Books for Children

Here you’ll find links to all my books for mid-range readers, plus freebie short stories.

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The Demon of Devilgate Drive
Series: Skeleton Cove Horror, Book 1

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A murder in Nightmare Alley. A missing boy. A demon on the loose.

On the hunt for the elusive Jimmy Brick, 12-year-old Jeff and his pal Suzi find more than they bargained for at Harry McSpawn’s pool hall. But it’s a mysterious business card that gets Jeff wondering what it is that Jimmy has got himself into. Haunted by a series of nightmares, Jeff sets out to discover exactly what’s going on in Skeleton Cove, and why the long-dead Nathaniel Darke is still exerting his malevolent influence over the town…

Available from: Amazon.

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The House That Wasn’t There
Series: The Christie McKinnon Adventures, Book 2

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On a cold November morning in 1890’s Edinburgh, Christie McKinnon and her pal Donal discover a young boy is missing from home. And he’s not the only one – someone is stealing children and taking them to a mysterious house on Deadman’s Lane. With an eye on a good story, Christie sets out to investigate, but the house is not all it seems to be…

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The Hounds of Hellerby Hall

Series: The Christie McKinnon Adventures, Book 1

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Reviews:
Vicki Goodwin at The Page Turner

Edinburgh, 1897. Young Christie McKinnon is not happy – the editor of local magazine ‘McMurdo’s Weekly’ has once again turned down her story. But this time, Christie is determined not to give up. With her sidekick Donal in tow, she sets off to have words with the unsuspecting Mr Morrison. The editor, however, has other things on his mind. With his best writer – the mysterious Hugo Skene – facing a creative vacuum, the troubled editor is at a loss. So when Christie comes up with a possible solution, he decides to take a chance…

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Mortlake
Series: The Maps of Time, Book 2

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Reviews:
Tracy Terry at Pen and Paper

In the dark and dangerous streets of 1630s London, Felch is back, and this time he’s determined to get what he wants – whatever happens. But Tom and his friends have other things on their minds – when one of Deacon’s maps is stolen, the ancient library of Dr Dee seems to be the one place that holds all the keys…

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The Architect's Apprentice JUNE 2016
The Architect’s Apprentice
Series: The Maps of Time, Book 1

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Reviews:
Sara Reid at Today We Did
Tracy Terry at Pen and Paper
Amy Shannon at Amy’s Bookshelf

London, 1630. Forced to work for the dubious Savidge, eleven-year-old Tom Fennel is desperate to find his father. Distrustful of what he’s heard, he’s sure Savidge is involved. Meanwhile, books are vanishing from architect Martin Deacon’s library – books from the future. Enticed into the world of updrafts and secrets, Tom learns that finding his father is the least of his worries…

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The Devil’s Porridge Gang
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In a former mining town, in the days following the excitement of the moon landings, a group of criminals plan to kidnap the son of a Government rocket engineer – but they don’t expect a gang of kids to get in the way…

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Freebies

A Tale for Halloween
A Tale for Halloween

Short Story – Two children at a Halloween party decide to go looking for their friend in the woods, but they discover something they weren’t expecting.:

“Come all, come here on this magic night
And listen close by candle light
To a tale of things that are sometimes seen
On a night like this, on Halloween…”

FREE eBook: download it now from Smashwords.

Shoals O Herring
Shoals O’ Herring

Short Story – Tired of his day job, young Stevie joins the crew of a fishing trawler – but life at sea isn’t as romantic as he expects:

“It was November and it was cold, and I wasn’t getting along very well with the skipper. We’d only been away from port a few days, but I knew I never, ever, wanted to go to sea again…”

FREE eBook: download it now from Smashwords.


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