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Biography

Steve Cole is a best-selling children’s author whose sales exceed three million copies. His hugely successful Astrosaurs young fiction series has been a UK top-ten children’s bestseller and been published widely internationally. His several original Doctor Who novels have also been bestsellers. An original comedy, fantasy and adventure writer, Steve’s work includes a broad range of books, most recently the Secret Agent Mummy series for younger readers, Stop Those Monsters! and the explosive Young Bond titles Shoot to Kill and Heads You Die, with a further adventure for the teenage James Bond planned for publication later this year.

Much in demand for his energetic performances at events, Steve has appeared at Edinburgh, Hay, Cheltenham, Oxford, Bath, YALC and World Book Day’s Biggest Book Show on Earth. He has toured schools in Europe, America, the UAE, Australia and New Zealand, and featured at sci-fi and Doctor Who conventions from London to Los Angeles.

Books

Secret Agent Mummy: The Ghost of Tutankhamun

Steve Cole

Niall Rivers's life changed for ever when he met a strange, clumsy figure wrapped in bandages, and now his adventures with the last surviving ancient mummy detective continue, this time featuring Egypt's most famous boy king, Tutankhamun.

When King Tut's computer game obsession threatens to imprison Niall's reality in an Ancient Egyptian console for ever, it's time to call on a bit of mummy magic to help Niall to save the day. But will Sam's yearning for his old homeland conflict with his desire to help his new best friend?

Packed with black and white illustrations, real facts about Ancient Egypt, plus fun and action on every page, this is the fourth book in a brilliant new series by Steve Cole.

Secret Agent Mummy: The Hieroglyphs of Horror

Steve Cole

Niall Rivers's life changed for ever when he met a strange, clumsy figure wrapped in bandages, and now his adventures with the last surviving ancient mummy detective continue.

This time, the pair are up against: a bunch of snap-happy crocodiles; some spooky magic symbols; a tartan-clad McMummy and a power-mad Ancient Egyptian god.

Could it be CRUNCH TIME for the Secret Agent Mummy?

Packed with black and white illustrations, real facts about Ancient Egypt, plus fun and action on every page, this is the third book in a brilliant new series by Steve Cole.

Secret Agent Mummy: The Cleopatra Case

Steve Cole

One boy. One mummy. One mad, bad mission.

Cleopatra’s tomb has never been found – until NOW. And you won’t BELIEVE what’s been hiding inside.

Sam the SECRET AGENT MUMMY must take on: a statue that bites; an undead empress with unfinished business; terrifying intergalactic lizard-men; an ancient plot that threatens all life on Earth.

Luckily, Sam can call on his best friend and neighbour, Niall Rivers, for help. Together, they’ll save the planet for sure . . . WON’T THEY?

Secret Agent Mummy

Steve Cole

What could be crazier than a 2000-year-old Egyptian mummy detective moving in next door?

How about:
* An army of brainwashed baboons?
* A flying bandaged dog's-bottom?
* A talking cat goddess?
* An evil sorcerer from another world?

Somehow, Niall Rivers has got to deal with all of them.

Still, it's not the end of the world . . . Is it?

Packed with black and white illustrations, real facts about Ancient Egypt, plus fun and action on every page, this is the first book in a brilliant new series by Steve Cole.

Slime Squad Vs the Alligator Army

Steve Cole

Plog, Furp, Zill and Danjo aren't just monsters in a rubbish dump. They are crime-busting super-monsters, here to save their whiffy world!

There's a scary new super-villain about! Backed up by a monstrous army of mutant alligators, he's planning to take over Trashland. What a time for the Slime Squad to lose their special slimy powers . . . !

Slime Squad Vs The Supernatural Squid

Steve Cole

IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE SLIME, DON'T DO THE CRIME!

Plog, Furp, Zill and Danjo aren't just monsters in a rubbish dump. They are crime-busting super-monsters, here to save their whiffy world!

A sinister ghostly squid has been spotted at sea, attacking anything in sight - and then vanishing! What's going on? The Slime Squad are on the case - and they're going underwater!

It's time to fight crime with slime!

Slime Squad Vs The Killer Socks

Steve Cole

IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE SLIME, DON'T DO THE CRIME!

Plog, Furp, Zill and Danjo aren't just monsters in a rubbish dump. Together, they are the SLIME SQUAD - crime-busting super-monsters here to save their whiffy world!

There's trouble afoot in Whiffsville!

Giant fire-breathing sock monsters are on the rampage. Can the Slime Squad fight these foul fashion freaks before Trashland is destroyed?

It's time to fight crime with slime!

Slime Squad Vs The Toxic Teeth

Steve Cole

Mad scientist Godfrey Gunk had a dream - a dream of creating a whole safari park of monsters on an old rubbish dump. It didn't work. Little did Godfrey know that actually after he left the rubbish dump, his dream came true . . .

Meet the inhabitants of Trashland, a whole world full of different types of small slimy monsters who all live peacefully alongside each other - at least until now . . .

When the hideous Countess Kiss and her vile mouth monsters invade the Mouth Museum and steal all the teeth, the Slime Squad are rightly suspicious.

It's time to fight crime with slime!

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