Book Author & Illustrator Glenn Wood & Scott Pearson
Rights Available World excl. NZ, Australia and the Pacific Islands. 

The story starts with the death of Constable Garrett… and continues with his resurrection as a conscious cyborg initially controlled by Spencer Langley aged 13, inventor, entrepreneur and car thief. Things get even more complicated with the introduction of sinister criminals and Garrett’s ex partner.

Includes graphic replays every third chapter for the entertainment of all.

2021 finalist in the inaugural YA section of the Ngaio Marsh Awards

About the Author
Author Glenn Wood, a former policeman, screenwriter and author, originally from Taranaki, now lives in Auckland. He has authored 4 previous books and has NZ film credits to his name including ‘The Catch’, directed by Simon Mark-Brown. His two previous novels were published by Walker Books Australia.

Graphic artist Scott Pearson completed a Bachelor of Media Arts where he studied illustration and computer-based graphic design. His style is very adaptable and experimental.


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Young Adult

Age range
10+ years

Publication Date
October 2020

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ, Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Rights Agents:


Christine Dale, OneTree House

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Deadhead is in thoroughly bad taste, of course, but it is full of lively dark wit and stylish writing. It is ideal for someone with a 13-year-old sense of humour. The last word must go (of course) to Garret. ’They’re just kids... Brilliant, deeply disturbed, intensely irritating kids’.

Magpies Magazine Volume 36

...lashings of gruesome, sadism, blood-spattered horror, comedy, romance and yes even pathos – and the end result is a fast-moving, soundly plotted rock-on read...[I] am fairly certain the average male (let alone teen male) will find it all hilarious.

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