Cruel beetle fashionista, Lucretia Cutter, has designs...

When Darkus, Virginia and Bertolt discover further evidence of her evil, they’re determined to stop her. But the three friends are in trouble. Darkus’ dad has forbidden them to investigate any further – and disgusting crooks Humphrey and Pickering are out of prison. Hope rests on Novak, Lucretia’s daughter and a Hollywood actress, but the beetle diva is always one scuttle ahead …

Beetle Queen is the second book in the Beetle Boy trilogy.

a cracking tale for boys, girls - and grown-ups” *****
— The Sun



Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018


Beetle Queen is published by Chicken House in the UK and in translation in over thirty territories around the world including:

Audio World English, Albania, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, USA

TV & Film rights are optioned by Nevision.