The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

By Author / Illustrator

Philip Pullman


Mystery & Detective

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Penguin Random House Children's UK




Paperback / softback




Benny, Thunderbolt, Bridie, Sharky and the Peretti twins are a mixed bunch of vagabonds and urchins who come together to form the New Cut Gang in two comic tales of stolen silver and skulduggery. Fake coins are turning up all over Lambeth and the finger of suspicion is pointing at Thunderbolt's dad - could he really be the forger? The crime-busting New Cut Gang come to the rescue! And when just two clues - a blob of wax and a Swedish match - are discovered at the scene of a break-in, the children find themselves on the trail of an extremely cunning criminal. Set in late Victorian London, these gripping thrillers have now been put together in a single volume - with new illustrations throughout from \"Horrible Histories\" illustrator, Martin Brown.


Jessica - Age 11

I like the fact that when they find out that the sniper (someone who is making false coins) is in their town and they want to find out who it is. Everybody thinks that Thunder Bolt's dad is the sniper because he is working on an invention that nobody is allowed to know about and he is good with metals and other things that could make a false coin.

Suggested Reading Age 11+


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