Wild Boy and the Black Terror (Wild Boy #2)
|Author:||Rob Lloyd Jones|
This is the second in a series of pacy mystery-adventure stories for 9+ readers, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London. A new sensation grips London - a poisoner who strikes without a trace, leaving victims mad with terror...and then dead. Is there a cure for the BLACK TERROR? To find out, Wild Boy and Clarissa must catch the killer. Their hunt will lead them from the city's vilest slums to its grandest palaces, and to a darkness at the heart of its very highest society. Dripping with atmosphere and gothic gore, Wild Boy and the Black Terror will appeal to fans of Sherlock Holmes, gothic horror and all things murderous and mysterious. Wild Boy was published to great acclaim, was widely reviewed and has been longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Rob Lloyd Jones, a newcomer to children's fiction, lives in the UK; he loves to publicise his books.
Rob Lloyd Jones never wanted to be a writer when he grew up - he wanted to be Indiana Jones. So he studied Egyptology and archaeology, and went on expeditions to strange places. But all he found were interesting stories, so he decided to write them down. Wild Boy and the Black Terror is his second novel, although he's written about thirty other books for children, including historical non-fiction and adaptations of such classics as Jekyll and Hyde. Rob lives in East Sussex with his wife and young son, who has big eyes like Wild Boy but is not as hairy...