Author(s): Shane Peacock
The pulse-pounding second book in a gripping gothic trilogy featuring monsters from classic literary tales, secret societies and the fight between good and evil, led by young Edgar Brim.
"With cameos from such artistic giants as Bram Stoker and the actor Henry Irving, Peacock weaves the frissons of classic Gothic horror into the reality of a culture entranced by its own dark creations. This thrilling historical mystery will have readers anxiously turning pages and checking under their beds." - Kirkus Reviews "The Dark Missions of Edgar Brimis good fun, loaded with thrills and discoveries, old journals and secret connections, hidden rooms, and mysterious, cloaked figures. By including real-life personalities from the period, such as Bram Stoker and celebrated actor Henry Irving, Peacock captures the feel of the late 19th century, and doesn t neglect the shadows and fog so essential for a book of this sort." - Quill and Quire "The Dark Missions of Edgar Brimis a thrilling story that includes fantastic gruesome imagery, moments of unexpected humour, and plenty of surprises." - CM Magazine "Peacock calls up the ghostly haunting atmosphere of the moors with graceful prose and quiet but vivid imagery the portrayal of Edgar as a frightened, anxious boy and his growth into someone who acknowledges fear but doesn t give in to it makes him an appealing hero, and his triumph over evil is sure to garner applause. The final chapter ensures there are more monsters to be caught and more books to come." - Bulletin for the Center for Children s Books"
SHANE PEACOCK was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and grew up in Kapuskasing. A biographer, journalist and screenwriter, he is also the author of several novels and plays. He has received many honors for his writing, including the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award for Eye of the Crow and Becoming Holmes and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Vanishing Girl, all titles in his Boy Sherlock Holmes series. Shane Peacock lives with his wife and three children near Cobourg, Ontario. Visit him at his website- www.shanepeacock.ca and follow him on twitter- @Shane_Author