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Gareth P. Jones - Author

Gareth first started writing when he was very young but it wasn’t until he was in his early twenties that he completed his first novel. Having had it universally rejected, he wrote a novel for children called Who Killed Charlie Twig, which received an equally unimpressed reception and remains rightly unpublished to this day. Some years passed during which Gareth met his future wife, Lisa and began a career in TV. Working on shows such as 'The Big Breakfast' and 'Richard & Judy', he became side-tracked from his book writing ambitions until one day he found himself having lunch at the offices of Bloomsbury. He mentioned the unpublished book to a nice lady called Sarah, who politely suggested that he should send in the first three chapters for her to look at. Gareth returned home and excitedly told his wife this news, who gently explained that the book he had written actually wasn’t very good, but reminded him that he had recently begun work on a much better idea. This turned out to be good advice.

In 2007 Bloomsbury published the first of four books in the series The Dragon Detective Agency and have since published The Thornthwaite Inheritance, Space Crime Conspiracy and The Considine Curse, for which he won the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012. Gareth has also written a shorter story, Perry’s 5, published by Barrington Stoke and a series of books called Ninja Meerkats, published by Stripes.

The Case of the Missing Cats was nominated for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. The Thornthwaite Inheritance has won the Hounslow Junior Book Award, the Calderdale Book Award, Leicester Children’s Book Award, Sefton Super Reads, Doncaster Book Award, Rotherham Children’s Book Award and Fantastic Book Award, Lancaster.

Gareth now divides his time between writing books, producing TV programmes, spending time with his wife and children, and playing the slightly ludicrous number of stringed instruments in his front room. He lives in Forest Hill, south east London.

Author's Website: https://www.garethwrites.co.uk/home/

Books Authored By Gareth P. Jones

Solve Your Own Mystery: The Missing Magic

Gareth P. Jones

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Snowy White

Gareth P. Jones

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£7.19 £7.99

Cindergorilla

Gareth P. Jones

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Rabunzel

Gareth P. Jones

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Dragon Detective: That's A Wrap!

Gareth P. Jones

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£6.29 £6.99

Dragon Detective: Sky High!

Gareth P. Jones

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£6.29 £6.99

Dragon Detective: School's Out!

Gareth P. Jones

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Dragon Detective: Catnapped!

Gareth P. Jones

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Invasion of the Giant Nits

Gareth P. Jones

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£5.39 £5.99

Cheese from Dimension Pong

Gareth P. Jones

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Revenge of the Atomic Burps

Gareth P. Jones

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Escape from Planet Bogey

Gareth P. Jones

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Beards from Outer Space

Gareth P. Jones

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Attack of the Alien Dung!

Gareth P. Jones

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The Thornthwaite Betrayal

Gareth P. Jones

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Death or Ice Cream?

Gareth P. Jones

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Rise of the Slippery Sea Monster

Gareth P. Jones

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£5.39 £5.99

Clash of the Rival Robots

Gareth P. Jones

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Attack of the Giant Sea Spiders

Gareth P. Jones

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£5.39 £5.99

The Leaky Battery Sets Sail

Gareth P. Jones

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No True Echo

Gareth P. Jones

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Constable & Toop

Gareth P. Jones

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The Dinosaurs are Having a Party!

Gareth P. Jones

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£10.79 £11.99

The Hammer of Thor

Gareth P. Jones

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£4.49 £4.99

The Society of Thirteen

Gareth P. Jones

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The Forbidden Palace

Gareth P. Jones

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£4.49 £4.99

Outback Attack

Gareth P. Jones

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Big City Bust-up

Gareth P. Jones

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£4.49 £4.99

The Tomb of Doom

Gareth P. Jones

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£4.49 £4.99

Ninja Meerkats 4 : Hollywood Showdown

Gareth P. Jones

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£4.49 £4.99

Ninja Meerkats 3 : Escape from Ice Mountain

Gareth P. Jones

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£4.49 £4.99

The Considine Curse

Gareth P. Jones

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Ninja Meerkats 2 : The Eye of the Monkey

Gareth P. Jones

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£4.49 £4.99

Ninja Meerkats 1 : The Clan of the Scorpion

Gareth P. Jones

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£4.49 £4.99

The Thornthwaite Inheritance

Gareth P. Jones

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