Are bogles eating the missing children of Old London? Ghostbusters meets Dickens in this charming-yet-creepy middle-grade adventure, first in a trilogy.
About the Author
Catherine Jinks is the Australian author of many award-winning and internationally recognised books for adults, young adults and kids, written in a wide range of genres (including murder mysteries, historical fiction, horror and science fiction). Her body of writing encompasses more than 30 titles and she has garnered many awards, including the CBCA Book of the Year Award, the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction and the Davitt Award for Crime Fiction. She has been writing books since she was eight years old - and doesn t expect to stop writing them any time soon.
CATHERINE JINKS was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1963. She grew up in Papua New Guinea and later spent four years studying medieval history at the University of Sydney. After working for several years in a bank, she married a Canadian journalist and lived for a short time in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is now a full-time writer, residing in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales with her husband Peter and their daughter Hannah.Catherine is a three-time winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award, and has also won a Victorian Premier's Literature Award, the Ena Noel Award for Children's Literature, and an Aurealis Award for Science Fiction. In 2001 she was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Children's Literature. www.catherinejinks.com
"Jinks opens her projected trilogy in high style, offering a period melodrama replete with colorful characters, narrow squeaks and explosions of ectoplasmic goo."
—Kirkus, starred review