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  • Published: 1 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552564090
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

A Skull in Shadows Lane


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Another tense, gripping wartime story from award-winning author Robert Swindells.

The war has just ended in the tiny village of Coney Cley, and Josh and his gang are desperate for some excitement. When they head for the eerie, abandoned Shadows Lane to explore a deserted house, they find more than they bargained for - a human tooth. Then a creepy, skeletal face appears at a dark window . . .

Believing there's a skeleton haunting Shadows Lane, the children are shocked to learn the truth about 'Boney' - he's an escaped prisoner of war. But someone else is also hiding in the village - someone much more dangerous.

Tense and chilling, this is another fantastically gripping tale from the award-winning author of Room 13 and Stone Cold.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552564090
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Robert Swindells

ROBERT SWINDELLS left school at fifteen to work on a local newspaper. At seventeen, he joined the RAF for three years, then trained and worked as a teacher. He went on to become the author of a number of bestselling titles for the Random House children's list, and in 1994 he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD.

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Praise for A Skull in Shadows Lane

“It's beautifully-written, short and to the point, with sparkling, pithy dialogue and a tense plot . . . Although this story engages with serious and frightening themes, it's also incredibly uplifting”

Jill Murphy, The Bookbag

“The magic has not dimmed!”

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