The Viney Agency


Roisin McAuley

Serena Patel was shortlisted for the Asian Writer Short Story Prize in 2017 and finalist in the Undiscovered Voices Anthology 2018 before signing with the Viney Shaw Agency.  Soon after that her debut children’s novel Anisha Mistry, Bridesmaid Detective secured a three-book contract with Usborne, following a fiercely contested auction.  This will be the first in a new series launching in June 2019.

Serena lives in Walsall with her young family and tweets @SerenaKPatel


Roisin McAuley
Anisha Mistry is having a bad day.  All she wants is some peace and quiet to read her book about the universe, but the universe has other ideas.  Tomorrow is her Aunty Bindi’s wedding, Anisha is bridesmaid, and Aunty is currently on the verge of a mega meltdown.  Just when Anisha thinks things can’t get any worse a ransom note is pushed through the letterbox.   Uncle Tony – Bindi’s husband-to-be - has been kidnapped and he will only be released IF THE WEDDING IS CALLED OFF!

Now it’s up to Anisha and her best friend Milo to rescue Uncle Tony...but solving a mystery of this magnitude is not easy when all the suspects are your family.  With the help of an ipad, a kitten-loving chauffeur and her brilliant powers of deduction, can Anisha Mistry, bridesmaid detective, find Uncle Tony in time to save the Indian Wedding of the year?