Next month we’ll be publishing The Black Crow Conspiracy by Christopher Edge – the thrilling final volume in the acclaimed Twelve Minutes to Midnight trilogy.
And today you can find out how the conclusion to this fantastically gripping, wonderfully atmospheric series begins – we’ve posted the first chapter!
An absolutely brilliant set of books for 10+ readers who like suspense, mystery and intrigue, the Twelve Minutes to Midnight trilogy is the recipient of a Stockport School’s Book Award (for the first volume), a shortlisting for the Lambeth Phoenix Book Award, and inclusion in the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge and Bookbuzz Programme. The Telegraph described the second book in the series, Shadows of the Silver Screen, as “a serious (and playful) intelligent historical thriller for children.”
In this final episode, the year is 1902. London is looking forward to the new King’s coronation and ignoring the threat of war from across the sea…
Penelope Tredwell, the pen behind bestselling author, Montgomery Flinch, is cursed with writer’s block. She needs a sensational new story or her magazine, The Penny Dreadful, will go under. So when a mysterious letter arrives, confessing to an impossible crime, Penny thinks she has found a plot to enthrall her readers: the theft of the Crown Jewels by the diabolical Black Crow.
Ghostly apparitions, kidnap and treason – this is the stuff of great stories. But what if it’s all true?
… And without further ado, here’s chapter one!
The Black Crow Conspiracy won’t be available in shops until January 9, but you can pre-order it online from Waterstones here. And if you’re new to this fantastic trilogy, you can find out how all it begins below with the first chapter for Twelve Minutes to Midnight: