Foul Play by Tom Palmer

Foul Play

Written by Tom Palmer
Part of the Foul Play Series

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Football mad boys and girls will devour this all-action adventure novel, virtually in a sitting. Hopefully, even the most reluctant reader, just like the author himself was at school, will devour it too. It’s part of Puffin’s ‘Football Detective’ series but each novel is a stand-alone title with each of them mixing the beautiful game with a crime that needs to be solved.

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award for the 'book I couldn't put down'.


Foul Play by Tom Palmer

Danny is obsessed with two things: football, and investigating crimes. So when England and City footballing hero Sam Roberts is reported missing the day after Danny saw him being taken, blindfolded, into the bowels of the City FC stadium late at night, he's determined to get to the bottom of it. But is Danny getting into something he can't handle?


Praise for other books by Tom Palmer: 'Tom Palmer is a kind of missionary sent by the Premier League ... a clever book

'Gripping and witty ... Shaking Hands with Michael Rooneyis quite simply the perfect soccer yarn'

About the Author

Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. He travels all over the UK for events, performing his immensely popular rugby and football reading games to hundreds of children every week. He is the current Writer-in-Residence for the RAF Museums. Tom is also working with the National Literacy Trust on a very high profile football and reading project during the Euro 2016 football tournament.

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192 pages


Tom Palmer
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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2008




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