Scam On The Cam, A Sesame Seade Mystery by Clementine Beauvais, illustrated by Sarah Horne.
This is the third book in the Cambridge-set Sesame Seade series and it appears to be being well-recieved.
“Beauvais has a real talent for capturing naturally funny moments,” said Inis Magazine.
“Sesame Seade is the greatest eleven-year-old detective you could hope to meet. Weird and witty,” according to Marcus Sedgwick.
Sesame certainly has a strong and distinctive voice, judging from the opening of this book, in which she is found acting as cox in a boat race.
Beauvais writes for both the French and English markets, and indeed some of her French YA titles sound as if they are definitely Worth A Look (straight away, if you read French, and hopefully in due course if you need them in translation).
Interesting author. One ACHUKA will start watching more closely.