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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, set in Venice in 1904, Saena Tetlow’s debut novel, Dead Man’s Coin, follows Rosie Lightwing, whose life is turned upside down when she stumbles across a corpse, holding the rarest of coins.
Home-schooled, sixteen year old debut author, Saena Tetlow, has released her historical page-turning murder mystery, Dead Man’s Coin, written with a maturity that far exceeds expectations. Keeping her YA readers intrigued throughout, this novel puts her alongside young and prestigious literary names who also benefitted from a homeschooled education, such as Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens and JRR Tolkein.
Set in Venice in 1904, Rosie Lightwing’s normal life is shattered when she finds a dead body holding a rare coin. Rosie is led to her own dark family history and a shadowy figure that appears to be watching her every move as she faces threats from the police and a powerful crime lord with eyes everywhere. Sometimes, a secret will cost you your life…
Rosie Lightwing, her friends and her cantankerous grey parrot, star in the first instalment of this thrilling new mystery series.
The fact that Saena chose to set her whodunit in historical Venice demonstrates her ability to conduct thorough research and comprehend time and place, beyond the ability to create a compelling storyline.
I started it when I was 14 and I’ve now nearly finished the sequel. Dead Man’s Coin was inspired by my love for murder mysteries – like ‘Murder Most Unladylike,’ ‘A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder,’ and the ‘Taylor and Rose’ series.
I have been home educated all my life, and have had special writing lessons to improve my skills. But the hardest part is sticking to a writing schedule. Oh, and the editing. I hate editing, but it has to be done.
Sixteen year old Saena Tetlow grew up in the English childhood, and has been home schooled for her entire life, and is passionate baout reading, writing, and playing piano. Dead Man’s Coin is her debut book release.
Saena shares her writing across a variety of social media platforms. On Wattpad, her work has been #1 in various hashtags. On TikTok, she inspires creativity among young people, and her writing has had more than 1,000,000 views.
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Published on 1st October 2023 by The Squeeze Press, Dead Man’s Coin is available in paperback (ISBN No: 9781906069193)
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