Welcome to The Last Giant, website of Sophie Green, writer of children’s fiction, short stories and comedy.
The Haunting of Peligan City (Potkin and Stubbs #2)
Illustrated by Karl Mountford
Released September 5th 2019
Atmospheric, spooky, warm at heart, The Haunting of Peligan City is the second book in the Potkin and Stubbs hardboiled detective trilogy for readers aged 9+.
Peligan City, late November. Three months have passed since Lil and Nedly - Potkin and Stubbs - solved their first case. And now, at last, something new and unusual turns up: strange things are afoot at the doll hospital. But investigation turns up no more than an odd new owner. More important is the mysterious epidemic of deaths at the notorious Fellgate Prison. And when the Klaxon breaks the news that City Hall is hushing up that ghosts are real and are terrorising the city, mass hysteria reigns in Peligan City. Will Lil and Nedly get to the bottom of the case before any more trouble happens - and will they be the first to the scoop? Time to get to the library for help . . .
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” - Roald Dahl
I am a children’s author and a writer of short stories and comedy, with a degree in zoology and an interest in folklore and urban legend. I was born and still live in East Anglia and I work as a librarian for Suffolk Libraries.
My first novel The Last Giant was shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition in 2011, and my second, Potkin and Stubbs, was shortlisted for the 2016 Bath Children's Novel Award. My short stories have been highly commended for the Bridport Prize 2012, longlisted for BBC Opening Lines in 2013 and 2015 and won second prize in Words with Jam in 2014.
Potkin and Stubbs is due to be published by Piccadilly Press in March 2019.
Writers who have inspired me include: Philip Reeve, Annie Proulx, Jonathan Stroud, Neil Gaiman, Dorothy B. Hughes and Dashiell Hammett. My favourite film is Ghostbusters.
I am represented by Hilary Delamere at The Agency, contact details are at the bottom of this page.
Latest News and Appearances
The Haunting of Peligan City (Potkin and Stubbs #2) due to be released 5th September 2019 by Piccadilly Press!
30th June 2019 Two Rivers Book Festival
29th June 2019 Felixstowe Book Festival
25th May 2019 Saturday Fun at Lowestoft Library and Book signing at Lowestoft Waterstones
May and June 2019 Love Your Library Campaign #LilPotkinforLibraries with the Reading Agency
20th April 2019 Book signing at Ipswich Waterstones
7th March 2019 Potkin and Stubbs is launched at Woodbridge Library Suffolk with @BrowsersBooks
Download press release here
March 21st 2018 Librarian lands deal for 'sparkling' middle grade series
January 2017 'Potkin and Stubbs (Deceased)' shortlisted for the 2016 Bath Children's Novel Award
Represented by Hilary Delamere atThe Agency
The Potkin and Stubbs trilogy is published by
Website design and production by Nick Smith
Author photographs by Graham Felce
Text by Sophie Green (unless otherwise stated)
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