Peregrine Harker & the Black Death

Sparkling Books
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MURDER. SPIES. EXPLOSIONS. REVENGE. THIS BOOK FOR TEENS HAS IT ALL
Peregrine Harker is about to learn you’re never too young to die.
London 1908: A secret society stalks the murky streets, a deadly assassin lurks in the shadows and a series of unexplained deaths are linked by a mystery symbol... When boy-detective Peregrine Harker stumbles across a gruesome murder he sparks a chain of events that drag him on a rip-roaring journey through a world of spluttering gas lamps, thick fog, deadly secrets and dastardly villains. Every step of Peregrine’s white-knuckle adventure brings him closer to the vile heart of a terrifying mystery – the true story behind the Brotherhood of the Black Death.

Reviews:
"One hell of a lot of fun! Readers of all ages will gobble up this non-stop rip roaring adventure – don’t miss this one!" – Bill Baker, Educator, USA
"I completely enjoyed Peregrine Harker. This novel is a welcome addition to current offerings in children's literature, particularly those aimed at boys." – Drennan Spitzer, Educator, USA
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About the author

Luke Hollands is a former lion tamer, motorcycle stunt-rider and ruler of a small South American country. He is also a compulsive liar. He learnt how to tell tall tales while interviewing famous politicians, celebrities and criminals as a newspaper journalist. Thinking he should get a proper job he joined the BBC. Since then he has produced and presented quirky radio documentaries, appeared in the odd drama and danced on television dressed as a giant bear. He now makes wildlife films, some of which he briefly appears in, and has travelled the world, swimming in shark-infested waters, tramping through crocodile-stuffed lagoons and being eaten alive by various species of nibbling insect. Surprisingly for Luke, everything apart from the first sentence of this biography is actually true.

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Publisher
Sparkling Books
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Published on
May 3, 2013
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781907230493
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Young Adult Fiction / General
Young Adult Fiction / Law & Crime
Young Adult Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
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