'The Ducking Stool' is a gripping murder mystery. The year is 1944. Because of the dangers in war-time London 10-year-old Megan Michaels and her 14-year-old brother, John, have been sent to live in the country. But the remote, rural village of Bartlemere is not as peaceful as it seems. Was the unfortunate drowning really an accidental death, as most people believe? What clues can Megan and John find from the ducking stool, an ornamental feature of the village left over from a long-forgotten pageant? What happened to Tiger, the Rectory cat? Can that help them solve the mystery? 'This is a wonderful book' - Criminal/Historical Review Voted by children BEST NOVEL - Nottinghamshire Children's Book of the Year 2012 A classic who-dun-it!