This title is the fourth in the series of rip-roaring historical mysteries set in the cut-throat world of Elizabethan England. Boy-actor Ben Button is looking forward to leaving the chaos of London for a quiet visit to his family in rural Hornsey. But all is not right at home; the village has suffered a series of vicious robberies and Ben's granny is acting strangely...like she's hiding something. But it isn't until Ben learns that Daniel Cutter - Hornsey's most feared thief - has been released from prison, that he discovers his grandmother is hiding someone...Cutter himself.
When his granny's house is ransacked by a ruthless stranger searching for Cutter, Ben is drawn into a manhunt for a merciless criminal who will stop at nothing until he finds a mysterious treasure concealed somewhere in the village - a treasure to which only Cutter knows the whereabouts.
Readers will be gripped by this thrilling mystery, riddled with cunning clues and hidden secrets, set in the colourful and exhilarating world of Tudor England.
About the Author
John Pilkington acted and directed in a theatre company touring schools, before beginning his professional writing career with radio plays in the 1980s. He has since written plays for the theatre and television scripts for the BBC. He is also the author of a series of historical crime novels, and a non-fiction book, A Survival Guide for Writers . False Fire is his second children's book.
Series: Elizabethan Mysteries
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 27th November 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.204