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Titles to Look Out For:
The Mounties: The Great March West
The Mounties: Massacre in the Hills
1976. The Mounties: War Drums of the Blackfoot
1981. The Case of the Cop Catchers (Case No.6 of The Baker Street Irregulars)
1984. The Ghosts of Gallows Cross

About the Author:
Terrance Dicks was educated at East Ham Grammar School and Downing College, Cambridge, later becoming an advertising copy-writer, then a radio and TV scriptwriter and for five years the script editor of BBC TV's 'Dr Who' series. From then on, he really settled down into being a writer of children's books with one of his best known series being 'The Baker Street Irregulars' in which Dan Robinson and his friends pit their wits against the criminal mind. The Ghosts of Gallows Cross is the sixth title in Terrance Dicks' spine-chilling horror series, and it brings together all the children from the earlier books in the series 'Cry Vampire', 'Marvin's Monster', 'Wereboy!', 'Demon of the Dark' and 'The War of the Witches'

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Storyline: The first title in an exciting adventure series featuring Rob MacGregor of the Mounties. Rob leaves home to join the new Mounted Police Foroce. He becomes a spy for them and discovers a plot to destroy the Force, which is only the start of his adventures and several near-death encounters with the Indians

1976, Wingate, hbk

1976, Tandem, pbk

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Storyline: When a party of American hunters slaughters a small Indian village, it causes bitter enmity for years to come. Such enmity that the new Mounted Police Force risks violent retribution from the Indian tribes in Canada. Rob MacGregor, Mounti hero of the story, is sent to make peace and try to bring the renegade murderers to trail

1976, Wingate, hbk

1976, Tandem, pbk

Dicks, Terrance. 'The Mounties: War Drums of the Blackfoot', published in 1976 in Great Britain by Target Books in hardback, 125pp, 0426111133. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this edition on Amazon
1976, Target Books, pbk
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  • The Mounties: War Drums of the Blackfoot [top]
    Published in 1976 in Great Britain in paperback by Target Books (Tandem Publishing), 125pp, ISBN 0426111133
    Original UK retail price: UK - 45p, Eire - 48p, Malta - 50c

Storyline: 'All red coat soldiers must leave our lands or die!'. When an Indian chieftain delivers this ultimatum of war, the red coat Mounties are shocked & horrified. Why have the Blackfoot - most powerful of all Indian tribes - suddenly turned hostile? Who are the men in scarlet coats, claiming to be Mounties, attacking and inciting the Indians? In his most dangerous adventure yet, Mountie Rob Macgregor faces certain death as he tries to uncover the powerful plot which threatens to cause bloody war between Indian and Mountie - before it's too late

1976, Longbow, hbk

1976, Target, pbk

Dicks, Terrance. 'The Cop Catchers', first published in 1981 in Great Britain by The Blackie Publishing Group in hardback with dustjacket, 172pp, ISBN 0216910627. Condition: good++ clean & tidy ex-library copy (never borrowed). Price: £3.25, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
1981, Blackie, hbk
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Storyline: The four young detectives, who between them make up The Baker Street Irregulars are up against the most baffling of cases. Their friend Detective Sergeant 'Happy' Day has vanished and it looks suspicious - the rest of the police are looking for him for a very different reason to his disappearance -they're investigating a tip off that he was taking bribes in return for information.

The Baker Street Irregulars Dan, Liz, Jeff and Mickey think their friend has been framed and try to find out who is behind it and why. The police aren't able to help them, but the answer might lie in Day's small black notebook, which contains details of the three unsolved crimes he was working on before he disappeared.

The only thing they can do is start following those leads and solve the three crimes themselves. Maybe they will lead to Day as well?

Dicks, Terrance. 'The Ghosts of Gallows Cross', published in 1984 by Blackie, hardback with dustjacket, 120pp, ISBN 0216916437. Sorry, sold out - click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon
1984, Blackie, hbk
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  • The Ghosts of Gallows Cross [top]
    First published in 1984 in Great Birtain in hardback with dustjacket, 120pp, ISBN 0216916437
    Jacket Ilustration by Annabel Large
    Original UK retail price: £6.50

Story: What is the secret of the ill-famed Inn at Gallows Cross? Why have six children been drawn there is such strange ways-Tom through a recurring nightmare, Simon through visions of a nuclear holocaust he seems somehow meant to prevent, Marvin through his 'ghost' machine-and their friends, compelled to follow against their better judgement. The Inn is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the wicked Sawney family and their innocent victims-lone travellers robbed and murdered in their beds over two hundred years ago. It's also said that these ghosts cannot rest until the Sawneys have saved more lives than they they took in those dark days...

The six children, drawn to the lonely Inn at nightfall, find it is being used for a sinister purpose, as a base for a gang of lunatic terrorists who have stolen a top-secret nuclear missile-launcher, armed and ready to use...Is there a way the children can prevent a nuclear disaster? Could this be the purpose of their strange summons to the Inn?

 

 

 



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