The final novella in the Asharton Manor Mysteries series, Number Thirteen, Manor Close is now available for download from Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Scribd and Page Foundry and – when I pull my finger out and finally get it uploaded there – soon to be on Google Play as well.
This final book in the series is set in the present day and is a somewhat more spooky beast than its predecessors. The blurb:
**Please note – this is a novella-length piece of fiction (about 20 thousand words)**
It is 2014. Beatrice and Mike Dunhill are finally moving into a house of their own, Number Thirteen, Manor Close. Part of the brand new Asharton Estate, Number Thirteen is built on the remains of the original Asharton Manor which was destroyed in a fire in 1973. Still struggling a little from the recent death of her mother, Beatrice is happy to finally have a home of her own – until she begins to experience some strange happenings that, try as she might, she can’t explain away.
Her husband Mike seems unconvinced and only her next door neighbour Mia seems to understand Beatrice’s growing fear of her home. What is the mysterious shadow up on the landing? Why do things keep moving around in the house and who is whispering to her late at night?
Uncertain of her own judgement and fearful that she is slipping back into the mental ill health that plagued her before, Beatrice must confront what lies beneath the beautiful surface of the Asharton Estate. But can she do so without losing her mind – or her life?
I’ve had so much fun writing these that I don’t want to stop! So, I’ve decided to do a yearly ghost story/murder mystery for Halloween, and maybe even a Christmas novella as well, if I get the time.