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Justin Thyme is a self-made billionaire living in a castle overlooking Loch Ness. The day he turns thirteen, he receives an anonymous gift: a fabulous watch with a puzzling message hidden on it. When he tells his father of his plans to build a time machine, the Laird of Thyme reveals tantalising fragments of past espionage and warns his son of a ruthless enemy keeping him under constant surveillance. At first, Justin fails to take Sir Willoughby seriously, but when a stranger arrives claiming to be his long-lost grandfather, Justin is wary – especially after his beloved Nanny insists the old man is an impostor.
Justin’s TV celebrity mother departs on a Congo expedition with her eccentric film crew and Eliza, a computer-literate gorilla. Whilst returning, Lady Henny is abducted, and clues prove that the kidnapper has inside information; someone in Thyme Castle must be a spy – or possibly Sir Willoughby’s old enemy in disguise. Everyone is under suspicion: Justin’s nervy tutor; their snooping housekeeper; the theatrical gardener; an ex-royal butler; and Mrs Kof, their freakishly strong cook.
Suddenly, the race against time is on. Can Justin convert his vintage motorbike into a time machine, rescue his mum and discover the identity of their resident spy in less than a week ... or will the dreaded Thyme Curse claim another life?
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"A whodunit mystery guaranteed to puzzle even Scotland Yard. It's one in a googolplex!" --Amanda Oxgripe, Drumnadrochit Thymes
This is a terrific, totally original story which will keep you turning the pages right to the end. --Amazon.co.uk review
I absolutely loved Justin Thyme! --Amazon.co.uk review
This book is simply perfect.
The first book in the Tartan of Thyme series, following the adventures of teenage, self-made billionaire Justin Thyme, as he struggles against mysterious forces to keep his family together and stop the Curse of Thyme from striking again.
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Book Description Interrobang, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0955357004
Book Description Interrobang., 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing with full numberline . Published by Interrobang in 2006. First book in a projected series of 4 books. Signed, first lined: "Justin Thyme chose not to celebrate his birthday." and publication dated 1 September 2006 by author Panama Oxridge. This is the original self published version from a print run of 1200. It has now been picked up and re-published by Inside Pocket Books. A fine hardcover in a like dustjacket.**************SHIPPED IN A BOX WITH PLENTY OF PROTECTION. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000390