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'This is a wonderful tale of crime, retribution and spiritualism, set in a richly historical London full of Fagin-like thieves and bent policemen. Jones balances the razor-sharp wit and huge cast of characters with a genuinely gory and chilling underbelly that asks questions about life and death. And is very funny…' --Daily Mail
'Funny, gruesome and scary, with the great setting of a funeral parlour, this is an action packed adventure full of the darker and dirtier details of life in Victorian London.' --Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids
'With an appealingly gothic setting, this pacey and exciting mystery perfectly blends comedy with the dark, spooky and supernatural. There are plenty of funny and gruesome moments that will appeal to young readers; but this is also a well-researched, thoughtful and compassionate novel, that takes inspiration from the Victorian preoccupation with mourning and death. Jones skilfully manages a complex series of interlocking storylines and an engaging cast of characters in this witty, action-packed and hugely entertaining ghost story.' --Booktrust
Gareth divides his time between writing books, producing TV programmes, spending time with his wife and son, Herbie, and playing the slightly ludicrous number of stringed instruments in his front room. THE CASE OF THE MISSING CATS, the first book in The Dragon Detective Agency series, was nominated for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. THE THORNTHWAITE INHERITANCE won the Hounslow Junior Book Award, the Calderdale Book Award, Leicester Children's Book Award, Sefton Super Reads, Doncaster Book Award, Rotherham Children's Book Award, and Fantastic Book Award, Lancaster.
I loved this book. It has a whole cast of memorable and brilliantly written characters, a plot that twists and turns with every chapter and leaves you guessing right up until the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mrs. K. A. Wheatley
This book is just fantastic. It drew me in straight away and I was completely hooked until the end. The characters are brilliant, the writing is really funny, the story is exciting... Read morePublished 13 months ago by BookHopper
Constable and Toop is set in 1884 when Queen Victoria was half way through her reign. There is a horrible disease that is mysteriously imprisoning ghosts into empty houses in the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Cowbridge School Library
What a worthy winner of the blue Peter book award this was. A very original story with a great hero in a macabre setting, you will be gripped from the word go a Gareth P Jones... Read morePublished on 8 July 2013 by S. Edwards-Sim
My granddaughter really wanted this book for her 8th birthday and sat down to start reading it before her party guests had left, she thinks it's brill!!Published on 2 July 2013 by Christine H
I loved this book. The characters were quirky and likeable - even the villains were enjoyably evil. It's a ghost story turned on its head. Read morePublished on 13 May 2013 by Gillian Haxell
I couldn't put this book down. Funny, quirky, different. A twist on a ghost tale. Brilliant. Loved the style with short, choppy chapters full of intrigue and action and from... Read morePublished on 6 May 2013 by Sarah
Story line is universal so will appeal to both girls and boys about 9-11 yrs old. Great gift idea considering the author was making school to school visits during national book... Read morePublished on 7 April 2013 by Neha