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About Charmaine Clancy
Charmaine Clancy lives in Brisbane, Australia and loves to create characters for mystery, fantasy and adventure. All her stories are fictional, except maybe MY ZOMBIE DOG (some say to this day you can hear the dog softly moaning, 'braaains').
Charmaine was born the year man walked on the moon, and if more aware of the event, she probably would have thought it was a great setting for a murder. She grew up in the big city of Sydney. Her early school reports advised disapprovingly that she was always 'daydreaming'. Obviously her teachers did not recognise and value the art of plotting. Despite this feedback, Charmaine loved studying and would later go on to University to gain her BA in Professional and Creative Writing. She has worked editing articles for magazines, but her favourite jobs have been dog grooming and teaching.
When not explaining the dangers of underestimating a fairy or the best spots to hide a body, Charmaine presents writing workshops for kids and teens. She loves all things Agatha Christie and is often watching those around her with suspicious eyes; on the off chance they ever do commit a cleverly devised crime.
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Haunting stories that will linger long after the lights are turned out, this collection of spine-chillers include a mix of seasoned authors with emerging talent.
Read them on your commute to work, during your lunch break... or late at night... if you dare!
Includes pieces from award-wining global best-seller, Anna Campbell, The 'man in black' and ghost tour guide, Jack Simm and many, many more.
Enjoy. the tales? Check out our other RWR Anthologies:
Mystery and Murder
Forest and Fantasy
and coming soon:
Science and Space.
JACK SIMM – A BANSHEE WAILED — A true account of the last man executed in Boggo Road Jail.
ANNA CAMPBELL — ECHO — I'd been a fool, and that was going to cost me my life.
CHARMAINE CLACY — ALONE IN THE DARK — Don’t hide in the dark, that’s where they find you.
CHRIS RADGE — GHOST WRITER — Shoving hands into cold, lifeless flesh wasn’t every little girls dream job, but it suited Bridget perfectly.
CHRISTINE KELLY — IN TIMES GONE BY — A young woman makes a journey of discovery when travelling Scotland’s rolling highlands, and is faced with an arrogant ghost.
DANIELLE HUGHES — THE BINDING — A mysterious letter arrives from a stranger, seeking help after releasing a malevolent spirit from an ancient book.
FRANK PREM — COMING — Unexpected death tears a couple apart but the vision of a girl lost shows the way forward.
DIANE EDWARDS — ENCOUNTER IN TIME — Falling into someone else’s past wasn’t on the cards for Craig, nor was the impact it would have on his present and future.
GEORGINA BALLANTINE — TOWER 13 — Readers rarely ask for books from Tower 13. And there’s a very good reason why.
GINA PINTO — BENEATH THE HEADLINES — A girl, nameless, finds herself alone in a strange place with no memory of how she got there.
HAYLEY M JACKSON — THE UNSATED — In the heart of Ireland lies a forest where an ancient evil lurks. And it’s hungry…
HM HODGSON — THE FOLK — Can Gigi outrun the curse that’s shadowed her from the cradle? What secrets might unveil when the Folk return?
HOLLY SYDELLE – BOOKING A RIDE INTO HELL — Can Marie save her sister from herself? Or is Erin destined to follow the same terrible path that claimed their mother?
JOANNE AUSTEN BROWN — CULLODEN — Following her father around the Scottish countryside, Jesse's tired of battlefields, castles, statues and history in general. But what happens next changes her life forever.
KATRINA RUTGERS — HOUSE OF SPINSTERS — Shimmering white haze lightens the bedroom and with it arrives a heavenly masculine scent reminiscent of earthy black truffles and dark chocolate.
KY GARVEY — CHECKMATE — Chess, renovations and a vengeful ghost. Winning for some is everything.
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MEG VAN — THE MIDWIFE'S GARDEN — Twelve oval mounds, like fresh loaves on a rack, each crowned with an oblong stone.
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PAMELA JEFFS — A LAST DANCE — Awareness doesn't linger after death.
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Zane and Kev, best mates forever. Side by side, they’ve been through crayon chewing (Kev), nose picking (Kev), and losing their trunks in the public pool (yep, that was Kev, too). They even faced the zombie apocalypse together... until Kev got bit.
Can their friendship survive if Kev is a zombie?
Zane feels guilty and blames himself for Kev’s condition. Kev blames him too. But then Kev is kidnapped by invisible stealth-monkeys and taken to an evil government facility to be their next experiment. Will Zane be brave enough to rescue his ex-best buddy and save the friendship?
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For fans of Paul Jennings, RL Stine, and Andy Griffiths
A stolen dog
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It all equals murder!
Meet twelve-year-old Kitty, friendless bookworm and amateur sleuth. All Kitty wants is to gain her mother’s attention, spend time with her miniature schnauzer Spade, and avoid Miss Perfect, Jessica Jones.
Kitty’s world turns upside down when she finds a lost dog, and she needs Jessica’s help to find the owner, hunt down a dognapper, and solve a murder.
Can you solve the mystery before Kitty? Will you spot the danger that awaits her?
Introducing Kitty Walker and her mischievous dog Spade in the first Dog Show Detective Mystery.
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