Guest Editor - Tim Bowler Guest Editor - Tim Bowler

Tim has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as 'the master of the psychological thriller' and by the Independent as 'one of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction'. Explore his books for yourself....


Guest editor's featured books

Buried Thunder
Tim Bowler
A tense and haunting thriller in which the power of the forest looks set to destroy all around it. Drawn to the forest around the house, Maya witnesses strange and unnatural events. Even when in the safety of her new...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/02/2011
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Bloodchild
Tim Bowler
If you're on the hunt for a book that will really grab you, put shivers down your spine and ensure that at the end of every chapter you gasp for breath, then Bowler's Bloodchild is the novel for you....
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2009
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Frozen Fire
Tim Bowler
Non-stop tension and utterly compelling are the hallmarks of a Tim Bowler thriller; so much so, that you'll be drawn into the characters and the story from the very start. He is pre-eminent in the field of psychological thrillers in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2007
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Storm Catchers
Tim Bowler
A compulsive read from beginning to end, full of atmosphere, energy and emotional shrapnel. Fin is devastated by guilt when his sister, Ella, is kidnapped. As the kidnappers make their demands, Fin's guilt is replaced by a fierce determination to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2005
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Starseeker
Tim Bowler
This is a wonderful, rich novel, written with lyricism, drama and power. Tackling issues of loss, love, and healing, and filled with the sense of a universe bursting with music, it is unputdownable from the first page to the last.
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2009
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Shadows
Tim Bowler
Jamie is under pressure from his father to succeed. The emotional and physical bullying that Jamie has to endure makes him recoil into himself. Then he discovers the girl hiding in his shed and sees an opportunity, not only to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/1970
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Apocalypse
Tim Bowler
A heart-stopping story that will take the reader to the very core of good and evil - and a vision of the world that is unforgettable. In a hostile community in which his parents have disappeared Kit must face trials...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/1970
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River Boy
Tim Bowler
Winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal. River Boy has all the hallmarks of a classic - it deepens with re-reading and takes the reader on a journey. You are not the same person at the end of the book.' carnegie...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2006
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Blade: Playing Dead
Tim Bowler
Totally gripping teens thriller written in a direct and compelling style. Tough kid Blade wants no one to know him. He's a loner and wants to keep it that way. It's the best way to keep out of trouble. But...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2008
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Blade: Breaking Free
Tim Bowler
The third in the Blade series, this is another short, very accessible novel for teens. Pacy, gripping and packed with action, and a central character that's incredibly engaging, even the most reluctant reader will devour it. Blade is in even more danger...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2009
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Blade: Closing In
Tim Bowler
The second in the Blade series, this is another short, very accessible novel for teens. Pacy, gripping and packed with action, and a central character that's incredibly engaging, even the most reluctant reader will devour it. Blade is on the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2008
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Blade: Fighting Back
Tim Bowler
Another hard hitting title about Blade, newly back in the Beast, the city he left when he was eleven. Blade hates the Beast but he has no choice but to go back if he is to rescue Jaz who has...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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Blade: Cutting Loose
Tim Bowler
From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of River Boy, Starseeker and Bloodchild comes the penultimate title in this startlingly compelling series. Contemporary, pacy, and utterly gripping, Blade takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the secret, dangerous life of its unforgettable...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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Blade: Mixing it
Tim Bowler
This is where we find out - who's the hunter, who's the prey? From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of River Boy, Starseeker and Bloodchild comes the sixth title in this startlingly compelling series. Contemporary, pacy, and utterly gripping, Blade takes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2010
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Blade: Risking All
Tim Bowler
For Blade life is simple, in his eyes at least. Win and live, win and die. Just one big enemy left: Me. From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of River Boy, Starseeker and Bloodchild comes the final title in this startlingly...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/09/2010
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Blade: Running Scared
Tim Bowler
From the prize-winning author of the prestigious Carnegie Medal comes the fourth title to feature the enormously engaging central character, Blade. Pacy, gripping and very cool and contemporary this series will engage even the most reluctant reader. A roller-coaster ride...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2009
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Guest editor's chosen books

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Edward Ardizzone
Tim Bowler, February 2010 Guest Editor, chose Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain. Here's why: "This is the first book I ever read (age 5) and it started my passion for sea stories. Little Tim stows away on a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 31/10/2005
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The Thirty-Nine Steps
John Buchan
A classic spy thriller, chosen by February 2011 Guest Editor Tim Bowler: "I read this when I was thirteen and it's the first book that showed me what a good thriller can do. From its taut opening where...
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Format: Paperback | Released 24/06/2004
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We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea
Arthur Ransome
February 2011 Guest Editor Tim Bowler has chosen this book for the enduring appeal of Arthur Ransome adventures: "I loved all the Swallows and Amazons books as a boy. Ransome's genius is that he doesn't just give you the children's...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2001
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Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
This is a much-loved favourite classic. Here are the thoughts of three favourite authors: Michael Morpurgo: 'A terrifically exciting tale of a dead man's map, mutinous pirates, skulduggery and buried treasure that will be thoroughly enjoyed by a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2007
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Hound of the Baskervilles
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Caroline Lawrence, July 2012 Guest Editor: "When my brother and sister and I were 9, 10 and 11 – far too old to be read to, according to all accepted convention – my mother introduced us to Sherlock Holmes, and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2007
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