Mr Godley's Phantom




By Mal Peet

This novel is a masterpiece and something of an enigma. Part ghost story, part detective story and part something else entirely . . .

It's 1945 and Martin Heath, like many men at that time, is struggling to settle, to find his place again after the horrors of the war. Then an old comrade sends him a letter and tells him of a position that’s just come up in the remote wilds of Dartmoor - working for an elderly fellow called Mr Godley.

‘Are you a good driver, Mr Heath?’

It’s a simple question and a simple task and the doorway to a dark mystery that may just turn out to be the escape he was hoping for - but at what cost?

Published by : David Fickling Books

ISBN: 978-1910200957

Format: Hardback

Available : 04 October 2018 - Pre-order now

Price : £12.99



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Mal Peet


Mal Peet was born in Norfolk, England and read English and American Literature at the University of Warwick.

His first novel, Keeper, was published in 2003, followed by Tamar (2005), The Penalty (2006), Exposure (2008) and Life: an Exploded Diagram (2011), all published by Walker Books in the UK and Candlewick Press in the USA.