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Rollercoasters: Bug Muldoon and the Garden of Fear

Educational edition of this engaging and unusual detective novel

Paul Shipton

Suitable for:  KS3, 11-14, English, Reading

Price:  £9.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-832858-2
Publication date: 24/01/2008
Paperback: 144 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

Availability: In stock.

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Something weird is happening in the garden and insect PI Bug Muldoon has to get to the bottom of it. It started out as a run-of-the-mill missing insect case, but now the ants are acting strange and the Wasp Queen is threatening to kill him. Just what is going on?
Told in a Raymond Chandler-style narrative, Bug Muldoon and the Garden of Fear is an engaging and accessible example of the detective genre that will appeal to both boys and girls.


  • A humorous detective story that will appeal to boys and girls alike
  • Especially suitable for lower-ability students
  • Shorter chapters make it ideal for classroom study
  • Supported by extensive teacher resources online and student-focused Reading Guides
  • Durable, soft cover your students will want to pick up

This page was last updated on 11 August 2020 at 15:30 GMT


  • Bug Muldoon and the Garden of Fear is a fantastic book with twists and turns around every corner. [It] had me on the edge of my seat, gripping tightly. My praises to Paul Shipton. - Reece, year 8
  • Brilliant! Funny, well-written and [my students] can understand it no probs! - TES Staffroom
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