Details for 'The Secret of the Treasure Seekers' by AM Howell

The Secret of the Treasure Seekers

by AM Howell
Recommended age: 8+
It's 1948. Treasure has been found on a farm near Ely, Cambridgeshire. This may be a significant archaeological find but all is not as it seems.
The Secret of the Treasure Seekers
by AM Howell
My review:

AM Howell is building a strong reputation for action-packed, character-driven, page-turning historical adventures!

This time we join Ruth and her mother who have learnt of treasure found on a farm in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Ruth's mother has just been turned down from a job in the museum in Cambridge but is keen to prove herself so she goes with Ruth to the farm to find out more.

They do indeed find potential riches but the find doesn't quite add up. Ruth gets to know the farmer's son and believes that in addition to the historical objects, there are many secrets to be unearthed.

This is a beautifully paced, wonderfully atmospheric read which powerfully evokes a fascination with archaeology.

Also take a look at The House of One Hundred Clocks.

Review date April 2022
Publication date: 31st March 2022