Shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Children's Book Award!
"A thoroughly enjoyable page-turner." We Love This Book
"A fast-paced gothic horror for children... educational as well as entertaining" Families
"Chilling and addictive... a fantastic debut" Bookbabblers
"A beautifully evoked, gripping, Victorian chiller which will appeal to boys and girls." Costa Book Awards 2013, Judges comments
When their parents are killed in a fire, Titus Adams and his little sister Hannah are left to fend for themselves in the cruel and squalid slums of Victorian London. Taking shelter with his friend and saviour, Inspector Pilbury, Titus should feel safe. But though the inspector has just caught and hung a notorious child-murderer, the murders haven't stopped. Now everyone is a suspect, even the inspector himself, and unless Titus can find a way to end the killings, he will lose all that is dear to him.
Sarah Naughton was born in 1975 and grew up in Dorset. She escaped to London aged 17 to study English at UCL, and has lived there ever since. She spent 10 years writing ads before giving up to have children. The Hanged Man Rises is her first novel and she is currently writing a second. She lives in South London with her husband and two sons.