Crime in the Community

Crime in the Community

Cecilia Peartree

Mystery / Historical Fiction / Science Fiction

Christopher's illusion of having his life under control is shattered when the mysterious Amaryllis appears in his small town in Fife, bringing new ideas, confusion and ultimately chaos in her wake."I refuse to let them strip me of love, of hope---of humanity. That is what they want. And, we must--and we can--pray for them, Peter."Early on in life, Peter and Chad decided not to care about the world around them...albeit for very different reasons. Chad took great pride in being a self-absorbed, pretty-boy. Peter, a has-been hippie, worked hard to disappear into his own world. A flip of a coin drew them into an unlikely friendship their first year at university.A year later, they befriended a white South African exchange student. Concerned about their self-centered view of the world, he invited them to join him in South Africa.This year in Africa forces them to face the realities of oppression and cruelty, and of hope and love. However, both begin to see these realities from very different perspectives; perspectives that threatens their friendship and in the end, shapes their futures.'The Smoke That Thunders,' explores the quest for friendship and love in the midst of human frailty and human cruelty. It is a journey towards hope—hope that we can find faith in ourselves and in something much greater.
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Blackberry Crumble

Blackberry Crumble

Cecilia Peartree

Mystery / Historical Fiction / Science Fiction

'Blackberry Crumble' is a long short story about a haunted phone, a desperate café owner and her son, and a ruthless woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.'Blackberry Crumble' is a long short story about a haunted phone, a desperate café owner and her son, and a ruthless woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. In spite of the mystery of the mobile phone and the background of Linda's problems, this story is much lighter than one of the scones for which the Home Sweet Café is famous. At just over 9,000 words it is a satisfying read.
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Recycled

Recycled

Cecilia Peartree

Mystery / Historical Fiction / Science Fiction

What was Amaryllis doing at the rubbish tip in the middle of the night? And would she get away with it once her friend Christopher was on the case? This short tale of revenge, retribution and garden gnomes takes place in a small town in Scotland and is an introduction to a series of cosy mysteries by the same author.In the year 2808 AD, eighteen year-old Amelia Hollow gets accepted into Starside Academy: the top United Systems of Mel naval academy. She is the first human to ever be accepted into such an elite academy as the human race is looked down upon by the USM... and because she has a huge ego she wants to shame the USM for doubting her.Amelia thought screwing over the academy was going to be a challenge, but saving the universe from a mad woman seemed like it was going to be a harder task.
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Frozen in Crime

Frozen in Crime

Cecilia Peartree

Mystery / Historical Fiction / Science Fiction

Frozen in Crime is the fifth novel in the Pitkirtly mystery series.As Christmas approaches, deep snow cloaks the little town of Pitkirtly, an armed robbery takes place and Jemima’s husband Dave disappears. But that's just the start of it!Frozen in Crime is the fifth novel in the Pitkirtly mystery series.As Christmas approaches, deep snow cloaks the little town of Pitkirtly, an armed robbery takes place and Jemima’s husband Dave disappears.Amaryllis, searching for adventure, wants to go on an epic quest but Christopher, needless to say, isn’t at all happy about the prospect. They both find themselves trekking through the snow anyway. Meanwhile at the police station Charlie Smith and his men, trapped at work by the weather, celebrate Christmas in style with microwaved sprouts and virtual crackers.Things can only get worse as, under cover of snow and ice, two desperate men make their evil plans.
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