A Skull in Shadows Lane

A Skull in Shadows Lane

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The war has just ended in the tiny village of Coney Cley, and Josh and his gang are desperate for some excitement. When they head for the eerie, abandoned Shadows Lane to explore a deserted house, they find more than they bargained for - a human tooth. Then a creepy, skeletal face appears at a dark window . . . Believing there's a skeleton haunting Shadows Lane, the children are shocked to learn the truth about 'Boney' - he's an escaped prisoner of war. But someone else is also hiding in the village - someone much more dangerous. Tense and chilling, this is another fantastically gripping tale from the award-winning author of Room 13 and Stone Cold.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552564095
  • 9780552564090
  • 528,983

Review quote

"It's beautifully-written, short and to the point, with sparkling, pithy dialogue and a tense plot . . . Although this story engages with serious and frightening themes, it's also incredibly uplifting" -- Jill Murphy * The Bookbag * "The magic has not dimmed!" * Carousel *show more

About Robert Swindells

ROBERT SWINDELLS left school at fifteen to work on a local newspaper. At seventeen, he joined the RAF for three years, then trained and worked as a teacher. He went on to become the author of a number of bestselling titles for the Random House children's list, and in 1994 he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD.show more

Review Text

"It's beautifully-written, short and to the point, with sparkling, pithy dialogue and a tense plot . . . Although this story engages with serious and frightening themes, it's also incredibly uplifting"show more

Back cover copy

Something moved at an upstairs window . . . Nothing ever happens in the tiny village of Coney Cley. At least, that's what eleven-year-old Josh and his sister Jinty think. Until their trip down Shadows Lane. For there, within the walls of an isolated, crumbling cottage, something - someone - is hiding. Josh and Jinty are about to discover a shocking secret, which they must keep hidden at all costs . . . Tense and chilling, this is a fantastically gripping tale from Carnegie-award-winning author Robert Swindells.show more

Rating details

20 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 20% (4)
4 30% (6)
3 25% (5)
2 25% (5)
1 0% (0)
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