This title features in our Reading Gladiators™ selection.Meet Piotr, Minnie, Andrew, Flora and Sylvie - true friends and even better mystery-solvers! Flora and Sylvie are going on the holiday of a lifetime with their dad. But - WHAT? - Dad cancels the trip only hours before the flight because - OH MY GOODNESS - someone has stolen precious blueprints of Dad's latest invention: an amazing new scooter. But who? And why? Time to call on the only five people who can possibly solve the crime!
Elen Caldecott talks to Nikki Gamble about her latest novel, The Short Knife, a historical story set in the post Roman period in Britain.