Cop & Robber Cover Reveal

Cop & Robber cover Tristan Bancks

My 2022 crime-thriller for middle-graders, Cop & Robber, now has a cover (with a quote from the extraordinary Morris Gleitzman, one of the authors I most admire).

Here’s what it’s about:

If your mum was a cop and your dad was a crim who needed your help to commit a crime, would you do it to save him? At what cost? 

Nash Hall’s dad is a criminal who just can’t seem to go straight. He wants Nash to help him commit a robbery. A big one. The trouble is, Nash’s mum is a cop. And the robbery is at Nash’s school. But Dad owes a lot of money to some very dangerous people and if Nash doesn’t help him do the job, it could cost both their lives. 


If you’re aged 10-14 or you know a 10-14 year-old who needs a book that promises to hook them and keep them reading, consider Cop & Robber. If you’d like to read the opening two chapters of the book ahead of the release date of 5 July, just click here or on the image below. And if you need something thrilling in the meantime, try one of the links below for my other crime-mystery-suspense novels.

The cover was created by the amazing Christa Moffitt (Christabella Designs) who also created the covers for Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention and Ginger Meggs. The book was edited by Claire DeMedici. It’s the first time we’ve worked together but I hope not the last. She is a dream editor. And it’s published by the very clever Zoe Walton at Penguin Random House Australia. Zoe and I have been working together for fifteen years now! (Since we were six. 😉 I hope to bring you interviews in coming months with the key creatives behind the book.


Cop & Robber First Chapter Tristan Bancks



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