Horror / Thriller
Rollo Martins' usual line is the writing of cheap paperback Westerns under the name of Buck Dexter. But when his old friend Harry Lime invites him to Vienna, he jumps at the chance. With exactly five pounds in his pocket, he arrives only just in time to make it to his friend's funeral. The victim of an apparently banal street accident, the late Mr.
As Amy sets out to sea with her family on a yacht, she's only thinking about the peaceful waters and the warm sun. But she doesn't get either after a group of pirates seize the boat and its human cargo, and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. Hostage One is Amy's father--the most valuable. Hostage Three is Amy, who can't believe the nightmare she's in. But something even stranger happens as she builds a bond with one of her captors, making it brutally clear that the price of life and its value are two very different things.
If we'd known how things would have turn out, none of us would have signed up in the first place. But then they say it's always easy to see in the highsight what you would have done differently. And guess none of it would have happened if we hadn't all been hankering for a bit of adventure.
"We want you to do it again."
These words, spoken to Brian Robeson, will change his life. Two years earlier, Brian was stranded alone in the wilderness for fifty-four days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived. Now the government wants him to do it again to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts and the military can learn the survival techniques that kept Brian alive.
'The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.' - Oscar Wilde
Our best-loved authors and illustrators, alongside our newest and youngest, present to you - Short and scary a whole lot of creepy stories and other chilling stuff.
Inside you'll meet Carole Wilkinson, Shaun Tan, James Roy, Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton, James Moloney, Sally Rippin, Lili Wilinson, Susanne Gervay, Michael Panckridge, Sally Odgers, Meredith Costain, Barry Jonsberg, Janeen Brian, Sue Lawson, Bernadette Kelly, Chris Miles, George Ivanoff and many more.
Welcome to Newton, the perfect town...
Where the kids get perfect grades, lead perfect lives and never break the rules.
But somethng is rotten at the heart of Newton and henry Ward is willing to break all the rules to discover the truth. The ruthless clinic and psyco cop who controll the town will do anything to stop him...
And their methods are brutal.
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out.... Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.
*This book is older readers (has mature content)
‘Aaargh!’ Stumbling backwards, the man’s face flooded with
horrified embarrassment. ‘How long have you been there?’
My mind fizzed furiously. He could see me. He could actually
see me! I could have hugged him! Well, I couldn’t, but you
know what I mean.
Fifteen-year-old Lucy has been stuck in the men’s loos since
she was murdered there six months ago and Jeremy is the
first person who’s been able to see or hear her. Just her luck
that he’s a seriously uncool geography-teacher type – but at
least he’s determined to help.
Darren Shan was just an ordinary schoolboy - until his visit to the Cirque Du Freak. Now, as he struggles with his new life as a Vampire's Assistant, he tries desperately to resist the one temptation that sickens him, the one thing that can keep him alive. But destiny is calling... the Wolf Man is waiting.
KEEP OFF THEIR GRASS!
Two pink flamingos. A whole family of plaster skunks. Joe Burton's dad loves tacky lawn ornaments. But when he brings home two ugly lawn gnomes, the trouble begins.
Late at night. When everyone's sleeping.
Someone's creeping in the garden. Whispering nasty things. Smashing melons. Squashing tomatoes. No way two dumb old lawn ornaments with pointy hats could be causing all the trouble... Is there?