A great gift to get boys reading


LUKE HOLLANDS is a former lion tamer, motorcycle stunt-rider and ruler of a small South American country. He is also a compulsive liar. He learnt how to tell tall tales while interviewing famous politicians, celebrities and criminals as a newspaper journalist. Thinking he should get a proper job he joined the BBC. Since then he has produced and presented quirky radio documentaries, appeared in the odd drama and danced on television dressed as a giant bear. He now makes wildlife films, some of which he briefly appears in, and has travelled the world, swimming in shark-infested waters, tramping through crocodile-stuffed lagoons and being eaten alive by various species of nibbling insect. Surprisingly for Luke, everything apart from the first two sentences of this biography is actually true.

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Peregrine Harker book data

Paperback £7.99  €11.75  US$12.95

ISBN: 978-1-907230-44-8

E-book £4.99  €5.99  US$6.99

ISBN: 978-1-907230-49-3

Published by Sparkling Books

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Peregrine Harker & the Black Death

Luke Hollands


This book has it all.

Peregrine Harker is about to learn you're never too young to die.


London 1908: A secret society stalks the murky streets, a deadly assassin lurks in the shadows and a series of unexplained deaths are linked by a mystery symbol…

When boy-detective Peregrine Harker stumbles across a gruesome murder he sparks a chain of events that drag him on a rip-roaring journey through a world of spluttering gas lamps, thick fog, deadly secrets and dastardly villains.

Every step of Peregrine’s white-knuckle adventure brings him closer to the vile heart of a terrifying mystery – the true story behind the Brotherhood of the Black Death.

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Praise for Peregrine Harker & The Black Death

 “A great middle-grade mystery novel that will keep readers hooked from the first page. Well done!” Jenni French, Morgan County Library, USA

“Great story. I will recommend it to my middle school readers.” Librarian, USA

Such a great fast paced book... FUN FUN read!!!” Love to Read Always book blog

"One hell of a lot of fun! Readers of all ages will gobble up this non-stop rip roaring adventure – don’t miss this one!" – Bill Baker, Educator, USA

 "I am so excited to discover an adventure book with a boy for the protagonist/narrator. Peregrine is such a great character and one I think middle grade students (especially boys) will fall in love with. The story is highly imaginative and original, and I love how the plot was fast paced." The Hopeful Heroine Blog


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