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It's all fun and games until somebody raises the dead!
When the Goth Girls—Elvira, Midnight, and Winter—stumble across an old book of spells, Elvira secretly hopes that one will cure her mother's chronic illness. Unfortunately, the spell to do it is on a page that somebody has torn out.
Not truly believing in the powers, Midnight suggests visiting the town cemetery and using a necromancy incantation to raise the spirit of the book's owner. They can ask her to tell them the missing spell, then send her back to the grave.
Thinking it's just a bit of fun, Elvira readily agrees. But adventure turns to disaster when the spirit of Fletcher Eldross the Third comes forth in response to the incantation. He's nice enough as ghosts go, except for the hatchet buried in his skull.
To reverse her error, Elvira embarks on a mission to discover Fletcher's murderer, hoping that will return him to the grave. If she can't find the killer, then he might haunt her forever!
All I Want For Christmas:
A Ngaire Blakes Short Story
The Christchurch Police are on the hunt for a runaway toddler on a heatstruck Christmas morning. Fears for young Emily’s safety are well-placed; her parent’s home is situated between a fast-flowing river and a row of earthquake abandoned houses.
When an eye-witness reports a man walking a young girl away from the scene, a new specter raises its head. Can Detective Ngaire Blakes beat the ticking time-bomb and rescue Emily before Christmas Day turns from a celebration into a nightmare?
A Companion Short for the Second Stage of Grief
For Ted McCrystal, it’s just another day in prison. Nothing much to do. Except celebrate the ninety day AA chip he just earned.
After three months’ forced sobriety, surely a little prison wine isn’t too much to ask?
The Cup That Made You Stagger
A Companion Short for The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton
There was more than one person involved in Magdalene’s death, but only one has paid with his life. So far.
Marge Maples thinks everything will finally be easier: there’s money from the farm sale, she’s no longer on her feet ten hours a day, and her husband Kelvin is about to retire. Life is coming good.
Pity Karma’s such a bitch.
Waiting to Notice
A Companion Short for Skeletal
“I’ll take you through what happened to me while she was still waiting to notice. Waiting to notice I was gone. Waiting to notice I was in trouble. Waiting to notice I was dead.”
Daina told us her story but what about the other players involved?
Ms Pearson, Rachel Harrow, and Jeremy Bond still have stories to tell . . .
Going, going, gone
A Companion Short for Breathe and Release
Everything Elisabet spent the last year planning is falling into place. Everything is ready, waiting for a tip-off that will see her husband getting exactly what he deserves.
What could possibly happen now to derail her carefully laid plans?
The Breaking Wave
A prequel to Found, Near Water
After their daughter is ripped from them by the Boxing Day Tsunami, Christine and Gary Emmett hunt through Phuket, Thailand, trying with increasing desperation to find Tamsin: or find her body.
When a village contact reaches out to say he’s found Tamsin, alive, they make a journey. A journey that could see them reconnect with their lost treasure, or face the truth that she’s lost to them, forever.