KNIGHTLEY & SON shortlisted for Bolton Children’s Fiction Award

Rohan Gavin’s KNIGHTLEY & SON has been shortlisted for the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award. The shortlist includes 5 other books: Charlie Fletcher’s DRAGON SHIELD, Alan Gibbons’ HATE, E.B. Colin’s PYRATE’S BOY, Rebecca Stevens’ VALENTINE JOE and Tom Hoyle’s THIRTEEN. The winner will be selected by a vote by school children, opening in May next year, and announced on 26 June 2015.

Darkus Knightley is not your average thirteen-year-old: ferociously logical, super-smart and with a fondness for tweed, detective work is in his blood. His dad Alan Knightley was London's top private investigator and an expert in crimes too strange for Scotland Yard to handle, but four years ago the unexplained finally caught up with him - and he fell into a mysterious coma. Darkus is determined to follow in his father's footsteps and find out what really happened. But when Alan suddenly wakes up, his memory is wonky and he needs help. The game is afoot for Knightley & Son – with a mystery that gets weirder by the minute, a bestselling book that makes its readers commit terrible crimes, and a sinister organisation known as the Combination…

Rohan Gavin is a screenwriter and author based in London. He is the son of award-winning children's author Jamila Gavin. His second book, KNIGHTLEY & SON: K-9 was published by Bloomsbury earlier this year.

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