Join four youngsters as they embark on an amazing seaside adventure in the first of four books (soon to be five!) in the Lou Elliott mystery adventure series: Twelve-year-old Jack has a chance meeting on the beach with a headstrong girl of the same age called Lou. Jack and his younger siblings, David and Emily, follow Lou on the trail of smugglers targeting the remote coastline of Wales's Lleyn peninsula. The youngsters, on holiday at the coastal resort of Abersoch, find themselves on a thrilling and at times dangerous quest to uncover their activities which takes them to a woodland den, an uninhabited island, a deserted cove and a disused manganese mine. Children's books by George Chedzoy: LOU ELLIOTT MYSTERY ADVENTURE SERIES: 1. Smugglers at Whistling Sands 2. The Missing Treasure 3. Something Strange in the Cellar 4. Trouble at Chumley Towers 5. Being written! To be published mid-February 2018 Cartwright Fantasy Adventure Series: The Mystery of the Misty Woods The Mystery of the Message in a Bottle Rapunzel: My True Story ----------------- An extract from Smugglers at Whistling Sands: Lou looked out to sea through her binoculars. The water remained calm although its colours were darkening, becoming a deeper blue, in places purple. Satisfied there was no danger yet, she darted along the coastal path to look down on the main beach. It had been full of tourists earlier but now just a handful remained. As the sun finally gave up for the day, they got to their feet, brushed off the sand, gave their towels a shake and left. Whistling Sands looked different with no-one about, it was no longer so cheerful. In the fading light, the sand was a yellowish grey rather than gold and inviting as before. All around Lou, tiny moths fluttered among the bushes.