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Books in the series: Raven Mysteries

Raven Mysteries: Vampires and Volts Book 4

Raven Mysteries: Vampires and Volts Book 4

Author: Marcus Sedgwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2011

Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. It's Halloween and the Otherhands are enjoying the Annual Pumpkin Hunt. And there are preparations to be made for the Great Halloween Ball. Minty is all a-fluster. Solstice is busy spraying fake cobwebs everywhere. Valevine is in charge of disorganising everyone's carefully laid plans, and Cudweed seems hungrier than ever and oddly preoccupied with 'fresh brains'. In fact when Silas, Valevine's long lost brother, turns up with Samantha, the Otherhands would be well-advised to check out their guests. It's not long before wily Edgar works out that there's a preponderance of vampires and not all of them have false teeth. Just when he's about to solve the latest mystery at Otherhand Castle, the lights go out... Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

Raven Mysteries: Lunatics and Luck Book 3

Raven Mysteries: Lunatics and Luck Book 3

Author: Marcus Sedgwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. Solstice and Cudweed are appalled to find their father has appointed a new school master. But things get even worse when the grumpy, viciously mean teacher actually arrives. The Otherhand children are sure there's something more to him than meets the eye - the trouble is, who will believe them? No one it seems. Except, perhaps, Edgar. Winner of the 2011 Blue Peter Book Award for Most Fun Story With Pictures, LUNATICS AND LUCK is the third story in this hilarious six book mystery series (with a touch of goth-froth) for 9 year olds from bestselling author, Marcus Sedgwick with quirky black and white line illustrations from new talent, Pete Williamson. Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

Raven Mysteries: Ghosts and Gadgets Book 2

Raven Mysteries: Ghosts and Gadgets Book 2

Author: Marcus Sedgwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. The rumblings and wailings from the Lost South Wing can no longer be ignored, as one by one, members of the castle are being found frozen, 'scared to death'. With mother, Minty, obsessing over her latest fad - sewing - and father, Valevine, busy experimenting with a machine to discover the Lost Otherhand treasure, it's up to aspiring ghost-hunters Solstice and Cudweed to solve the mystery. But as usual, things don't go quite as planned... It's just as well Edgar is there to save the day! Second in a brand new six book series of tales of mystery (with a touch of goth-froth) for 9 year olds from bestselling author, Marcus Sedgwick. With quirky black and white line illustrations from new talent, Pete Williamson. Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

Raven Mysteries: Flood and Fang Book 1

Raven Mysteries: Flood and Fang Book 1

Author: Marcus Sedgwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2018

Meet the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. Edgar is alarmed when he sees a nasty looking black tail slinking under the castle walls. But his warnings to the inhabitants of the castle go unheeded: Lord Valevine Otherhand is too busy trying to invent the unthinkable and discover the unknowable; his wife, Minty, is too absorbed in her latest obsession - baking; and ten-year-old Cudweed is running riot with his infernal pet monkey. Only Solstice, the black-haired, poetry-writing Otherhand daughter, seems to pay any attention. As the lower storeys of the castle begin mysteriously to flood, and kitchen maids continue to go missing, the family come ever closer to the owner of the black tail... Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

Raven Mysteries: Magic and Mayhem Book 5

Raven Mysteries: Magic and Mayhem Book 5

Author: Marcus Sedgwick, Pete Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2012

Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. A trip to the circus has far-reaching consequences for the Otherhands when Fellah goes missing. Before long the Castle is plagued by a duck, a suspect fortune teller, and several cartloads of lethal cabbages. The family is preoccupied: Valevine is busy inventing a cabbage-counting machine; Minty is waiting to hear the secrets of the universe; and Solstice has discovered that Cudweed is concealing three hundred and forty-two rabbits in his bedroom. When chaos strikes and thieves infiltrate the Castle, it falls to Edgar to extract his family from a very fluffy predicament. Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

Raven Mysteries: Flood and Fang Book 1

Raven Mysteries: Flood and Fang Book 1

Author: Marcus Sedgwick Format: CD-ROM Release Date: 16/04/2009

FLOOD AND FANG is the first of The Raven Mysteries, a series of adventures set in and around Otherhand Castle, featuring the odd doings of the strange Otherhand family, their acquaintances and servants. The stories are narrated by Edgar, an old, grumpy, but essentially good-natured, raven who is the guardian of the castle and has witnessed many comings and goings. Edgar is alarmed when he sees a nasty looking black tail slinking under the castle walls. Lord Valevine Otherhand will have his head in his books trying to invent the unthinkable and discover the unknowable. His wife Euphemia (Minty for short) will be busy being a spectacularly uninvolved parent - which leaves 10-year-old Cudweed at the mercy of Solstice his thin, black-haired teenage sister. Luckily for Cudweed and, as it turns out for Edgar, Solstice is also quite smart so she may be able to help. As the lower storeys of the castle begin mysteriously to flood, the habitable portion of the castle shrinks, bringing the family ever closer to the owner of the black tail...

Raven Mysteries: Flood and Fang Book 1

Raven Mysteries: Flood and Fang Book 1

Author: Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2009

Meet the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. Edgar is alarmed when he sees a nasty looking black tail slinking under the castle walls. But his warnings to the inhabitants of the castle go unheeded: Lord Valevine Otherhand is too busy trying to invent the unthinkable and discover the unknowable; his wife, Minty, is too absorbed in her latest obsession - baking; and ten-year-old Cudweed is running riot with his infernal pet monkey. Only Solstice, the black-haired, poetry-writing Otherhand daughter, seems to pay any attention. As the lower storeys of the castle begin mysteriously to flood, and kitchen maids continue to go missing, the family come ever closer to the owner of the black tail...First in a brand new six book series of tales of mystery (with a touch of goth-froth) for 9 year olds from bestselling author, Marcus Sedgwick. With quirky black and white line illustrations from new talent, Pete Williamson. Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

Raven Mysteries: Vampires and Volts Book 4

Raven Mysteries: Vampires and Volts Book 4

Author: Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2010

Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. It's Halloween and the Otherhands are enjoying the Annual Pumpkin Hunt. And there are preparations to be made for the Great Halloween Ball. Minty is all a-fluster. Solstice is busy spraying fake cobwebs everywhere. Valevine is in charge of disorganising everyone's carefully laid plans, and Cudweed seems hungrier than ever and oddly preoccupied with 'fresh brains'. In fact when Silas, Valevine's long lost brother, turns up with Samantha, the Otherhands would be well-advised to check out their guests. It's not long before wily Edgar works out that there's a preponderance of vampires and not all of them have false teeth...Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

Raven Mysteries: Ghosts and Gadgets Book 2

Raven Mysteries: Ghosts and Gadgets Book 2

Author: Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. The rumblings and wailings from the Lost South Wing can no longer be ignored, as one by one, members of the castle are being found frozen, 'scared to death'. With mother, Minty, obsessing over her latest fad - sewing - and father, Valevine, busy experimenting with a machine to discover the Lost Otherhand treasure, it's up to aspiring ghost-hunters Solstice and Cudweed to solve the mystery. But as usual, things don't go quite as planned...It's just as well Edgar is there to save the day! Second in a brand new six book series of tales of mystery (with a touch of goth-froth) for 9 year olds from bestselling author, Marcus Sedgwick. With quirky black and white line illustrations from new talent, Pete Williamson. Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk

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