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Death and the Arrow

Death and the Arrow

by Chris Priestley

Publisher Doubleday

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Fifteen-year-old Tom helps his father run a print shop in London. When he and old Dr Harker hear of a curious murder in the City, with the victim pierced by an arrow and holding a card of "Death and the Arrow", they are intrigued. And as more victims are discovered, the mystery closes more tightly. London, 1715. The air is black with soot. The murky alleyways of the City are crowded with people from all walks of life. In the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral, there are rumours of a gruesome murder. - The victim - was 'beskewered by an arrow right through his heart,' a NEWSPAPER-HAWKER cries. Even in a city where crime is commonplace, this catches the attention of young Tom Marlowe as he passes by on an errand. News of further victims is soon heard, each said to have been pierced by an ARROW and left holding an odd illustrated card. Tom is fascinated and repelled by the strange events. When the mystery UNEXPECTEDLY intrudes into his own life, he feels compelled to investigate...

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About the Author

Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley decided at the age of nine that the thing he most wanted was to write and illustrate his own book.


Throughout his career he has exhibited as a painter and provided illustrations for theatre posters, books and TV, as well as cartoons for newspapers including The Times and the Observer, but in 2000 Dog Magic!, the first book he had both written and illustrated, was nominated for the Children's Book Award.


He has since written many more titles for children, including the wonderfully eerie Tales of Terror series which has been published in many languages around the world and his individual and imaginative reinventions of classics such as Frankenstein (Mister Creecher), The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (The Dead Men Stood Together) and A Christmas Carol (The Last of the Spirits) for a younger audience.


His work also includes the comic Maudlin Towers series and the YA titles Everything That Isn't This and Superpowerless the latter reflecting a lifelong love of comics.


Described by the Times as a 'modern master of suspense' and 'the master of contemporary macabre' by the Independent, Chris Priestley lives with his family in Cambridge.


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