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I'm Tamsin Cooke, author of The Scarlet Files and Stunt Double series.  
You can learn more about me and my books here.

I am very excited. I am now offering VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISITS for schools. To learn more, please press here.

Cat Burglar won Stockton on Tees Children's Book of the Year 2017

Cat Burglar is Somerset Children's Big Read for 2017/2018

Cat Burglar is published in Romania, Hungary and Turkey

Stunt Double was shortlisted for the Eugenie Summerfield Children's Book Prize. 

The winners of the Cat Burglar competition run by Somerset libraries have been announced. To read more, please press here.

I was the judge for the Yeovil Community Arts Association Children's story competition. To learn more and see the winning entries please press here.


'It is a brilliant debut that had me enthralled from start to finish.' Book Lover Jo

'Cat Burglar is great, galloping fun; it is chock full of breathless action and has a plot that moves faster than a rocket full of monkeys.' The Book Zone 

'All the makings of a fantastic children's series.' The Chimney Rabbit

'You'll love this fast-paced exciting debut... Just remember to breathe!' The Bookbag



Scarlet McCall thinks she has it all figured out. She and her father are returning stolen treasures back to their rightful owners. But when she puts on an ancient Aztec bracelet, her world turns upside down...




In this action packed follow up to Cat Burglar, Scar's mission to steal an ancient Aztec dagger leads her deep into the Alligator infested Florida Everglades.

It's a daring mission, but Scar is no ordinary thief: she has new found magical abilities. The problem is, she can't always control them. Can Scar use her stealth, cunning, and mysterious powers to steal the dagger, and be back in time for school on Monday?

'One of the best in this genre of adrenalin-packed action stories. My only regret was that it was over too fast.'  Z J Cookson from The Bookbag

'Packed with plot twists that demand you read on, I devoured this fabulous book in one sitting.'  Miss Cleveland is Reading

'So many mysteries, so many characters who aren’t quite what they first appear – this novel has great depth, and a myriad of interesting characters and settings.' My Book Corner

'This is a cleverly written, fast-paced read with each chapter leaving you on the edge of your seat.' The BookTrust

If you're looking for an addictive read, full of action with a healthy dose of friendship, then Stunt Double is perfect.'  The Bookish Outsider

An action-packed adventure story with an exciting film location setting.
Finn is a free-running black belt, with a talent for acting-but when his big break arrives, it's not the role he was expecting at all.
Recruited as a stunt double, he's pushed to his limits-scaling walls at high speed, jumping from dizzying heights, and diving into rocky waters-all without any safety gear. He's determined to push himself, but as the stunts get more dangerous, the lines between movie and reality are really starting to blur, and it becomes clear that he'll be luckily to escape this shoot with his life.


Fearless stunt double Finn is in Thailand working on the latest Rio Dinoni blockbuster. It's a dream job, but are the whispers around set true? Is the film really cursed? When stunt, after stunt goes wrong; filming starts to get really dangerous. So far, Finn's survived all sorts of smashes and crashes, even an elephant stampede, but it's the secrets on set that might finally break him.

Published by the fabulous team at Oxford University Press.

Cover designs by Lizzie Smart.