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Alex Bell

  • 5 stars across 16 books
    Alex Bell is the award-winning author of FROZEN CHARLOTTE and THE HAUNTING in Stripes' YA horror series, Red Eye. Alex is based in the New Forest and writes young adult horror books and middle grade fantasy books.  Her favourite things include Siamese cats, Old Crow Medicine Show music, vegetarian tapas and visiting New Orleans. She also has a weakness for any schlock horror film starring Vincent Price.


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    2nd November 2017

    The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

    It sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer - tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a... More

    (28 reviews)
    4th September 2019

    A Most Peculiar Toy Factory

    Shadows of teddy bears flit across windows. Dolls whisper behind closed doors. Something has gone very wrong at Hoggle... More

    (21 reviews)
    1st November 2018

    Explorers on Witch Mountain

    The second title in this gorgeously imaginative middle grade fantasy adventure series combining the best of Peter Pan, L... More

    (15 reviews)
    4th November 2021

    Explorers at Pirate Island

    In their fifth thrilling adventure, the explorers journey deep into the Bubble Ocean on their quest to stop the evil Col... More

    (12 reviews)
    4th February 2021

    The Ocean Squid Explorers' Club

    In this fourth explorers adventure we meet Ursula, a part mermaid girl who is determined to follow in Stella's footsteps... More

    (11 reviews)
    7th November 2019

    Explorers on Black Ice Bridge

    In the third magical Stella Starflake adventure the explorers meet gargoyles, sea-gremlins, mermaids, red devil squids -... More

    (5 reviews)
    7th September 2017

    Charlotte Says

    The much-anticipated prequel to the bestselling FROZEN CHARLOTTE , a Zoella Book Club title in Autumn 2016. Fo... More

    (2 reviews)
    22nd May 2015

    Plodit Red Eye Book Set

    Frozen Charlotte, Sleepless, Flesh and Blood... More

    (0 reviews)
    4th February 2010

    Lex Trent Versus The Gods

    A quirky and original comic fantasy from talented Gollancz author Alex Bell Law student Lex Trent's world is inhabi... More

    (0 reviews)
    3rd February 2011

    Lex Trent: Fighting With Fire

    Lex Trent is reigning champion of The Games contested between fickle Gods using human playing pieces. He has it all... More

    (0 reviews)
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