Author(s): Gareth P. Jones
Larkin Mills is no ordinary town. It's a place of contradictions and enigma, of secrets and mysteries. A place with an exquisite ice cream parlour, and an awful lot of death.
Larkin Mills: The Birthplace of Death!
Gareth P Jones: An Obituary Tragically, after finishing this book, its author drowned in a vat of ice cream. In life, Gareth was a moderately known children's author of over twenty-five books, some of which were quite good. Not all of them were about death. He also tackled subjects such as ninja meerkats, steampunk pirates, dragon detectives and dinosaur parties. Gareth lived a full and happy life that involved visiting schools, edit-producing TV programmes, singing silly songs on his ukulele and hanging out with his wife, Lisa and two children, Herbie and Autumn. Some of his books were nominated for prizes, and THE CONSIDINE CURSE actually won The Blue Peter Book of the Year Prize 2012, even though most readers actually preferred THE THORNTHWAITE INHERITANCE. His other Hot Key Books (also about death) include: CONSTABLE & TOOP, THE SOCIETY OF THIRTEEN and NO TRUE ECHO. Gareth's favourite flavour of ice cream was salted caramel, although it is generally believed that he drowned in vanilla. The epitaph on his gravestone reads: Follow Gareth at www.garethwrites.co.uk or on Twitter: @jonesgarethp