'I'm at that special age: 12. It's one of my favourite numbers. 12 isn't just the sum of 10 (the base of our whole amazing number system) and 2 (the only even prime number in the universe) but it is the first number with 1, 2, 3 and 4 as factors. I reckon that is so cool.' Here's a detective story with a difference. Elliot is twelve - and he thinks outside the box. He can't help it. Numbers are his thing - and letters. So when 'the biggest mystery that struck our school in the history of the world' needs to be solved, Elliot is the one to call on. But this time the solution doesnt lie in the real world (or in the 'real' world of the story). Instead, the solution lies inside the book itself - only it's locked away in a series of puzzles and palindromes. Can you find the clues, solve the puzzles and find the culprit? Never Odd Nor Even is part of the Cold Fusion series, published by Ransom Publishing, a specialist children's publisher. The series is designed for more able readers, gifted and talented children, and those who are curious, enjoy a challenge and like thinking outside the box. Never Odd or Even is ideal for more able readers aged 9 - 12 with a reading age of 12 + .