shows up at the Grand Nautilus, she asks Herbie for help finding her missing parents. But their search becomes complicated. Herbie and Violet discover that the disappearance is connected with a legendary sea monster, the Malamander.

British author Thomas Taylor told TFK he was inspired to write Malamander while walking along the water in the seaside town where he lives. “It’s about strange things being washed up on the beach,” he says of the book. “It’s about something extraordinary that some swear they have seen creeping in the mists at low tide.”