Being Arcadia

The trilogy is complete!

Arcadia Greentree confronts her past — and her future.

The pieces of Arcadia’s life are slowly falling into place when Moira returns to scatter them once more. Arcadia must now choose whether to trust her nemesis as they uncover the dark secret of their birth.

Advance Praise

“Wonderfully satisfying puzzles to be solved, beautifully wrapped up in an enthralling page-turner to be enjoyed. Read it, solve it, love it.” — Gareth P. Jones, author of Death or Ice Cream?

“Part Oxford tutorial, part Sherlock Holmes, this intelligent novel for thoughtful teens touches on everything from ethics to anatomy, physics to puzzles, and the nature of genius.” — Kim Kane, author of Pip: The Story of Olive

Reviews of the Trilogy

“In … Chesterman’s gripping young adult trilogy, 16-year-old genius Arcadia Greentree must follow a string of clues and puzzles to Oxford University to find the person responsible for the tragedy that tore her family apart … Peppered with codes, puzzles and shocking twists.” — The Straits Times

“A 16-year-old girl detective stars in a mystery paying tribute to Sherlock Holmes … This series opener is pleasurably packed with clever, solvable, well-explained puzzles; hits the spot for a mystery lover.” — Kirkus Reviews

“First-time novelist Chesterman creates an engrossing story that keeps readers chasing the truth. … Fans of quirky protagonists, puzzling mysteries, and spy craft will enjoy this.” — School Library Journal

“It was intoxicating to have such a strong character use intellect rather than supernatural abilities or weaponry to solve the minor puzzles (where the reader is pitted against Arcadia) and the more sinister mystery twists that ultimately shake Arcadia’s trust in family and identity.” — Glee Books

Buy the Books

Raising Arcadia |

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Finding Arcadia |

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Being Arcadia | | | |

Australia: | Abbey’s | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | FishpondReadings

Singapore: Kinokuniya | Local Books | NUS Co-op | Popular | Times

United Kingdom: Blackwell’s | Foyles | Waterstones

United States: Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million

Or I suppose you could always walk into a bookshop and buy it in person.

Thank You!

The Raising Arcadia trilogy is about a teenager but for everyone. Please tell your friends and relatives about it, share on your social media forum of choice — convenient buttons are found below — and consider writing a review on Goodreads, Amazon, or elsewhere to say what you think of the books. (For some of my own thoughts about writing the series, you can read my piece in Singapore’s Straits Times here. You might also enjoy the profile of the “Law dean turned novelist” here.)

I hope you have as much fun reading the novels as I had writing them!