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"A superbly atmospheric, thrilling and satisfyingly gruesome mystery!"

Jonathan Stroud, bestselling author of the LOCKWOOD & Co and BARTIMAEUS series

Bolt your doors! Do not dare to sleep! A kidnapper known as ‘The Demon Undertaker’ is on the loose in London! 

Yesterday he continued his reign of terror in his most chilling crime yet – kidnapping Lady Grace Davenport from under the very noses of her family! 

A barrage of bullets could not stop the blood-thirsty ghoul from escaping in his black hearse – is he man or vampyre?

Young Thomas Fielding, nephew of the Chief Magistrate, stumbled across the villain and gave chase. Can Thomas and his team of Bow Street Detectives save Lady Grace and catch the Demon Undertaker before he snatches his next victim?

"An absolutely brilliant book! We loved every second of it! It's fast-paced, funny, gruesome. LOVED it from first word to last."

Lisa Heathfield, author of PAPER BUTTERFLIES


This book will thrill you and delight you from the very first page to the last . . . A lightening fast, stage coach of a ride . . . Packed full of mystery adventure . . . This is a fantastic five star read and is one of my favourite books this year"

Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books


The Tin Snail


Thirteen-year-old Angelo knows there's only one thing that can save his father's job: inventing a car the world has never seen before.


But it won't be easy - especially when war is declared and he finds out the Nazis are planning to steal his design.


Move aside Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - meet the Tin Snail. Discover the extraordinary story - inspired by true events - of how a little car took on the might of the German army and helped to win a war!

Click on the image of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to read my Guardian Top Ten Books featuring Amazing Machines.

"This is easily one of my favourite books so far this year - a brilliant and magical read that will stay with me until the day that I die. It is a great debut story with bags of drive and vroom." 

Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books


“A book that will entertain and enthuse almost every reader I can think of... Truly, I loved this delightful


The Book Bag


"Feel-good, funny, romping, filmic adventure...!"

The Sunday Times Culture

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