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The second in this thrilling, breathtaking series full of intrigue and horror. Perfect for fans of The Edge Chronicles.

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and high-stacking around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. A fantastic romp through a Dickensian-style city, with a wonderful new hero in the guise of Barnaby.

After collecting a strange parcel from a deserted ship in the fog of the docks, and delivering it to the local schoolmaster, Barnaby thinks he's earned a moment to sit on the rooftops and eat his favourite pasty. But soon he realises that all is not well at the school - but is the problem quite as he expects it? A gruesome tale of a school overrun by a terrible curse - who will survive?

Reviews

...pace is breathless and Riddell's illustrations are stunning.

Irish Times

This is an engaging, nail-biter of a thriller, greatly enhanced by Riddell's atmospheric illustrations.

Irish Examiner

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  • EBook

    9781448101122

    May 30, 2012

    RHCP Digital

    224 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780552556224

    September 1, 2008

    Corgi Childrens

    224 pages

    RRP $15.99

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