This Book is Not Good for You by Pseudonymous Bosch

This Book is Not Good for You

Written by Pseudonymous Bosch
Part of the The Secret Series Series

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Mysterious, marvellous, witty, exciting and dangerous. Here, in this the author's 3rd book that you really shouldn't be reading but few have taken heed, you'll meet a cursed aztec artefact, an evil and deranged chef, a secret jungle lair inahibited by cocoa-crazed monkeys and the most dangerous chocolate ever created.

A message from the author: I am aware that there are those of you (tens of thousands I lament) who have failed me before when I warned you against reading my previous books - The Name of this Book is Secret and If you're reading this it's too late. I can only hope that you have not suffered from knowing their dangerous secrets as I have, forced into hiding all these years.

Also make sure you don't go near or - both of which are filled with top-secret information only for those brave enough to venture in!


This Book is Not Good for You by Pseudonymous Bosch

Cass, Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji, members of the top-secret Terces Society, are on a mission to track down a cursed Aztec tuning fork that has the power to recreate any flavour its user has ever tasted. But when an evil chef uses the fork to create a deadly chocolate recipe, and tricks Cass and Yo-Yoji into eating it, only Max-Ernest can save the day.


Like Lemony Snicket with a little Monty Python. (LA Weekly)

About the Author

Pseudonymous Bosch

DISCLAIMER: Usborne books and Pseudonymous Bosch cannot be blamed for the effect of reading his books. You have been warned - there may be consequences!

Many people laugh in the face of danger but not Pseudonymous; his story had to be dragged from him with threats and bribery but now it is here written down. It is up to you whether you have the courage to follow this story of mystery, murder, strange powers and evil foes, although if you do not you may miss out on a BIG secret.

But who is PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH? Pseudonymous Bosch is a pseudonym, or as he would prefer to call it (because he is very pretentious), a nom de plume. Unfortunately, for reasons he cannot disclose, but which should be obvious to anyone foolhardy enough to read this book, he cannot tell you his real name. He describes himself as impetuous, immature, immodest and immoderate and likes to spend his spare time eating but admits to a deep-seated fear of mayonnaise.

Writing is not his only trade; he is also a spy for a very small country but of this, for your sake and his, we can say no more. Pseudonymous writes in the dark as his words tend to scare him, the subject matter being so terrible. However the dark also scares him so the only thing that gets him through the trauma of writing is chocolate. Pseudonymous is carrying on with his writing for Usborne, despite the danger. This bravery has paid off to some extent as he has recently been nominated for a Juvenile Edgar Award in the United States, although if he wins it is doubtful he could attend in case this jeopardises his cover.

A short interview with mysterious author Pseudonymous Bosch

Q: Is chocolate really your favourite food?

Q: Why do you not like mayonnaise?

Q: Have you written anything else?
A: Lists, mainly. Shopping lists, laundry lists, that sort of thing. A few thank-you notes when my mother made me. Oh, and when I was a kid I wrote a story about a mouse detective and a missing piece of cheese. Cheese, of course, being my second most favourite food.

Q: Do you plan to write anything else?

Thanks for the great questions, but remember, the books are meant to be secret. Please don't repeat a word I've said. Or if you must, repeat only the most boring ones. And repeat them over and over until you drive everybody away.

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432 pages
Interest Age: 9+


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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2014




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