The Haunting of Peligan City (#2 Potkin and Stubbs)

Author(s): Sophie Green

Middle Fiction (Reading Age 10-13 years)

The second book in a spooky detective series, with an unusual investigative duo on the trail of murderous ghosts . . .


Peligan City, late November. Three months have passed since Lil and Nedly - Potkin and Stubbs - solved their first case. And now, at last, something new and unusual turns up: strange things are afoot at the doll hospital. But investigation turns up no more than an odd new owner. More important is the mysterious epidemic of deaths at the notorious Fellgate Prison. And when the Klaxon breaks the news that City Hall is hushing up that ghosts are real and are terrorising the city, mass hysteria reigns in Peligan City.


Will Lil and Nedly get to the bottom of the case before any more trouble happens - and will they be the first to the scoop? Time to get to the library for help . . .


Product Information

Sophie Green writes children's fiction and short stories. She has a degree in zoology and an interest in folklore. She was born and still lives in Suffolk and works as a children's librarian in the public library service.

Her first novel The Last Giant was shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition in 2011. Her short stories have been highly commended for the Bridport Prize 2012, longlisted for BBC Opening Lines in 2013 and 2015 and won second prize in Words with Jam in 2014. Her story Potkin and Stubbs was recently shortlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award.

Karl James Mountford was born in Germany and is now a full-time illustrator based in Wales, UK.

He studied Illustration at Swansea College of Art and was also the artist in residence there while studying for his M.A. in Visual Communication.

He now spends most of his day illustrating all types of awesome stories and genres.

General Fields

  • : 9781848127630
  • : Piccadilly Press, Limited
  • : 42605
  • : August 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.92
  • : 256
  • : Sophie Green
  • : Paperback
  • : 1911
  • : Karl James Mountford