Barnaby Grimes: Phantom of Blood Alley

Barnaby Grimes: Phantom of Blood Alley

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Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, high-stacking his way across the rooftops of his city in search of adventure and mystery. In each tale, he encounters a supernatural force and must battle the horrors that await him. In the fiercely competitive world of early photography, the rewards are immense but so are the risks. After an experiment goes disastrously wrong, Barnaby finds himself on the trail of a mad chemist with a talent for disappearing into thin air . . .show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 149g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552572969
  • 9780552572965
  • 2,114,335

About Paul Stewart

Chris Riddell (Author) Chris Riddell is an acclaimed artist of children's books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. Amongst other titles, Chris illustrates the Ottoline young fiction series and the Goth Girl series, as well as working closely with Paul Stewart on the Edge Chronicles and Wyrmeweald. He has won many awards for his work, including the Nestle Gold Award, the UNESCO Award for Something Else and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals.Paul Stewart (Author) Paul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers - everything from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. Together with Chris Riddell, he is co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, which has sold over three million books and is now available in over thirty languages. They are also co-creators of the Far-Flung Adventure series, which includes Fergus Crane, Gold Smarties Prize Winner, Corby Flood and Hugo Pepper, Silver Nestle Prize Winners, and the Barnaby Grimes Series.show more

Review quote

"Fabulous illustrations by Chris Riddell, of course . . . A real page turner" * Junior Education Plus * "This is a terrific tale and a real page-turner" * Families Magazine * "Once again Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell have produced a well written and thoroughly enjoyable gothic novel. The illustrations complement the book beautifully and bring the characters and action to life" * School Librarian *show more

Back cover copy

' I have suffered the torments of hell,' whispered the phantom. 'Now it is your turn, Barnaby Grimes.' Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, the best in the business, delivering anything and everything all over town. But when Clarissa Oliphant, duelling governess, gives him an assignment, Barnaby is pitched into a world of double-dealing, thwarted dreams and twisted ambition. There is a phantom at large with murder on his mind and, tick-tock, Barnaby is running out of time. A blood-chilling tale of death and deception. Who is the Phantom of Blood Alley? From the creators of the bestselling Edge Chronicles.show more

Review Text

"This is a terrific tale and a real page-turner"show more

Rating details

179 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 27% (48)
4 39% (70)
3 32% (57)
2 2% (4)
1 0% (0)
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