Books by A.J. Hartley

FIREBRAND by A.J.  Hartley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2017

"Readers who come for the tightly plotted mystery will stay for the heroine who does all she can to resist. (Mystery/fantasy. 14-adult)"
Three months after the events of Steeplejack (2016), Anglet Sutonga investigates an elite social club to uncover the identity of a thief and traitor. But as she follows each clue, the Lani girl discovers that wealth, bigotry, and political power intersect to deplorable effect. Read full book review >
STEEPLEJACK by A.J.  Hartley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 14, 2016

"Smart political intrigue wrapped in all the twists and turns of a good detective story makes for a rip-roaring series opener. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
This latest novel from Hartley (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2014, etc.), his debut for teens, is social commentary masquerading as crime fiction masquerading as fantasy.Read full book review >
DARWEN ARKWRIGHT AND THE INSIDIOUS BLECK by A.J.  Hartley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Neither a whiz-bang finish nor a tacked-on environmental message can save Darwen's second adventure; hopefully his third will reignite the series. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A class trip thrusts Darwen and his friends into world-hopping danger. Read full book review >
DARWEN ARKWRIGHT AND THE PEREGRINE PACT by A.J.  Hartley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Darwen would say. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
As if new living arrangements, new school and new country weren't enough to contend with, how about facing whole new worlds? Read full book review >
WILL POWER by A.J.  Hartley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A light and entertaining fantasy adventure."
Hartley (Act of Will, 2009, etc.) delivers the second installment of his charming fantasy series. Read full book review >