Tyrant

Watch the brilliant series trailer!   The 3rd book in The Peck Chronicles… The odds are stacked heavily against James Peck and the wizard-goldfish Mendel. One year on from their extraordinary Denthan adventure, the zany villagers of Drumfintley find themselves the last line of defence against an invasion of Earth. The scale of the threat becomes…


Genre: Action, Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: The Peck Chronicles | Subjects: adventure, Asthma, discovery, Family, Journey, Loss
Illustrated by Ida Henrich

Citadel

Watch the brilliant series trailer! The 2nd book in The Peck Chronicles… The Hedra wizard Dendralon sees the impending destruction of Denthan as an opportunity to increase his power. James Peck is intent on stopping him. He needs to journey to the Eden Tree, deep in the Forest of Eldane. If he can find the…


Genre: Action, Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: The Peck Chronicles | Subjects: adventure, Asthma, Denthan, discovery, Family, Journey, Loss, Paul Murdoch. The Peck Chronicles. fantasy

North of Porter

Aliens. Abductions. Genuine designer bags. Teenager Porter Minter arrives in Castlecrankie in a car that has no door handles. In the boot is a suitcase. In the suitcase is a boy. In the boy is the future and the past. The Armpit of the Universe wasn’t Porter’s destination of choice, he’s been dragged there. And…


Genre: Coming of Age, Fiction, Murky, Mystery, SciFi, Strident, Weirdness, Young Adult
Series: The Castlecrankie Chronicles | Subjects: Acceptance, aliens, Diversity, JFK

Windscape

Windscape is an eco thriller that explores the passions on both sides of the wind farm debate. Young Jenny MacLeod’s father is about to lose the family farm because of mounting debts. The only way for her and her father to keep their beautiful Hushwish Bay island home is to sign up to a wind turbine…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Danger, Eco, Fiction, Mystery, Strident, Thriller
Subjects: Acceptance, Diversity, Eco, Journey, self-awareness

The Sons of Rissouli

The Danny Lansing Adventures, book 1 Adrenaline at your fingertips! Watch: Trailer for The Sons of Rissouli and Red, White & Black by Matt Cartney When Danny goes to live with his cool Uncle Angus, he knows life will never be the same again. But he doesn’t expect to be catapulted into a world of guns, explosions and high-speed chases.…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Fiction, Strident, Thriller, Travel
Series: The Danny Lansing Adventures | Subjects: Africa, discovery, Investigating, journalism, Journey, Roadtrip

The Enchanted Riddle

Thirteen years ago baby Daphne was found outside London’s all-girl Orphanage of St Jude. Insecure and emotionally guarded she has grown up longing to fulfil two dreams: to discover her family; and to become a star ballerina. When she receives from an anonymous sender a book containing a tantalising riddle and a magical pair of…


Genre: Coming of Age, Fiction, Historical, Mystery, Strident
Subjects: Dance, London, Paris, theatre, triumph

The Curse of Can-Balam

The Danny Lansing Adventures, book 3 Adrenaline at your fingertips! A lost city, a legendary treasure and a brutal curse. All lie at the centre of a tangle of lies…and worse. There could be any number of explanations for the sudden disappearance of Angus’s archaeologist friend into the Central American rainforest. Crocodiles, jaguars…even Guatemalan drug smugglers. With…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Danger, Fiction, Mystery, Strident
Series: The Danny Lansing Adventures | Subjects: Belize, jungle, South America

The Comet’s Child

For as long as anyone can remember there have been rumours about the return of a chosen one. When Fin discovers the prophecies point to him he is scared at first. He resolves to learn the truth about his origins and uncover the secrets surrounding his birth; only then can he embrace his true destiny.…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Srident
Subjects: discovery, Family, Journey

Talisman

Watch the brilliant series trailer! The 1st book in The Peck Chronicles – a major new 9+ fantasy adventure series James stands alone, high on a Scottish hillside. He stares down at a massive, three-toed footprint…and the crushed animal within it. Is the creature that formed it responsible for James’s father’s sudden and unexplained disappearance?…


Genre: Action, Adventure, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Strident
Series: The Peck Chronicles | Subjects: Asthma, discovery, Family, Journey, Loss

