Welcome to the world of award winning author, Gareth P. Jones: a world of dragon detectives, murderous twins, family secrets, bureaucratic ghosts, Victorian magic, ninja meerkats and the occasional talking mushroom.
Constable & Toop is now available in the US in hardback, published by Amulet Books.
1891, London. Lord Ringmore has devoted his life to unearthing the roots of magic. Tormented by the thought of death, he knows that only real magic can overcome mortality. He has in his possession a book that contains the secret of true magic, but he cannot unlock its meaning alone. The Society of Thirteen is formed to investigate this mysterious object, but when thieving orphans Tom and Esther steal the book, they realise that it holds the key to a frightening, awesome and terrifying power known as Conjury. When a mysterious mangey magpie and a black cat with an agenda also show interest in the book, Tom and Esther learn that Conjury has a much darker side.
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In the ninth book of The Ninja Meerkats series, the Clan of the Scorpion are hot on the heels of the Ringmaster in the mysterious mountains and jungles of Peru. The Ringmaster has his sights set on a legendary palace with a magical throne, which brings power to anyone who sits on it. The meerkats must stop the Ringmaster in his tracks – but his mysterious new recruit, The Birdman of Cusco has more than a few tricks up his feathered sleeve to stop them.
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Constable & Toop
Sam Toop lives in a funeral parlour and has the ability to see and hear every ghost in London. Trouble is afoot on the ‘other side’ when a ghost clerk called Lapsewood discovers that the haunted houses of London are losing their ghosts. And a haunted house needs a ghost. Without it, the house could draw something far more sinister from the other side.
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