The Swifts

Beth Lincoln

This is great fun and is ideal for anyone wanting a light-hearted murder mystery. The Swift Family are a curious bunch with their names defining who they are. Shenanigan, however, thinks that she can be whatever she wants – which includes an undercover sleuth when someone tries to murder Arch-Aunt Schadenfreude.  

I loved the word play used throughout the story; vocabulary will be enriched as readers chortle through outrageous scenes of organised chaos as Shenanigan and her sisters try to solve the various mysteries.

The book is very long at 449 pages (there are some illustrations) but it’s worth getting to the end, not only for the denouement but for the moral of the tale which is all about how you can define yourself.

Published by Penguin, 2024

Reviewed by Rachel Bolton