Out on 25 April 2024

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Chris Riddell

Ages 8 to 11
25 April 2024
224 pages


A beautiful fresh cover for the fourth title in Chris Riddell's Costa Award-winning Goth Girl series: Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony. This spooky mystery adventure is packed full of beautiful black-and-white illustrations and is perfect for children aged 8 - 11!

Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land. Ada can't wait, but it's quite distracting when her grandmother is trying to find her father a fashionable new wife, there's a faun living in her wardrobe and Maltravers is up to his old tricks. Ada must make sure everything goes to plan, and luckily help is at hand from a very interesting house guest . . .

For more in the deliciously funny dark series, check out the first book and winner of the Costa Children's Book Award, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, followed by Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death and Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright.

Riddell’s outstanding black-and-white illustrations have a wonderfully nostalgic feel and bring to life this funny and yet often moving tale. . . This is reading heaven for all young Goths
seeded with elegantly illustrated, punning allusions to everything from canonical literature (Jane Ear) to pop heroines (Tailor Extremely Swift). Handsomely turned out as ever, this feels instantly welcoming and accessible.
a real treat