Hello and welcome to our stop on The Devil’s Poridge Gang blog tour!
Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Colin Garrow for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
1969. In a town where nothing happens, a gang of kids uncover a kidnapping plot.
In the days following the excitement of the moon landings, a group of criminals plan to kidnap the son of a Government rocket engineer – but they don’t expect a gang of kids to get in the way…
Sam Todd dreams of adventure and longs for something exciting to happen for him and his friends. When he and the gang try to add a touch of excitement to their lives by stealing empty bottles from a pop factory, they are easily caught. But the consequences lead them back to the factory where they begin to uncover a villainous scheme.
THE DEVIL’S PORRIDGE GANG is book #1 in this Sixties adventure series.
Published in paperback and digital formats on 23rd February 2020.
A gang of kids, for abit of excitement and to earn a few bob decide to steal some empty bottles from the pop factory, so they can return them for money. Unfortunately they are caught and told to return to apologise for their actions. Whilst there they discover some unusual information which throws them into the middle of espionage and Government secrets.
As a child I always loved to read about gangs of children going on adventures and solving mysteries. This book reminded me of stories and TV series I used to love but with a more grown up style, suiting a YA and older audience.
I found this to be a compelling read, with a wealth of characters, that kept the pages turning right up until the very end.
I cannot wait to see what adventures The Devil’s Porridge Gang will find next!
True-born Geordie Colin Garrow grew up in a former mining town in Northumberland and has worked in a plethora of professions including taxi driver, antiques dealer, drama facilitator, theatre director and fish processor, and has occasionally masqueraded as a pirate. Colin has published three stage plays, six adventures for middle grade readers, two books of short stories, the Watson Letters series and the Terry Bell Mysteries. His short stories have appeared in several literary mags, including: SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Grind, A3 Review, Inkapture and Scribble Magazine. These days he lives in a humble cottage in North East Scotland where he writes novels, stories. poems and the occasional song.
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