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Fergus can't believe it when his brand-new digital watch starts going backwards. Then he crashes (literally) into gadget-loving Murdo and a second mystery comes to light: cats are going missing all over the neighbourhood.
As the two boys start to investigate, they find help in some unexpected places.
'A well-paced, entirely convincing mystery novel, full of suspense, wit and unexpected twists and turns. Beautifully written in a clear, accessible style with plenty of direct speech and detailed description, it is an excellent, gripping yarn for anyone over 9 years old.'
-- School Librarian
'This delightful, whimsical story will appeal to children of all ages. It is well written without being condescending, and the plot is unusual and quite gripping.'
-- Stockbridge & New Town Independent
'I thought the story was great. My favourite character was Jessie. I would definitely recommend it to my friends because it is such a good book. I would love to read another story about Jessie, Murdo and Fergus.'
-- Annie, age 8, Peebleshire, Scotland
'A ripping yarn and beautifully plotted. A real boys-own adventure story.'
-- Catherine Forde, author of Fat Boy Swim
'The story is a double mystery concerned digital watches going backgwards and missing cats in a setting with lots of local detail. What starts out to be a bit of fun soon develops in to a dangerous adventure. I really enjoyed the plot and would recommend it to younger readers.'
-- Hannah, Broughton High School
'I really enjoyed this book. My favourite part was when Fergus was climbing up the wall, and was caught by the home-owner. I think I would probably enjoy another Mike Nicholson's books.'
-- Rachael, Teen Titles
'I liked it because it was a mystery but it was also quite funny. I would recommend the book to anyone.'
-- Emma, Teen Titles