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    Constable & Toop by Gareth P Jones

    “Her mother coughed; a dry, throaty cough that sent a splatter of bloody phlegm into the palm of her hand, before she fell back and died, leaving Emily lone and orphaned.  At the time, Emily had childishly believed this final cough was her mother’s body ejecting all of its blood before dying. She realised how very wrong she was as the red liquid now gushed from her own throat. The human body contained much more than a handful of dry blood. The murdering hands that were taking Emily’s life were covered in it.” In the land of the dead, there’s something strange afoot. Ghosts are going missing from haunted houses.…

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    The Considine Curse – Gareth P Jones

    “The snow seemed so clean and white form the aeroplance window but underfoot it is grey and slushy. It soaks through the thin material of my trainers and seeps into my socks. When I grumble about my feet, Mum claims she told me to wear sensible shoes but I only remember her saying to wrap up warmly.” When Mariel finds her mum crying following a telephone call its clear that her mum hasn’t always been truly honest with her. Her grandmother has died but into the picture has come five uncles that Mariel never even knew about. She and her mother travel back to England from Australia and Mariel meets…