From the book jacket: Corby Flood and her family are about to set sail on
the rather ramshackle cruise ship, the S.S. Euphonia. Her boisterous brothers
might not have noticed that anything is wrong, but Corby is highly observant and
has a lot of time for note-taking and eavesdropping. Onboard, among the odd
passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats
who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns. There's also a melancholy wailing
sound coming from the hold. It's strictly out of bounds but Corby can't help
investigating. What could be inside the crate she discovers down in the hold? As
the ship arrives at its destination, Corby must enlist the help of some very
well mustachioed locals to uncover the contents of the crate and the dark
secrets of the menacing Clowns...
Comment: (by Natasha, aged 10). Corby Flood is a little ...
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