Tag Archives | Mystery

Alone Vol 10: The Machine For Undying

By Gazzotti & Vehlmann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184427 Writing stories with young children is problematic. They don’t necessarily have the world view, the vocabulary or the interest in what’s going on around them to shape the narrative in the manner the writer needs them to, so it’s not uncommon for the child’s behaviour to come […]

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Cassandra Dark By Posy Simmonds - Review

Cassandra Darke

By Posy Simmonds Publisher: Jonathan Cape ISBN: 9780224089098 This review was  published in issue 533 of The Jester magazine, August 2019. Review by Simon Chadwick.   Pete Shea wrote to me recently to ask if I’ve ever reviewed a Posy Simmonds book and recommended Cassandra Darke having just finished it. Well, I haven’t, so here […]

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King Coo: The Curse Of The Mummy’s Gold

By Adam Stower Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781788450522 Every now and then you come across a book that sits slightly outside the norm, and this is very much one of those. Aimed at kids, this combines prose with comic-style storytelling. And it’s about a girl called King Coo who has a beard and lives […]

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The Magic Order: Book One

By Millar & Coipel Publisher: Image ISBN: 9781534308718 The first thing that strikes you about this book is the sheer abundance of Netflix logos all across it. And with good reason. The digital behemoth has snapped up Mark Millar’s increasingly varied set of stories and set him loose on yet more, so although the comics […]

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Trent Vol 4: The Valley Of Fear

By Rodolphe & Leo Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183949 Somewhere up in the frozen Canadian north a railway construction camp is trying to make its way through some uneven terrain, including blasting a tunnel through a mountain. Dangerous work at the best of times, but the work crew are spooked by a string of bad luck […]

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Alone Vol 9: Before The Midnight Child

By Gazzotti & Vehlmann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184106 There was a point with Alone, a few volumes back, where the children’s predicament was explained and the whole rationale of a world without adults given context. I felt it was the first wobble in what’s been a fantastic series to date. My fear was that we […]

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