Team Rabbits Recommend...
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Grown Up Fiction
Recommended by Emma
by William Hussey
Already an award winning YA and Children's Author, William Hussey is making a move into adult fiction with Killing Jericho, the first in a new series featuring disgraced former police detective, and Traveller, Scott Jericho.
Definitely on the more brutal and macabre side of crime fiction - this is definitely not cosy crime! Fast paced and fascinating in terms of the twists, story and content - Scott Jericho is like no other detective you've previously come across!
Scott Jericho thought he'd worked his last case. Fresh out of jail, the disgraced former detective is forced to seek refuge with the fairground family he once rejected. Then a series of bizarre murders comes to light - deaths that echo a century-old fairground legend.
The police can't connect the victims. But Jericho knows how the legend goes; that more murders are certain to follow. As Jericho unpicks the deadly mystery, a terrifying question haunts him.
As a direct descendant of one of the victims in the legend, is Jericho next on the killer's list?
William Hussey will be in Brigg on Monday 24th April from 7pm in The Buttercross for 'An Evening with William Hussey'. Featuring an interview, a Q&A with the audience to be followed by a book signing.
Tickets are free and available to reserve online:
Recommended by Nick
Rantings of the Loon Pant King
by Tex Austin
Locally based Tex Austin has compiled his 'rantings' - and they make for fascinating reading!!
Often more interesting than great battles, royal weddings or grand state occasions are the weird and wonderful tales of ordinary folk. These memories turn into valuable currency as our familiar world is vandalised in the name of progress…
Rantings of the Loon Pant King is a flippant, irreverent and tongue-in-cheek account of Tex Austin’s 'madventures' touring with various 1960s Beat Groups and Mod Bands. After this Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster ride ended he became a fashion guru and the guy who invented loon pants in the early 1970s. Admittedly a dubious claim to fame, but to be fair, absolutely everybody was wearing these outrageous bell-bottoms at the time and many people made a fortune flogging good old loons.
Originally sold from the back of a minivan at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival featuring The Who and Hendrix, sales went stratospheric when they hit London’s Kensington Market. Flying off shelves nationwide, the loon pant became iconic throughout the UK as the 'post hippie' uniform, staying in style for half a decade before being displayed at the V&A Museum… Tex reveals all this plus a zillion more rants and escapades on his loony trip.
Recommended by Mel
The Boy Who Saved a Bear
by Nizrana Farook
A favourite author for us here at The Rabbit Hole!
A boy and a bear meet, become friends and have the adventure of their lives! From the author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant comes another brilliant escapade. The fourth thrilling adventure set in a fictional Sri Lanka is jam-packed with peril, thieves and a terrifying bear!
Nuwan works at the library, delivering books. One day, he accidentally takes away a very valuable key that's been hidden inside one of the books, and in the process thwarts the plans of some very dangerous thieves. On the run, he hides in a cave, only to discover in the middle of the night that he is sharing it with a big, hairy, terrifying bear! After some hair-raising moments, he and the bear reach an understanding and they travel on together, evading the bad guys and hoping the key will unlock the answers to the mystery so that they can stop running and return home...
Recommended by Mel
Boy Like Me
by Simon James Green
In the margins of a book's pages, sparks fly as a teenage romance begins. But in this time and place, sparks like these can only ignite trouble. It's 1994 and thanks to Section 28, there can be no mention of gay relationships in UK schools. When a kind librarian leads Jamie to a disguised novel in the library that reflects his own confused feelings towards boys, Jamie sees that he's not the only one who has checked the book out. Will Jamie and this mystery boy have the courage to meet - and if they do, what will it take to hold on to each other?
A timely - and timeless - story of forbidden love by one of the UK's most beloved authors of teen LGBTQ+ fiction
Filled with Simon James Green's distinctive brand of humour making this an important but also very enjoyable read!
Perfect for fans of books such as They Both Die At the End, Afterlove and Young Mungo, as well as dramas like It's a Sin, Close, and Blue Jean.