Chris Priestley

Redwulf's Curse
  • Redwulf's Curse

  • Tom and Dr Harker are back and this time their adventure takes them outside London. They visit a friend in Norfolk, Mr Gibbs, who has recently unearthed fabulous Anglo-Saxon treasures from an archaeological excavation. They are believed to have belonged to the East Anglian king, Redwulf. Local legend tells of a ghostly guardian of the king's tomb and a curse against anyone who threatens it.

    When not one but two murders occur in the household, it is hard to dismiss the legend. As everyone feels threatened and the atmosphere of hostility increases, Tom and Harker investigate. Discovering in fact that Gibbs' wife is behind the attacks seems to explain what's been happening. But then Tom sees an unidentifiable figure in the mist . . .

    An exciting and atmospheric story set in the eighteenth-century and delving into our Anglo-Saxon past.

Chris Priestley is the author of three successful historical mystery adventures, set in the eighteenth century and following the adventures of a young boy called Tom Marlowe. The first in the series, DEATH AND THE ARROW, was shortlisted for an 'Edgar' mystery-writers award in the USA. Chris's first-ever book, DOG MAGIC!, was published by Young Corgi and shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. He has also written historical non-fiction for young readers. Chris is also an accomplished illustrator and cartoonist, whose work often appears in high-profile publications including THE NEW STATESMAN. He is married, with a young son.