The Adventures of the New Cut Gang Hardback
Thunderbolt, Benny, Bridie and Sharky Bob are a mixed bunch of vagabonds and urchins who come together to form the New Cut Gang in two comic tales of stolen silver, skulduggery and desperadoes.
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 two action-packed thrillers have now been put together in a single volume - with new illustrations throughout from Horrible Histories illustrator, Martin Brown.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages, yes
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 01/09/2011
- Category: Crime & mystery fiction (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780857560223
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Review by jasonli
"The Adventures of the New Cut Gang" comprises of two stories about a gang of unruly and adventurous kids who play detective on real cases. Set in South London in 1894, this young adult novel contains some pretty colorful characters and settings, and the mysteries are always resolved with a fun twist at the end.Yet Pullman falls into the trap of making the book too young adult. The kids are all mischievous, but you never doubt that they're good kids. Similarly with the dangers they get themselves into – you never doubt that it will end well, very, very soon.