I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE
*to be read first before Knock, Knock…Who’s Dead? and It Creeped at Midnight*
Blake Williamson wants him and his friends to become the new One Direction, but Melissa, a scowling stepmother who wants nothing to do with her stepson, banishes Blake and his friends to the attic with the warning; If he wants to sing and dance, he must clean out the attic and use it.
Spending hours cleaning and dusting, Blake discovers long-lost treasures and photos of happier times just a few short years ago. And then a strange thing happens…
A hole emerges through the adjoining wall, and unable to contain their curiosity, Blake and his friends peer through, only to find very strange things indeed…
An ominous green glow emanates through the hole and they see arms and blood flying through the air. But Blake’s not sure if he’s seeing things or just not being told the truth…
All he wants is for his mother to come back to him, and the neighbours say they can make it happen, but they want his stepmother in return…
KNOCK, KOCK…WHO’S DEAD?
**to be read second after I Spy With My Little Eye, and before It Creeped at Midnight**
After a menacing warning, Blake Williamson has been told he will get his dead mother back within the week, that she will knock three times and then three more. It also means his wicked witch of a stepmother, Melissa, will have to die in her place.
Not that he cares. He hates his stepmother and wants her gone. His mother is the only woman he wants in his and his father’s life.
But nagging doubts about his mother’s accident and death are leaving him cold. Melissa had told him something just before she fell down the stairs that prompted Blake’s suspicions to rise up, and now he has a driving need to look into Melissa and her past. And he finds it all right, a past she wants buried and hidden forever…especially after what she did to get what she wanted…
A past that finally catches up to her when she answers the door…
IT CREEPED AT MIDNIGHT
***to be read third after I Spy With My Little Eye, and Knock, Knock…Who’s Dead?***
Blake Williamson’s stepmother is dead, and his mother has come back to them. Back to confront Melissa and all she knew.
But things aren’t as clear-cut as they seem and Detective Hanahan has his suspicions. When Blake challenges his dad with the truth about Melissa, in front of Hanahan, Michael has no choice but to take a backseat while the detective works it all out.
What really happened that night three years ago when Adalind died?
Hanahan is on the case, and he solves the mystery with the ominous warning to Michael on New Year’s Eve. And then, as the clock starts striking twelve, there are three knocks on the door…
THE BONES OF WRATH: MONSTERS
Monsters; the things we fear most aren’t hidden under the bed
Croc-O-Jaws: Billy Daniels and his family are holidaying at Lake Kirriwaka, the bluest of blue natural lakes, but it holds a long dead secret that’s been spewed from the pits of the earth that only the locals know on an intimate level.
Godjira: While playing it up at Japan’s newest theme park with his twin brother and parents, Dustin Hooper soon finds out what hell on earth actually means when the depths of ancient Japan spits out a creature not seen in centuries.
King of The Castle: Rose and Ricky Thorn may be of rich English decent, but that doesn’t stop them getting into trouble and discovering the secret their great-great-grandfather, Professor Theseus Vessor, discovered nearly two hundred years ago on the family’s very own private island.
Arach No Phobia: Mike and Bobby Codsworth may be twelve year old geniuses, but their love of all things eight legged has gotten them into the biggest trouble they’ve ever been in. Until they come up with a genius level idea to capture the Queen.
Oh, Yet I Did: Ben Watkins and his family are off to find the menace who has been wreaking havoc in the local town of Yarrumburra. The mayor has called in his family to find out what or who is responsible for the town’s crime spree, and Ben and his cousins soon find something more supernatural than a human…
FUN FACTS ABOUT BONES 4
– I Spy With My Little Eye, Knock, Knock…Who’s Dead are just twists on common phrases. These two, along with It Creeped At Midnight, ended up being a second trilogy of books to be read in order.
– The Bones of Wrath: Monsters, was a play on common every day monsters read about in fairy tales. Yetis, King Kong, Giant Spiders, Godzilla, and the ever popular franchises of having two beastly monsters fighting each other, Croc-O-Jaws, which was turned into one monster.
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TRICK OR TREAT
It’s Halloween, and the students of Richmond High are out trick or treating. And, as usual, Robbie Colbert has gorged on his favourite Reese’s chocolate, making him sick to his stomach and annoying his friends no end.
But he doesn’t let that stop him from entering the house at lot 666 on Derbon Street. Yes, that house. The house that every man and his dog avoids regardless of what day it is. Puffed up with bravado, Robbie decides to enter the property in search of more candy.
