One book on the list:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by JK RowlingRead about another entry on Mullan's list.
The first chapter of the Potter oeuvre features the entrance of Hagrid at Privet Drive on a flying motorbike (with sidecar). In this vehicle (which belongs to Sirius Black) he rescues Harry from Voldemort. In the last book of the sequence Hagrid crashes and destroys the magical motorbike.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone also appears on Mullan's list of ten of the best scars in fiction and Justin Scroggie's top ten list of books with secret signs.