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A gruesomely funny series for fans of Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket.

Meet Marius Myerdorf, the newest recruit of Schwartzgarten’s most secret of societies.

His is a tale of adventure and abduction, friendship and fearlessness, as The Band of Blood race against time to unmask two of the foulest fiends in the history of the Great City.

The deeds are DASTARDLY.
The twists are TERRIFYING.
And happy endings are NOT always guaranteed.

…then welcome to the gruesomely funny Tales from Schwartzgarten.

With cover and chapter head artwork by Chris Riddell.


Schwartzgarten is rich with stories
The Book Bag
[This] is a tale of adventure and abduction, friendship and fearlessness.
Primary Times
Fans of darker stories are going to eat this up whole.
Wow, what a great book. I've been reading this to my 8 year old boys and then secretly read ahead to finish it (dare I tell them?) ... The story is dark but in a humorous, Roald Dahlesque way, the characters and plot are well described and I felt drawn into the story quickly as it twisted and turned
English 4 - 11
It's a story with twists and turns every step of the way; it's all brilliantly described and has the reader on tenterhooks
Parents In Touch

Tales from Schwartzgarten