Today sees the publication of my latest book The Adventures of John Blake: The Mystery of the Ghost Ship. Beautifully illustrated by Fred Fordham, the story first appeared in The Phoenix, the weekly comic published by David Fickling Books. Thanks to the artwork, as well as the fact, perhaps, that I grew up on the adventures of Dan Dare, it has a wonderfully nostalgic feel.
The book begins far out at sea where, hidden by the fog of time, sails the Mary Alice and her crew – searching for a way home.
But the mysterious ship is being hunted by a villain who will go to ANY lengths to track her down . . .
When a storm hits a small family yacht throwing a young girl overboard, John Blake dives in to save her and brings her aboard the so-called ghost ship. But trying to return her to her own time means going back to the one place where they run the greatest risk of being completely annihilated.
Join John Blake and the crew of the Mary Alice in an unforgettable time-travelling adventure on the high seas.
See an extract at theguardian.com
Buy The Adventures of John Blake from David Fickling Books
01 June 2017