Robert Dodds has been widely published and broadcast as a writer for both adults and children. His first novel for children, 'The Midnight Clowns' (2000, Andersen Press) was short-listed for the Kathleen Fidler Award, and also published in France by Flammarion. His other children's novels are 'Nightland' (2002, Andersen Press), 'The Secret of Iguando' (2004, Andersen Press, also published in USA by Mondo, and serialised on BBC Radio Four), and 'The Murrian' (2008, Andersen Press, also published as an audio book by Oakhill). He has two books in A&C Black's 'Wired' series for struggling teenage readers: 'The Haunted Mobile' (2011) and 'Pitch Dark'(2012). For adult readers, his collection of stories 'Rattlesnake and Other Tales' was published in 2001 by Polygon, the fiction imprint of Edinburgh University Press. He has had nine stories broadcast on BBC Radio Four, a professional stage play production, and has written and directed several short films shown on television and at film festivals. In 2011 he published his comic novel for adults 'Sitting Duck'.
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Rattlesnake and other tales
'Rattlesnake and other tales' was first published in 2001 by Polygon. 'From the expansive desert spaces of Arizona to the internal workings of the most fragile human mind, Dodds' stories are packed with subtle twists and turns, but told in an elegant, simple style.' (The book image shows the original Polygon paperback edition.)
"Not a whodunnit, but a who’ll do it!"
'Lucky Jim' meets 'The Beach': a pacy comic novel with a sting in the tail.
Meet Martin Mallard: middle-aged, divorced and uptight, but determined have an adventure. He’s joined a tour of Pootapuri, an obscure island in the Bay of Bengal. But it gradually dawns on him that someone in the group has got it in for him. Someone homicidal…
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