Killing Ground

Book 1 in my new 2017 Defenders series out NOW

ISBN 9781781127292

The past is closer than Nadiya and Seth think …

Everyone is freaked out when circles of scorched earth start appearing in Halifax – on the moors, the parks and even the football pitches.  Seth is most disturbed of all – he sees the shadows of the past.  But when he looks into a Viking’s murderous eyes and smells the stink of burning flesh, Seth knows he must stop this cycle of supernatural suffering.  With his friend Nadiya, can he discover the dark history behind the forces attacking their town?

Great way into : KS2 Vikings and Anglo-Saxons

Read Chapter 1 of Killing Ground here

“plenty of adventure, jeopardy, blood and thunder and mixing it all in with a good dollop of the country’s favourite spectator sport… There are echoes here of Alan Garner and just a hint of the mystery behind Harry Potter – and that should be enough to get anyone reading.” The Letterpress Project

With illustrations by David Shepard

Published by Barrington Stoke, June 2017

Available now from your local library, bookshops, Amazon and Kindle.

Defenders is a new trilogy:
Book 1 –  Killing Ground out NOW!
Book 2  – Dark Arena out August
Book 3  – Pitch Invasion out November

defenders-dark-arenaSeth and Nadiya specialise in solving ghostly hauntings at football venues, set in:

  • Yorkshire
  • London
  • Cornwall



defenders-pitch-invasionAnd each book ties into a KS2 history theme:

  • Iron Age Celts
  • Roman Britain
  • Vikings and Anglo-Saxons




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