'Funny, exhilarating and a little bit scary; a bewitching blend of Norse mythology and urban fantasy.
'Angus Jack and his sister, Martha, have moved to Australia with their father to start a new life. They end up living in a bayside suburb, next door to a peculiar old lady called Reafen, who is a second-hand dealer. To Angus and Martha, Reafen seems harmless enough. But who is she really and where did she get all the weird and creepy stuff in her shop? Reafen kicks off a chain of events that draws Angus into her world, into ancient feuds, wild magick and bitter rivalries, into the astonishing dramas of the Old Realm.' (Publication summary)
Freaked!2014single work children's fiction children's mystery
'Tan Callahan, Great Detective, is back in a series that has been described as 'interesting, exciting and excellent!' Tan has never been fond of the old machinery shed. It's dusty and airless, full of dark secrets and bad memories. There's a mountain of junk in there too, broken chairs, sideboards, couches, books and overcoats. But worse still is the creepy portrait of an unnamed little girl. She has cold, dark eyes and a gloomy face. And if the girl isn't scary enough the china doll she's holding looks downright malicious. Tan vows to avoid the shed and the portrait at all costs. But when Great Aunt Aggie comes to stay, Tan discovers there's a whole lot more to the portrait than she ever imagined. There's a whole lot more to Great Aunt Aggie, too.'
Spooked!2013single work children's fiction children's detective mystery
'Tan and the Chosen Few have another mystery on their hands... The 'stonies' (stone animal statues) around Peppercorn Valley have been mysteriously disappearing. But who would steal them? What could the thief want with a stone emu or flamingo? This mystery is truly baffling! It's a good thing Tan has the mind of a Great Detective... A brilliant chapter series for fans of Alice-Miranda, Judy Moody and The Famous Five. Ages: 8-12' (Publisher's blurb)