When he doesn’t return, his best friend, Pete Wells, goes in after him, and when he doesn’t return, Jasmine, Anna, Bella and Kyle seek help. Finding none, they reluctantly go in after their friends.
Then the nightmare begins…
A twisted game of trick or treat, starring a dancing pumpkin, a chocolate- gorging hell beast, and an old man who just wants it all to end. And with round after round of questions the children must answer correctly to stay alive, the night continues to turn from one horror to the next.
Can they make it out alive, or will they be gorged on like one of Robbie’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups?
ALL HALLOWS POSSESSION
The students of Randolph High are on a Halloween night excursion to All Hallows, a small town in the middle of nowhere, as part of their studies. As they learn the history of the town they find out someone is making that history come to life.
As in a real-life headless horseman who may or may not be Jebadiah Jacobus Hallows, the town’s forefather and creator, who comes bolting down the road on his jet black, smoke snorting, red-eye-flaring steed, and holding a head in his hand which may or may not be his own.
And that’s not the only thing that frightens the students. A satanic symbol keeps popping up everywhere, there’s a ghoulishly twisted tree with a dead man hanging from it, and a curse that has the whole town under its spell.
Can the teens figure out who’s reliving the three-hundred-year-old curse and break it before anything else happens? Like their untimely deaths?
THEY RISE ON A BLOOD MOON
Flynn Jefferson’s father has hooked up with Casey York’s mother, who also happens to be their history teacher. With home life being hard for Flynn, he gets into trouble for punching a fellow student, so their parents decide to take them both away for a break. Refusing to go unless their friends can come too, they grumble the whole way, with the trip leading them to the small town of Eagle Ridge where they meet a grizzled old man who has quite a story to tell. About a plague of zombies rising on Halloween night. Which also happens to be a blood moon…
Ignoring the story, they settle into their cabin and soon find strange symbols painted under their beds, on the window shutters, and on every store window in town. But it’s the odd wooden box that Casey finds that leads them down a very dark path of discovery.
With the girls enamoured by Chatan, the local artist and campground manager, it’s up to Flynn and his friends to find a way to defeat the monsters that have risen in the night. But they may just need Casey’s help, especially when they find out she’s intricately woven into the creatures’ pasts.
THE BONES OF WRATH: HORRORS
Horrors; fears that aren’t always as bad as they seem…
Blood Donors Wanted: There’s a monster on the prowl and the local townspeople refuse to walk alone at night for fear of having their throats ripped out. Dr Acula needs his personal supply of life-saving fluid stocked up and needs to make the townspeople trust him enough to give him what he wants. A personal donation…
Dance Night Fright: Westwood High is having its yearly Halloween Dance Night and Brooke Bonefield is confident she’ll be crowned Halloween Queen to Bradford Jennings’ Halloween King. But when the recently deceased decide to spend the night dancing away, it’s not Brooke who’s taking home the crown.
Don’t Scream It’s Over: Banshees are known for their wailing and screaming, so when Eugenie gets her first sore throat in her entire one hundred and three years of life, she freaks herself out, and freaks out further when Dr. Ghoulash informs her that she’s losing the one thing she requires most…
Don’t Feed After Midnight: Ryan Lennon has birthday money burning a hole in his wallet. So when he and his friends go shopping they find a quirky little present in a quirky little shop off a quirky little lane. When the store owner dictates that the rules for the toy must be strictly adhered to or the end of the world will follow, Ryan assures him they will be. But then Ryan never was good at following rules. Will his present cause the end of the world, or is it a case of Jurassic proportions?
Who’s Your WerePuppy?: Randy Bantleroy’s family have opened their castle to tourists to pay for the renovations they can’t afford, but if Randy can find the much talked about Bantleroy treasure, then his family will have all the money they could possibly want and more. But when Halloween arrives, Randy finds there are more secrets in the family than just a long-hidden treasure guarded by a dog…
FUN FACTS ABOUT BONES 5
– Trick or Treat, All Hallows Possession, They Rise On A Blood Moon, and The Bones Of Wrath: Horrors all have a Halloween theme, hence the need to get them out in the weeks leading up to Halloween. All centre around the usual spooky hallows ghost stories of headless horsemen, singing and dancing jack-o-lanterns, zombies, and all horrors that can befall you on Halloween.
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ALL CLOWNS MUST DIE!
“Seven down, seven to go, another seven must go, she did the deed, and paid for her greed, seven down and seven to go, another seven to go.”
