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Another tense, gripping wartime story from award-winning author Robert Swindells.

The war has just ended in the tiny village of Coney Cley, and Josh and his gang are desperate for some excitement. When they head for the eerie, abandoned Shadows Lane to explore a deserted house, they find more than they bargained for - a human tooth. Then a creepy, skeletal face appears at a dark window . . .

Believing there's a skeleton haunting Shadows Lane, the children are shocked to learn the truth about 'Boney' - he's an escaped prisoner of war. But someone else is also hiding in the village - someone much more dangerous.

Tense and chilling, this is another fantastically gripping tale from the award-winning author of Room 13 and Stone Cold.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    March 1, 2012

    Corgi Childrens

    240 pages

    RRP $19.99

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Also by Robert Swindells

Stone Cold
Inside The Worm
Jacqueline Hyde
Room 13
The Shade of Hettie Daynes
In the Nick of Time
Room 13 And Inside The Worm
Nightmare Stairs
Ruby Tanya
A Wish For Wings
Brother In The Land
The Thousand Eyes Of Night


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