Death And The Arrow by Chris Priestly
  

Death And The Arrow

Written by Chris Priestly
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Part of the Tom Marlowe Series

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Synopsis

Death And The Arrow by Chris Priestly

Fifteen-year-old Tom lives in the murky, sooty city of London, where he helps his father to run a print shop. Among the customers is wise old Dr Harker, a retired physician and seafarer, whose patient demeanour and fascinating tales endear him to Tom. When Tom and Harker hear a newspaper seller announce a most curious murder in the city, with the victim pierced by an arrow and left holding an illustrated card of 'Death and the Arrow', they are both intrigued by the mystery. As subsequent 'Death and the Arrow' victims are discovered, the mystery closes ever more tightly round the city and intrudes even into Tom's own life. From then onwards, he can't rest till he has discovered the truth behind the murders... A really atmospheric venture into the eighteenth-century, combined with a gripping mystery plot, will fascinate and engage readers of ten and upwards.

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A thrilling story with lots of twists and turns all the way through * Education Otherwise * The descriptions of London are really creepy and will keep children gripped all the way * BBC Parenting * An excellent addition to younger members

's libraries * Suffolk Journal * Many twists make this story gripping and hard to put down * Newcastle upon Tyne Evening Chronicle *'

About the Author

Chris Priestley has worked as a cartoonist for high-profile publications including THE NEW STATESMAN. Young Corgi published his first-ever book, DOG MAGIC!, which was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. He has also written historical non-fiction for young readers. He is married with a young son.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Author

Chris Priestly
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Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

4th May 2006

ISBN

9780552554756


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