Behold the Savage Spectacle of Wild Boy!
Wild Boy’s life has been one of darkness. Covered in hair since birth, he’s condemned to a life in a travelling freak show. All day he shuffles around a stage, jeered at by slobs and abused by his master. But at night he escapes and spies on the fair. From tiny details on faces and clothes, he creates whole pictures of people’s lives. He doesn’t know it but he has an incredible skill. He is the greatest detective of his time.
When there’s a murder at the fair, suspicion turns on Wild Boy. He and feisty red-haired acrobat Clarissa Everett find themselves targets of a manhunt - together, detective and acrobat must solve clues to catch the real killer. The chase leads them through festering sewers and creepy anatomy colleges, to a secret society and an extraordinary machine – a machine that could change Wild Boy forever…
Rob Lloyd Jones was born in San Francisco but grew up in London. He studied Egyptology at University where he learnt hieroglyphics, and often goes on digs with the Egypt Exploration Society. He is a senior editor at Usborne, for whom he has written over thirty books – mostly historical non-fiction, but also adaptations of classics such as JEKYLL AND HYDE and THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO. Rob is also a volunteer reading helper at a primary school in Clerkenwell and wrote episodes of the children’s TV show ‘Bernard’s Watch’ for Carlton Kids. He lives in south London with his wife Sally, and 14-month-old son Otis