Spider

Catalyst Book Award winnerWatch: Trailer for the novels of Linda Strachan WINNER OF THE 2010 CATALYST BOOK AWARD. Spider is on his last warning. If he’s caught joyriding again he’ll be sent down, no questions asked. He’s trying to stick to the straight and narrow but his girlfriend Deanna and mate Andy reckon he should risk one…


Genre: Coming of Age, Crime, Danger, Fiction, Strident, Teen
Series: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions | Subjects: cars, crime, Family, Loss, teenagers

Red, White & Black

For 65 years, the wreckage of an aeroplane has lain scattered on a remote Norwegian mountainside – a poignant and lonely memorial to the failure of its clandestine wartime mission. But when Danny and his uncle, Angus, discover that secret wartime documents are rumoured to have been within the plane, they decide they must investigate.…


Genre: Adventure, Coming of Age, Danger, Fiction, Strident, Thriller, Travel
Series: The Danny Lansing Adventures | Subjects: art, crime, discovery, journalism, Journey, Nazis, Norway, Poland, self-awareness, war

Nothing

“From the moment you are born you start to die.” So says Pierre Anthon when he decides there is no meaning to life, leaves the classroom, climbs a plum tree and stays there. His friends and classmates cannot get him to come down – not even by pelting him with rocks. To prove to him…


Genre: Coming of Age, Existential, Fiction, Modern classic, Strident, Young Adult
Subjects: celebrity, Meaning of life, self-awareness

Jessica Haggerthwaite: Witch Dispatcher

Branford Boase shortlistImagine if your mother was a witch! ‘Jessica thought for the thousandth time it was a terrible nuisance having a witch for a mother. Other people’s mothers had sensible hobbies. They did not go around pretending they could charm warts, or offer potions for ingrowing toe-nails. Nor did they dress up in long black…


Genre: Coming of Age, Existential, Fiction, Modern classic, Morality tales, Strident
Subjects: belief, Family, Humour, Science, witches
Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

Don’t Judge Me

The incendiary new novel from award-winning Linda Strachan. We all make snap judgements, about our friends, people we meet and other people’s motives. But what if we’re wrong? What if a life depends on getting it right? Take 4 teens, an arsonist, an unreliable witness and four different motives. With life and death on the…


Genre: Coming of Age, Crime, Danger, Fiction, Strident
Series: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions | Subjects: Arson, crime, Investigating, Vulnerability

Dead Boy Talking

Josh has 25 minutes left to live. Yesterday he stabbed his best mate and now it’s happened to him. Lying alone in a pool of blood Josh hasn’t much time to think, but there are things he can’t get out of his head. Where is his girlfriend, Skye? What happened to his missing brother? And…


Genre: Coming of Age, Crime, Danger, Fiction, Strident
Series: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions | Subjects: crime, Investigating, Knife crime

Cat’s Paw

Pashki: the ancient Egyptian art of moving like a cat. The Cat Kin: London’s most unusual after-school club. The Cat Kin are not the only ones with extraordinary skills. Ben Gallagher has stumbled on a far more sinister gang, ruled over by a man with a horrific past. Deep beneath the city streets hides the deadly…


Genre: Adventure, Animals, Coming of Age, Danger, Fiction, Strident, Thriller
Series: Cat Kin Trilogy | Subjects: Animal rights, crime, Loss

Cat’s Cradle

Pashki, the art of moving like a cat, has survived for more than two thousand years. So has something else. Ben has a problem. After years of separation, his mum and dad are back together, and he doesn’t want to miss a moment of it. The trouble is, Tiffany is now a girl with a…


Genre: Adventure, Animals, Coming of Age, Crime, Danger, Fiction, Strident, Thriller
Series: Cat Kin Trilogy | Subjects: Animal rights, cats, crime

Bad Faith

Life’s easy for Cassandra. The privileged daughter of a rector, she’s been protected from the extremist gangs who enforce the One Church’s will. Her boyfriend Ming is a bad influence, of course, with infidel parents who are constantly in trouble with the religious authorities. But Cass has no intention of letting their different backgrounds drive…


Genre: Action, Coming of Age, Crime, Dystopia, Existential, Fiction, Satire, Strident, Thriller
Subjects: crime, Meaning of life