Andrew Taylor

Crime and Historical Novelist


Shortlisted for the NatWest Children's Book of the Year Award

Industrial espionage?

It was late on the Saturday afternoon that found Pseud's body and met the girl called Smith for the first time...


Smith has a secret - something she doesn't want Chris to find out - and she's as prickly as barbed wire. Chris is determined to uncover it. How else will he be able to help her?

Nowhere to run...

Now he's involved in a game of cat and mouse with criminals who play by no rules at all. And he's scared: they've already killed once to get what they want. Now they want Smith...and Chris is the only one who can stop them.

This teenage thriller is the first of a trilogy which features Chris Dalham and an American girl named Smith.