On a freezing morning four drunken students stumble upon the body of a woman in the snow. Rosie has been raped, stabbed and left for dead in a cemetery. The only suspects are the four young men now stained with her blood. Twenty-five years later the police mount a cold-case review of Rosie's unsolved murder, and the four are still suspects. But when two of them die in suspicious circumstances, it seems that someone is pursuing their own brand of justice....
"Wonderful novel which is so well narrated"
Elliot's mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?
The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, maintenance spiders and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains crisscross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling is a petty thief from Thunder City. So when mysterious stranger Raven sends Zen on a mission to infiltrate the emperor's train, he jumps at the chance to cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. But the Great Network is a dangerous place....
"Wonderful new world created by Philip Reeve"
Darkus is miserable. His dad has disappeared, and now he is living next door to the most disgusting neighbours ever. A giant beetle called Baxter comes to his rescue. But can the two solve the mystery of his dad's disappearance, especially when links emerge to cruel Lucretia Cutter and her penchant for beetle jewellery? A coffee-mug mountain, home to a million insects, could provide the answer - if Darkus and Baxter are brave enough to find it.
Young Bond is back - in his most action-packed, explosive adventure yet. Something terrible is happening in Tinseltown...
"Definitely one of the best YBs so far"
When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral, and Joe's speech becomes famous all over the world! Before long people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go...and that's how an ordinary boy like Joe ends up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start!
"Theo age 9"
After successfully thwarting a dastardly plan to steal rare marine animals, Ben and Fee MacTavish feel they can relax and continue learning all about nautical life onboard School Ship Tobermory. But it's not long before their everyday routine is interrupted by an extraordinary event. The crew find themselves embroiled in another adventure that leads them to a small island in the Caribbean, where they learn about Captain Macbeth's past and come face to face with modern-day pirates.
Wonder at the puzzling disappearance of the Jewelled Moth! Marvel as our heroines, Sophie and Lil, don cunning disguises, mingle in high society and munch many cucumber sandwiches to solve this curious case! Applaud their bravery as they follow a trail of terrible secrets that leads straight to London's most dangerous criminal mastermind, and could put their own lives at risk too....
When 13-year-old Lily's inventor father vanishes on a routine Zeppelin flight, Lily's determined to find out the truth behind his disappearance. But she's not the only one searching for her father; there are silver-eyed men in the shadows who will stop at nothing to find him. With Robert, the local clockmaker's son, Lily travels to London, where they soon discover that she holds the key to the mystery...a mystery closer to Lily's heart than she could have ever imagined.
His name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods keep throwing him curveballs: for starters, academic probation. The coveted Miracle Report is the key to everything, including a good grade. It's dirty business. It's best you know nothing. But one thing is for sure: Timmy Failure will be triumphant again!
You are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of Sinclair's department store! Enter a world of bonbons, hats, perfumes and mysteries around every corner. Wonder at the daring theft of the priceless Clockwork Sparrow! Tremble as the most dastardly criminals in London enact their wicked plans! Gasp as our bold heroines, Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lilian Rose, crack codes, devour iced buns and vow to bring the villains to justice....
"Great Characters - Fast Paced Plot"
A flash of lightning illuminates a horrific sight. What his school claims was a tragic accident James Bond suspects was murder. In search of the truth - and revenge - Bond risks his life to learn of a new secret weapon that could change the course of history. The trail leads across Europe to a ruthless warmonger who stands ready to unleash hell upon the world. To survive, James must brave traps, trials and terrifying experiments - and triumph over his most powerful opponent yet.
"A good entry in a very good series!"
Rosie the Not-so-Little Princess has always loved Gilbert, her royal teddy bear. But she feels she's a bit too old for him now and decides to stop playing with him. But then Gilbert goes missing and has a very strange adventure indeed. Will Rosie ever get her teddy back?
He can travel through time using a stinky sandwich. And now he's in big trouble! Because his evil brother, Bravo, has stolen the sandwich and is biting his way through time, causing chaos. It's up to Compton and his bungling mate, Bryan, to stop Bravo before time runs out and the universe implodes. Yes, really.
The squirrels Jed, TsTs, and Chai are the very best of friends. So when Jed is snatched up by a hawk and carried away to another realm, TsTs and Chai resolve to go after him. New communities are discovered, new friends are made, huge danger is encountered (both manmade and of the fox and bobcat variety) and mysteries are revealed.
Before the man became the legend. Before the boy became the man. Young Bond is back - and his fate will be decided by the flip of a coin: heads or tails - live or die.
"Once Again A Good Story, Brilliantly Read."
Barry's mum has become a bit of celebrity, and now he can't go anywhere without seeing a poster of her wiggling her bum in a pair of jeans. It's so annoy-embarrassing, and everyone at school is making fun of him. But you can't keep Barry down for long! With the help of his napkin collection and a snail called Snailypoos, Barry is determined to prove once and for all that he is not a loser.
When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long the 'shop from nowhere' and its owner, Mr Silver, draw Daniel into a breath-taking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms - containing wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined.
Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house, they have jobs and they love to have a giggle. One slight difference: they're hyenas. That's right - covered in fur, tails tucked into their trousers, and they really like to laugh. So far the Bolds have managed to keep things under wraps. But the nosy man next door smells a rat. Could this be the end of Teddington's best-kept secret?
The Race to the Top of the World comes around once in a lifetime. The prize? Your heart's desire. Shen and Sika can't resist the chance to win. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters and a gang of particularly hungry yetis. But Shen and Sika have something the other contestants don't have: 66 pugs. That's a 264-paw-powered sled.