Welcome to the world of award winning author, Gareth P. Jones: a world of dragon detectives, murderous twins, dark family secrets, bureaucratic ghosts, Victorian illusionists, dinosaur parties, Ninja Meerkats, Steampunk Pirates, time travel mysteries, talking mushrooms, death and ice cream.
Everyone’s favourite murderous twins return in The Thornthwaite Betrayal (Piccadilly Books). After a lifetime of mutual mistrust and devilish plots to take each other’s lives, orphaned twins Ovid and Lorelli Thornthwaite have finally called an end to their ongoing civil war. An uncomfortable peace has fallen over their home. They are trying to live normal lives, going to school, making friends, not plotting each other’s demise – that kind of thing. Then long lost Uncle Harry comes to stay and danger returns to Thornthwaite Manor. A chandelier falls while they are under it … a fire starts in Lorelli’s room… nowhere is safe. Who could be behind the attacks? Uncle Harry? His French Chef, Beaufort Nouveau? Tom the gardener? Nurse Griddle? Hazel? Or perhaps Ovid is finding it hard to kick his old habits? As fresh mysteries emerge from within the grounds of the Thornthwaite estate, no one is above suspicion because everyone has a secret in this much anticipated sequel to The Thornthwaite Inheritance.
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2016 also saw the publication of two new books: Death or Ice Cream? (published by Hotkey, cover artwork by Adam Stower) and the fourth in the Steampunk Pirates series, Rise of the Slippery Sea Serpent (published by Stripes).
Are You The Pirate Captain?
Gareth P Jones & Garry Parsons
We need A PIRATE CAPTAN
Before we can depart
Who will strike fear
Into every sailor’s heart.
Gareth and Garry’s second picture book follows the recruitment of a new a pirate captain, after the previous captain falls foul of an unfortunate squid-related incident.
Gareth & Garry’s first collaboration, The Dinosaurs are Having a Party is now out in glorious paperback with a brand new cover.
The Dinosaurs are having a party
It starts precisely at three
But I’m a boy not a dinosaur
So I’m pleased they’ve invited me.
Both books are published by Andersen Press.
Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates:
The Leaky Battery Sets Sail, Attack of the Giant Sea Spiders & Clash of the Rival Robots
Wanted: Dead or Alive! (Or smashed into little bits and delivered in boxes.) Causing chaos wherever they sail, the robotic Steampunk Pirates are roaming the high seas, hunting for gold! But the evil Iron Duke has other ideas…He’s determined to capture the pirates in return for a handsome reward from the King. Can these mechanical marauders stay one wave ahead of their enemy?
The second book in the series (Attack of the Giant Sea Spiders) sees the introduction of The Dread Captain Inkybeard and his wife/squid Nancy. In the third book (Clash of the Rival Robots), the Steampunk Pirates return to England to meet their maker and have to avoid meeting their maker.
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Available now – Taming of the Kat Dog (a rewriting of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew) is available to download here.
No True Echo
The Wellcome Valley is the kind of place people go to get away from it all. But how can you get away from everything unless the place you’re visiting is nowhere?
As far as Eddie is concerned, it’s even worse than that. The valley is the middle of nowhere. That’s how Eddie feels too. Empty. Nothingy. His life is defined by the absence of family members and all the things he doesn’t do.
But when a mysterious redheaded girl called Scarlett arrives, Eddie learns how the middle of nowhere can also be the centre of the universe.