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Fear of Dark Water
Lulu, 2015 ISBN 978-0-9937857-5-7
A Goblin Postman Chiller
Ever hear of Jenny
Greenteeth? Thatís a kind of hag that lives in dangerous pools, so the
folktales say. She grabs kids by the ankles and drags them down to drown.
Of course we know how stories like that get started. They were invented to
keep kids from danger. You know, the bogeyman strategy. ďDonít you play
near that pool, or Jenny Greenteeth will get you!Ē
Only, suppose itís
not a story? Suppose itís real?
Joís fear of dark
water is not just fear, itís a full-blown, stomach-churning, paralyzing
phobia. Determined to beat it, she dares to swim in this forest-shadowed
pool, with its ink-dark surface that never reflects the sky.
Under the surface it
isnít really dark, just dim and green. The surface glimmers overhead. Jo
looks down. Silver minnows fan out from beneath her feet. Below them the
green light fades into darkness. Deeper still, at the farthest edge of the
light, a pale shape moves. Not a fish. Something larger. It rises toward
Willett and the Tombstone Club
Lulu, 2014† ISBN 978-0-9937857-2-6
A Goblin Postman Magical Mystery
People in Amstey say the old
Morphy house is haunted, ďhas been for years. Everybody knows that.Ē Wib,
who once lived there, knows only one thing. The house is not safe.
But all the rest is questions. Who
are the three mysterious ďsistersĒ who live there now? Why does the
telescope in the cupola show places impossibly far away and out of time?
The black dog that prowls the house at night, who does it hunt? Top of the
list, who and what is Henry? An imaginary childhood friend, a ghost, or
None of that can keep Wib away
from the old Morphy house. He and Henry need each other. Henry to get free
of what has him trapped. And Wib to find something hidden in the house: something
stolen that he must get back, or nothing will ever be right for him again.
Sharp and the Corduroy Clue
Lulu, 2014† ISBN 978-0-9937857-0-2
A Goblin Postman Teen Mystery
Itís a dream job ó a
chance to model the fabulous outfits designed by Jones & Hewens for
their new Corduroy Rose label. For Sally, Tasha and Fay, itís a way to end
the summer on a high note before school begins. And it doesnít hurt a bit
that head designer Peter Hewens is stunningly handsome in a dark and
But a shadow has
marred the glamour. A guest was killed during one of the showings at
wealthy homes, and a series of thefts may be linked to the murder. And then
Peterís young sister Valerie vanishes, leaving signs that convince the
police of her guilt. Before she ďran awayĒ she asked Sally Sharp for help,
but never had a chance to say why she was afraid.
At 17, Sally is
already well known as a problem-solver. Suspecting that Val was set up, she
takes the case. It pits Sally, Tasha and Fay against the police, against
Peter ó who bafflingly refuses to cooperate ó and against a pair of
vengeful teens who mean to bring Sally to a permanent and very unglamorous
Lulu, 2015† ISBN 978-0-9937857-4-0
Postman Gothic Mystery
Loyalty to a friend
brings Cally Macdonald to green, idyllic Stone Face Island. But instead of
sun and serenity she finds a bitter family conflict rooted in past tragedy,
and a history of murder that goes back three centuries.
Despite her faith in
her friend Sheila, and affection for Noel, Sheilaís twin, Cally is drawn to
the grim, silent adopted brother, Matthew. The twins might have good cause
to fear and hate him, but they arenít about to share their reasons.
Muddying the clear
northern waters, Callyís charmingly unreliable ex-fiancť, Aubrey, has been
hired as piano coach for Ginevra, a young girl crippled by a fall from the
islandís cliff. And the memories of Ginevraís mother, killed on the island,
and Mattís former girlfriend, last seen there, hang in the air like traces
of ghostly perfume.
As the atmosphere of
jealousy and suspicion intensifies, so does the heat, drought, and threat
of forest fire. Violent incidents: a prowler in the moonless woods, a
sabotaged canoe, a vandalized cottage, hint at approaching disaster. When
the storm breaks, Cally will need all her courage and wits just to stay
alive, and to save the lives of those she loves.
Lulu, 2013† ISBN 978-0-9917814-6-1
Chillers # 3
in the empty forest. No drummer: just the drums. Night falls, and the drums
beat, and a shadow comes creeping out of the woods... Thatís how the
killing always starts.Ē
shrugs off the lurid stories about Lynx Leap. But sheís a guest in the huge,
decaying house in the north woods, and itís hard not to get spooked.
Especially at night, when she hears drumbeats, and children crying. And
when something stalks her in the stairwell and in the attic, with its
menagerie of stuffed dead animals.
friend Mark is chasing other shadows. He believes his beloved Great-Uncle
Lot, the last owner of Lynx Leap, was murdered. Before he died, Lot tagged
Mark to find the truth behind the horror stories. Horrors that really
happened, scattered across time, but with oddly similar details.
deep, the two teens unearth an ancient crime that still has to be paid for.
Lotís murder was the shock that woke the sleeping hunter. Unless they can
end the cycle of death and vengeance, itís all about to happen again.
The Hangmanís Garden
Lulu, 2013 ISBN 978-0-9917814-4-7
Chillers # 2
Brooke drowned last year. Her heart stopped: long enough to leave, deep
inside, a shadow of death that opened her to other shadows.
Coming to Holdfast Island for
remedial school, Nora finds a garden in the woods: an old, overgrown prison
yard. She enters by a gate that then vanishes, glimpses a restless figure
who is suddenly gone, and finds thousands of blue flowers like eyes watching
She finds friends, especially
irrepressible Jack McKie. And Adam: seen in the prison ruin and met
underwater while swimming, when Nora nearly drowns again. A local boy, they
think, until they learn of an old tragedy. Three teens died here: Ursula stabbed,
Graham hanged, Adam drowned. Triple suicide? Or murder? Adam says he loved
Ursula but lost her. Now heís bound here.
Questions multiply. Why does
Nora sleepwalk, nearly to her death? Why is Jack suddenly accident-prone,
like Graham? Who haunts the prison, where the warden, Adamís grandfather,
was called the Hangman? What will happen if Nora sets Adam free?
Running on Moonlight
Lulu, 2013 ISBN
Goblin Postman Chillers # 1
When Jessie and her friend Pete sneak into August
Erasmusís lab, they mean to rescue his abused animals. Instead they find a
boy in a cage. Horrified, they set him free, and Jessie promises to hide
The strange, pale boy is Augustís son, Lucan. He
knows heís strange. He canít bear the sun, sleeps by day, bursts with
energy by night, and can only digest raw blood. Like August, he has the
family disease, he says: nothing sinister about it!
But sinister does describe Augustís lizard-like
hounds, and the grey-faced servant who haunts Jessieís dreams of† her parentsí death.
None of it matters when she runs with Lucan under the
moon. Her senses sharpen. Energy sizzles through her body. But deep down, a
terrible hunger grows. She recalls how her blood mixed with Lucanís during
the escape, when their cut hands clasped.
Lucan finally confronts August, but who wins? And
Jessie, fighting to stay human, has only Peteís brave loyalty and her own
new, untested powers to pit against the oldest, deadliest enemy of all.