Oliver Nash finds himself smack bang in the middle of the latest serial killer crime, The Red Nose Killer Case, after his homicide detective father takes it on, and his best friend Trent dumps him and their friends in the deep end of the case.
Someone’s killing clowns for fun, and so far, seven clowns have been taken down.
But with no forensic evidence, no killer, and no way to tell how the crimes were committed, Oliver finds himself on the hunt for a killer only he seems able to see. All thanks to a connection no one in the family saw coming…
THE DEMON RESIDES
Millions have seen the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, but do we actually know Freddy Krueger’s not real?
This point has left Jude Lennon questioning his sanity when he starts having nightmares after watching the movies. He’s living his own version of them; being chased by a clawed hand, waking up with night sweats, and having his sheet rip into four pieces which twist themselves around him like silent assassins. But if Freddy Krueger is just a fictional character in fictional movies, why does he feel as though something more real, more alive, more evil, is out to cause more hell than anyone could imagine?
After a telepathic conversation with the man behind “Freddy”, warning him that Freddy is indeed real, Jude sets out to find the truth once and for all, only to find out it’s not the bed this particular demon resides in…
Marlaine Dufrane knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast. She lives it every day and wishes her life would change. Especially, she wished bullies would leave her alone.
With a five hour day job after school at the local cotton and saw mill, she’s following in her parents’ footsteps. Poor, overworked, underpaid, and living a hard life in 1950s Australia.
But all it takes is one bite. One bite from a rat with three legs and a stumpy tail to set her on a journey of self-discovery, confidence, and standing up for herself. It also gives her powers, like the power to hear and speak to rats, and to make them do her bidding.
When the factory manager accuses her of theft and fires not only her, but both of her parents as well, Marlaine puts in a telepathic call for revenge to her new friends living under the town. Friends in their thousands respond, especially one who is bigger than the wood cutting machine in the mill. And when he gets hungry, he needs to feed…on human flesh.
THE BONES OF WRATH: TERROR
Terrors; it’s not always the monster in the bed that you need to worry about…
Dark Shadows: Sean Gilbert’s having his friends for a night of horror movies, but they’re woken in the middle of the night. When they realise it’s not Rusty the cat, they go in search of what it may be, only to find Rusty has beaten them to it. That’s when they discover that shadows aren’t as innocent as they seem.
Ne-Fairy-Ous: It’s Alyssa Graham’s tenth birthday and she’s having a party which all of the local “peasants” are invited. When one guest disappears into the forest behind her house and doesn’t come out, she and her friends follow to continue their bullying of her. But they’re met with a malevolent force they’ve never encountered before. And never will again.
A Rake Is Not Just a Garden Tool: Quinn Kingsley and his friends go exploring around the ruins of the local hospital for something to do on a Saturday afternoon. They go armed with bats and cameras because strange sounds have been heard from the ruins. As they walk around making their own “Attenborough” video, they soon find out the hard way that a rake is not just a garden tool.
Well, Well, Well…: Wynn Ellery is panning for gold for his twelfth birthday and his friends have come along for the ride. Once they have their fill of gold, burgers, and hotdogs, they trek across the river to explore the old prospecting ruins to see how the world has changed. But what they find is even older, and freakier, than they could ever imagine.
Elizabeth Wants to Play: Harlan and his cousin Levi want to show their friends around their grandmother’s house. It’s a home full of weird and wonderful things collected over decades, including all of the haunted toys in the basement who are having one continual tea party. But when one toy, in particular, wants to play with them, the boys have quite a demon on their hands, especially when she gets down and dirty.
FUN FACTS ABOUT BONES 6
– All Clowns Must Die!, The Demon Resides, Infestation and The Bones Of Wrath: Terrors took a two year hiatus. Meant for release in 2020 (what a year that was), the ideas for the books were held over until 2021 when they could be realised in full.
– All Clowns Must Die! is a detective murder mystery crime surrounding the mysterious killings of clowns. T.K. had the clown picture for several years and knew she wanted to use it at some point. The idea for the title font comes from the mysterious notes left at the crime scenes.
– The Demon Resides is a Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger inspired slasher thriller, while Infestation is inspired by Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift, and Spiderman.
– The Bones Of Wrath: Terrors carries on from The Demon Resides and The Bones of Wrath: Monsters. Terrors are those monsters NOT in the bed with wicked fairies in forests, bad monsters, shadow people, and possessed dolls.
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