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The Peacock Detectives


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Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, The Peacock Detectives is a delightfully Australian story for middle-grade readers about self-discovery and dealing with change

About the Author

Carly Nugent lives in Bright in Victoria. Her short fiction has featured in numerous publications, including the Bellevue Literary Review and Award Winning Australian Writing. The Peacock Detectives is her first novel.


'A tender and heartfelt story.' -- Martine Murray
'Heartfelt and funny...Carly Nugent's debut is a lively and generous story that acknowledges the powerful feelings of its readers, and the space they occupy in the world.' * Books+Publishing *
'Nugent gently explores issues of depression...and brings the whole adventure satisfyingly around with a delightful peacock discovery.' * SA Weekend *
'Approaches tender topics with unflinching courage and aplomb.' * Kirkus *
'Quietly powerful...Debut author Nugent sensitively portrays Cassie's struggles with family and friends as she grows to see that true bonds can be both hard won and well worth the effort.' * Publishers Weekly *
'A highly rewarding read.' * YA Books Central *
'Friendly and inviting...audiences will want to come along for the ride.' * BCCB *
Friendship and family come first, making this detective story a good choice for any realistic fiction fan, mystery lover or not.' * Horn Book Magazine *

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