If You're Reading This, it's too Late by Pseudonymous Bosch

If You're Reading This, it's too Late

Written by Pseudonymous Bosch
Part of the The Secret Series Series

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This is the quirky, original and deliciously dark sequel to the hilarious The Name of This Book is Secret. Bursting with inventive characters and laugh-out-loud moments, readers will be instantly hooked once more by the stylish storytelling of Pseudonymous Bosch.

A message from the author:

'I have a confession to make. Against my better judgment, I have written a second book - a secret sequel, if you will, to The Name of this Book is Secret. I know I swore I wouldn't do it. The dangers are all too obvious. But what can I say? I'm just not very good at keeping secrets.' If you wish to contact me you can try www.ifyourereadingthisitstoolate.co.uk but it may be too late.


If You're Reading This, it's too Late by Pseudonymous Bosch

Proud new members of the top-secret Terces Society, Cass and Max-Ernest can't wait for their first mission. And no sooner have they decoded a message hidden in Cass' shopping list than they are kidnapped by their dastardly enemies, the Midnight Sun, discover the whereabouts of the mysterious and powerful Sound Prism, and find themselves in a race against time to track down the homunculus - a monstrous manmade creature with a terrible, insatiable hunger who guards the secret of eternal life...and is known to his friends as Mr. Cabbage Face.


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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416 pages
Interest Age: 9+


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Publication date

27th February 2009




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