Monday, 30 October 2017

Janine Beacham - Hounds and Hauntings: (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates Bk3) - Halloween Exclusive Chapter Preview


This is another fantastic series - Rose Raventhorpe Investigates: Hounds and Hauntings. It is the third thrilling story in Janine Beacham’s middle-grade detective series. With a gothic, Victorian theme, it will have readers guessing and wanting more until the very last page… 

It will be published on 11th January 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books has an exclusive sneaky peek at the first chapter of the book to get you into the mood for Halloween and hopefully whet your appetite to read this book when it finally gets published.    
The city of Yorke is in a panic. There's been a murder! Is an ancient ghost-hound called the Barghest on the loose?
ROSE RAVENTHORPE, her friend Orpheus and the secret society of butlers search for clues in the dark, eerie skitterways, on the mist-covered moors, and atop the ancient walls of the city. Rose believes that the villain is human, and she's determined to prove it.
There's no sweeping this crime under the carpet...




About the Author
A former journalist, Janine Beacham has written all her life. She has always loved fairy tales and fantasy, and as a child would make up games for her friends to play at school. Janine once entered a competition where the prize was a real-life butler – this partly inspired the secret society of butlers in the Rose Raventhorpe Investigates series. Janine lives in Western Australia with her family.

Black Cats and Butlers: Book 1 (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates)

When Rose Raventhorpe's beloved butler is found (gasp!) murdered in the hallway of her own house, she's determined to uncover the culprit. Especially since he's the third butler to die in a week! 
Rose's investigation leads her on a journey into a hidden world of grave robbers and duelling butlers, flamboyant magicians and the city's ancient feline guardians. 

Knives aren't just for cutting cucumber sandwiches, you know . . .


Rubies and Runaways: Book 2 (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates)

It's a bitterly cold winter in Yorke and Rose Raventhorpe and her butler Heddsworth are stuck with Rose's unpleasant cousin Herbert, and his equally horrible butler, Bixby. 
When an orphan boy named Orpheus interrupts the Cathedral's Mistletoe Service, saying that his sister has been kidnapped, Rose vows to help. Solving the mystery will be a lot better than accompanying ghastly Herbert! But the investigation is more complicated than Rose has anticipated and will lead her and her butler friends through fancy tea-rooms, horrible factories, secret underground passages and more... 
Fireplace pokers are much more dangerous than you might imagine . . .
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