Set in the mysterious Victorian London with fantastical glimpses in to the future, Twelve Minutes to Midnight is a fast moving mystery and adventure novel with plenty of twists and turns.
Montgomery Flinch's tales of the macabre and the grotesque have taken England by storm in the last 12 months. When the reclusive fellow finally makes an appearance to greet his adoring fans he is also presented with a strange real-life mystery taking place in Bedlam, London's notorious hospital for the insane. One which needs solving. Urgently.
The only problem is that Montgomery Flinch is represented by an actor, the real writer is the strong and fiesty, 13 year old, Penelope Tredwell.
Christopher Edge weaves a truly delicate and intricate plot set at a perfect level for this age group. Involving spiders, deadly plots, hypnosis, insanity and intriguing glimpses in to the future from inhabitants of the 1800's, there are plenty of hooks. Even H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling and Arthur Conan Doyle are weaved in to the intriguing developments.
Rich descriptions, lively dialogue and some great characters combine to produce a novel which will appeal to both genders.