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Decima Blake

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Decima Blake has a long-standing interest in child protection and his deeply passionate about child victims of crime.

Decima combines historical research, real-life police procedure, recognisable locations and a touch of spookiness to provide readers with an immersive experience as they join Hingston – a young, Chiswick-based detective sergeant – on his race to solve cases involving missing persons and murder.

Hingston: Smoke and Mispers was published in 2022, and follows her debut novel, Hingston’s Box, published in 2016.

Also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Decima is the creator of Detective Dachshund of Battersea Police. Published in 2022, Detective Dachshund and the Fluffy Thief is a funny story with a twist, written in rhyme and hand illustrated by Decima.

Books by Decima Blake

  • Hingston’s Box Hingston’s Box


  • Hingston: Smoke and Mispers Hingston: Smoke and Mispers


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