Vanessa’s dreams are haunted by cryptids and she longs to complete her mother’s search for Nessie, the most famous one of them all. Can she finally solve the mystery of Loch Ness? She gets her chance on a surprise trip to Scotland, but no one could have foreseen the consequences. Set against the eerie stillness of the loch, The Cryptid Files: Loch Ness is a magical story filled with suspense and adventure.
PRAISE FOR THE CRYPTID FILES: LOCH NESS
‘Grabs you right from the shocking prologue and keeps you immersed in a wonderful atmosphere of mystery, magic and monsters.’ Conor Kostick, bestselling author
‘Jean Flitcroft’s first novel is utterly absorbing and suspense-laden.’ Mary Shine Thompson, The Irish Times
‘… deftly plotted and compelling’ Sarah Webb, Irish Independent
‘The idea … is so simple and so clever that you wish you’d thought of it yourself … Flitcroft has a light and convincing touch … Her talent as a storyteller with her scientific background makes for a winning combination.’ Books Ireland
‘This is a mystical, coming-of-age story, beautifully written.’ Mary Arrigan, Irish Examiner
‘Gripping and incredibly interesting … It took me into a world like no other!’
Nuala, Co. Leitrim, age 11
‘It was incredibly absorbing and hard to put down! It crossed the world of fantasy and our world together, which makes it all the more believable, which is amazing for a book so far from reality.’ Bríd, Co. Leitrim, age 14
‘The Cryptid Files: Loch Ness is a magical story filled with suspense.’ Irish Independent
‘Short chapter lengths and the inclusion of plenty of dialogue will keep readers engaged in this fast-paced story.’ Inis magazine
‘Jean Flitcroft’s first novel is utterly absorbing and suspense-laden.’ The Irish Times
‘The Cryptid Files: Lough Ness is a magical story filled with suspense.’ Bernice Mulligan, Irish Independent
Dr Jean Flitcroft lives near Dublin with her husband and three boys. She attended Holy Child School, Killiney, and studied science in University College Dublin. On being awarded a Wellcome Scholarship she went on to Magdalen College, Oxford University where she obtained her doctorate. She also holds an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. She started as a script writer for medical and scientific films and later became a travel writer when her obsession with travel won out. It was on these journeys around the world that she started writing books for children. She now has three children\'s books to her name, and they form a series called The Cryptid Files.The Cryptid Files: Loch Ness is the first book of this series, which covers the globe in pursuit of the weird and wonderful creatures of cryptozoology. It features perhaps the most famous cryptid of all: the Loch Ness monster. It is followed by The Cryptid Files: Mexican Devil, which is set in Mexico and explores the spine-tingling story of the blood-sucking Chupacabra. In the third book in the series, The Cryptid Files: Pacific Giants, Vanessa discovers another beast, cadborosaurus willsi, or Caddy for short, off the west coast of Canada.