The Murdstone Trilogy
Mal Peet

Award-winning author Philip Murdstone is in trouble. His star has waned. The world is leaving him behind. His agent, the beautiful and ruthless Minerva Cinch, convinces him that his only hope is to write a sword-and-sorcery blockbuster.

Unfortunately, Philip – allergic to the faintest trace of Tolkien – is utterly unsuited to the task. In a dark hour, a dwarfish stranger comes to his rescue. But the deal Philip makes with Pocket Wellfair turns out to have Faustian consequences.

The Murdstone Trilogy is a richly black comedy from an author described by one American critic as ‘the best writer you’ve probably never heard of’.

Also available in paperback.

See Mal Peet discuss The Murdstone Trilogy in this hilarious interview, with a reading from Chapter 3:

Published by : David Fickling Books

Date: 06 November 2014

ISBN: 978-1910200155

Format: Hardback

Pages: 320pp

Price : £14.99


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.