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The Phantom Cyclist

Mika Keränen

  • Illustrator: Marja-Liisa Plats
  • Keropää
  • 2017, 159 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949986811
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 9+
Rights sold: Finnish, Latvian

Strange goings-on are afoot in Tartu once more. Many of the city’s women have been robbed of their expensive designer handbags. When Mari’s Mum is forced to surrender her own favourite bag to the expert cycling thief, the old secret club decides to reunite to put things right once more. What at first seems a simple task becomes more complicated and more dangerous than the previous incidents that Mari, Satu, Reelika, Olav and Anton have dealt with. Can the children in the secret club really come out on top this time?

The first book in Keränen’s The Souptown Secret Society series was The Stolen Orange Bicycle (2008). The Phantom Cyclist is the ninth.
2020 IBBY Honour List
2018 Nukits Competition, 2nd place (text and illustrations)
2017 Good Children’s Book