Welcome to Mysterious Books
Books was founded in 2005 by myself, Simon Halliday, and is the home of
my fictional schoolboy detective Peter Black.
are three published Peter Black mysteries to date, suitable for ages 8
years and upwards - all three are available from Waterstone's and other
good book stores.
Kindle Books Available - CLICK HERE!
If you are a school teacher in Lancashire,
England, then you
should know that I'm planning local school visits in 2013. I will be
happy to give talks and workshops, read excerpts of my writing and
answer questions for your class. Also I run short story competitions
with book vouchers and signed books as prizes!
Latest News from Simon Halliday....
4th June 2013
my new blog 'Poem Of Today' where you will find a new poem EVERY DAY!
Just follow the blog and you'll get the very latest poem direct from my
21st May 2013
visited Norden High School in Rishton this morning to give a talk to
over 100 children about reading, writing and my own books. I set a short
story competition and will be returning there in October with the
results. It was a lot of fun - the students all got involved and came up
with some great ideas.
30th March 2013
promotions at kickstarter.com are underway and gathering momentum.
Like the Mysterious Books facebook page or pledge support for regular
15th March 2013
celebration of World Book Day 2013 was a great success. I worked with a
class of children at a fantastic primary school in Colne, East
Lancashire. We were reading books, creating characters and stories, and
generally having a lot of fun! I'm returning in a few months' time to
give the results of the short story competition. I genuinely can't wait
to read the stories - the kids were great!
7th March 2013
A new book cover has arrived for 'Peter Black and the Craven Lake Mystery', which you can see on this page. Top artist Andrew Usher has designed it. Nice work!