Kyle hasn’t seen Mr Mumbles in years. And there’s a good reason for that: Mr Mumbles doesn’t exist.

But now Kyle’s imaginary friend is back, and Kyle doesn’t have time to worry about how or why. Only one thing matters: staying alive…

Mr Mumbles is the first book in a major six-book series from a fresh new talent, brought to you by the publisher that put horror on the map.

Fast-paced and packed with scares, read it and get ready to sleep with the light on.

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Royal Mail Children’s Book Award 2010 – Winner, Younger Readers Category

Praise for Mr Mumbles

“IF YOU LIKE HORROR THEN GO OUT AND BUY THIS BOOK NOW! Forget about reading the rest of this review – you are only wasting time that should be spent shooting out to your local bookshop to buy this book!” – BookZone

“This book is not for the faint-hearted – it’s plain scary – but it has plenty of good plot lines and dialogue to keep children reading right to the end.” – Coventry Telegraph

“Children love to be scared and this will certainly tick that box. But the tongue in cheek humour, constant thrills and richly drawn characters make this better than your average horror.” – Liverpool Echo

Book Details

  • Published: 4th February 2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
  • Format: Paperback, 288 pages
  • ISBN: 978-0007315154
  • Price: £6.99
Mr Mumbles

22 thoughts on “Mr Mumbles

  • Dear
    Barry . H
    Id like to thankyou for coming to my school on monday me and my really enjoued it lots. Ive started reading your books they are amazing! My hole class have entered your competion and my enters called Anne the Arachnid i hope you like it.
    yours sencerly
    Emily 🙂

      1. Oh, that’s such a great thought! Ummmmm…
        How about Johnny Depp?
        He’s such a great actor…
        AND! Tim Burton could become involved too (possibly)! That would be AWESOME!!!

        1. Hmmmmm maybe-but such big names! The whole film most people would be there just because they’re in the film. Not for the real reason. The fact that these books are so good that they SHOULD be made into movies!
          Anyway! Barry came to my school (Elgin Academy) on Wed and said that if the books were made into movies they would have to be 18’s! Because they’re so scary!

  • I and my friends really enjoyed today (Tuesday) is it true that you are scared of birds and clowns and are really going to use ideas from my book if so it’s called Detention Room bye

    1. Hi Annie – Yep, scared of clowns and birds, but no, I won’t really use any ideas from your book, I was only kidding. I’ll leave that one for you to write – sounds brilliant 🙂

  • Oh and by the way anyone who wants to know my book (Detention Room) I am writing it.
    SPOILER NOTE: It’s about a girl called Hazel Amelia Anderson (and no I am not going to tell you what they look like) who goes looking for her boyfriend, Alex Martin Norman (A++ pupil gets detention) but she find that the Detention Room is a Torture Dungeon runed by Headmaster Mr. Graycount (stessed out and crazly insane, killed his mum and dad when he was 8). Does Alex survive? Will Mr. Graycount be stopped? What will Hazel do? Well you will have to read my half finshed to find out!


  • Hi i am writting a book called Dead and beond can you give me a few tips? Thanks,
    Enny Ps my class loved you coming to our class a boy called ben has already bought one of you books!

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