Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Chase through the streets of Elizabethan London in this historical adventure from the creator of Alex Rider. London is dirty, distant and dangerous...but that's where orphan Tom Falconer is heading. And he's got a whole assortment of vicious criminals hot on his heels. Tom is helpless and alone until he meets Moll Cutpurse, a thirteen-year-old pickpocket. Together they find themselves chased across the city by the murderous Ratsey. But it's only on the first night of a new play - The Devil and his Boy - that Tom realizes that the fate of the Queen and indeed the entire country rests in his hands. This title is reissued with a cover by Tony Ross in time for the celebrations of Shakespeare's birthday.
"A first-class children's novelist... a cracking historical adventure... Thrilling." (TES) "Fact-tinged fiction at its gripping best." (The Mail on Sunday)"
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most popular contemporary children's writers, and his Alex Rider series is enjoyed by millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed Diamond Brothers detective stories, as well as the bestselling The Power of Five books. Anthony has won many major awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards and the Red House Children's Book Award. He also writes extensively for TV, with programmes including Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and most recently Collision. Anthony lives in London, EC2.