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    Constable and Toop (Paperback) By (author) Gareth P. Jones, Cover design or artwork by Aron Wiesenfeld

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    DescriptionSam Toop lives in a funeral parlour, blessed (or cursed) with an unusual gift. While his father buries the dead, Sam is haunted by their constant demands for attention. Trouble is afoot on the 'other side' - there is a horrible disease that is mysteriously imprisoning ghosts into empty houses in the world of the living. And Sam is caught in the middle - will he be able to bring himself to help? Blue Peter Award winner Gareth P. Jones has woven a darkly comic story, a wonderfully funny adventure that roams the grimy streets of Victorian London.


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    Title
    Constable and Toop
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gareth P. Jones, Cover design or artwork by Aron Wiesenfeld
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781471400117
    ISBN 10: 1471400115
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: F9+
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AK
    BIC subject category V2: YFD
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D3N79
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC subject category V2: YFQ
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415, ENGL3095, KIND1443
    BIC E4L: HUM
    BIC subject category V2: 5AK
    BISAC V2.8: JUV018000, JUV019000
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: YFQ, YFD
    Publisher
    Hot Key Books
    Imprint name
    Hot Key Books
    Publication date
    04 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gareth divides his time between writing books, producing TV programmes, spending time with his wife and son, Herbie, and playing the slightly ludicrous number of stringed instruments in his front room. He recently won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Prize 2012 for THE CONSIDINE CURSE. THE CASE OF THE MISSING CATS, the first book in The Dragon Detective Agency series, was nominated for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. THE THORNTHWAITE INHERITANCE won the Hounslow Junior Book Award, the Calderdale Book Award, Leicester Children's Book Award, Sefton Super Reads, Doncaster Book Award, Rotherham Children's Book Award, and Fantastic Book Award, Lancaster. Follow Gareth at www.garethwrites.co.uk or on twitter: @jonesgarethp
    Review quote
    Funny, gruesome and scary, with the great setting of a funeral parlour, this is an action packed adventure full of the darker and dirtier details of life in Victorian London. -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids With an appealingly gothic setting, this pacey and exciting mystery perfectly blends comedy with the dark, spooky and supernatural. There are plenty of funny and gruesome moments that will appeal to young readers; but this is also a well-researched, thoughtful and compassionate novel, that takes inspiration from the Victorian preoccupation with mourning and death. Jones skilfully manages a complex series of interlocking storylines and an engaging cast of characters in this witty, action-packed and hugely entertaining ghost story. Booktrust This is a wonderful tale of crime, retribution and spiritualism, set in a richly historical London full of Fagin-like thieves and bent policemen. Jones balances the razor-sharp wit and huge cast of characters with a genuinely gory and chilling underbelly that asks questions about life and death. And is very funny... Daily Mail