Deadly Games

Deadly Games

Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters

Jenny and David – twins whose close connection makes them understand each other without words –also share a secret of being able to see things other people can't... When a local homeless tramp disappears from their street, they decide to look for him for as they suspect the old man is ill and in need of medical help. They find him in an abandoned cinema, which is squatted by the local vagabonds, and the old man is taken to hospital with a chest infection. Jenny and David feel good about their deed, but they soon realise that curing his body is not enough when the old man's soul is haunted by some disturbing happenings of the past. Through the desolate wastelands of the city landscape, the Ghosthunter twins bravely follow mysterious apparitions of Leslie, May and Mrs Garland, who haunt old Sid giving him no rest. Will they be able to get to the bottom of the secret? Will they come through unscathed by this strange adventure? In Deadly Games, a fantasy for...
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Hidden Gods

Hidden Gods

Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters

Hidden Gods: The Doorway is a metaphysical thriller in which two journalists, in an attempt to discover who or what is really behind the chaos in the Middle East, spin back through time to discover the secret codes of Atlantis. Their search for the grail begins with a night in the King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza... .International news photographer Hugo Fitzroy, his schizophrenic son Brent and writer Phillipa Neville, have one vision in common - a great pyramid through whose portal shines a giant sunbeam. Inside, a miraculous escape is planned. Outside, planet earth is changing frequency. .Against a background of the international intrigue surrounding the Gulf War and its aftermath, the visionary trio not only discover that they are being drawn inexorably towards the greatest secret the Middle East has ever kept, but also towards their own destinies. For Hugo, Brent and Phillipa have loved before, in other powerful identities, and now they have come to...
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The Seahorse

The Seahorse

Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters

When Jamie nearly drowns in a rough sea, his life is saved by a magnificent white Sea Horse with green eyes. One stormy night the Sea Horse comes ashore and is imprisoned in a lonely stable. First published in 1966 this fantasy fixture tells, through the mind of a small boy, the story of Jamie's quest to save the Sea Horse.
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Cries of Terror

Cries of Terror

Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters

We may surround ourselves with the trappings of technology, but in the face of the powers of darkness we are as helpless as our ancestors at the dawn of time. The concrete, plastic and metal cannot keep out the vibration of the unknown which lurks rabid in unseen corners. Here, in this chilling collection, are stories from writers who have plumbed the dankest recesses of those terrors which haunt our sleep and bring us suddenly awake.
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Shellshock

Shellshock

Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters

David's dad is driving him crazy. He is always moaning about his art, upsetting his mum, disregarding their sick Gran and generally making everyone miserable. Only Jan, David's kind and understanding friend, makes it all bearable. When his dad moves to Spain on the trail of his 'vision,' David follows for a holiday. But waiting for him there is the cunning orphan Miguel, vying for his dad's attention. And when Jan comes to visit, everything goes from bad to worse. Miguel goes to dangerous lengths to drive a wedge between David and those he loves. As Miguel's interference gets more and more perilous, they are all caught up in something very strange indeed, for there is a local legend about the 'Rock People,' about a curse, and revenge...In this novel for young adults, first published in 1990, Anthony Masters shares deep insight into social problems experienced by children and teenagers, and explores difficult themes of family break-ups, bullying, illness and death.
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I Want Him Dead

I Want Him Dead

Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters

Deserted by her husband, Anne Lucas wants him dead.Small-time villain Joe Barrington wants out from the manipulations of gangster-on-the-run Michael McMarn. Joe's brother, Eamonn Coyd, emotionally and physically scarred, wants to get him and his family abroad fast. As a result, Coyd comes up with what is to prove a deadly alliance. If Joe Barrington takes up Anne Lucas's contract on her wealthy husband, then he can not only walk away with £30,000 but bleed her financially for months to come.When Anne and her unknown contract killer begin a deadly game of mutual entrapment they run the risk of self-destruction. Behind these players moves the bizarre shadow of gangster boss, McMarn, determined to revenge himself on his renegade contract killer.I Want Him Dead is a fast moving, crisply written tale of avarice, vengeance and human frailty which grips like a vice until the final page.
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Ghost Blades

Ghost Blades

Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters

Racing along on his roller-blades, Terry feels like he is almost flying, yet he is in perfect control - until the blades take over. Terrified, he is propelled through an overgrown garden and into a sinister-looking house...
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The Men

The Men

Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters

The three men have been closely bonded ever since they made a remarkable escape from Occupied France in 1941. Now, in leafy Surrey, the Festival of Britain is being celebrated, but the atmosphere in the village where they all live is tense. A young gardener has been found with his throat cut. Martin Latimer and Peter Davis seem completely recovered from their traumatic wartime experiences and have settled comfortably into a life of cricket matches and church teas. Since his return from France, however, Tim Groves has changed completely. Gone is the brave and charismatic man Lucy married, replaced by a shadowy, nervous figure. Lucy is certain that Tim's decline is due to the men's experiences in France, but all three resolutely refuse to talk about what happened there, blaming the Official Secrets Act. Finally, driven to desperation by Tim's anxious and withdrawn state, Lucy persuades him to return to France with her in order to retrace the dark events that broke him. At first,...
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A Pocketful of Rye

A Pocketful of Rye

Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters

First published in 1964, Anthony Masters' early collection of short stories , A Pocketful of Rye, is preoccupied with problems of social marginalisation and inequality. With his typical sensitivity, Masters observes universal human struggles caused by aging, impoverishment, alienation and disability. These short stories are touching and poignant without being sentimental or patronising.
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Confessional

Confessional

Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters

The extraordinary, demonic monument to Franco broods over the Valley of the Fallen, north of Madrid. Here, in the hallowed seclusion of the confessional box, Eduardo Tomas, Spain's Home Affairs Minister, is gunned down by a manipulative killer. Senior Interpol officer, Marius Larche, heads the investigating team; his number two, Detective Superintendent Alison Rowe, seconded from Scotland Yard because of her special knowledge of one particular political assassin, suspected of the murder. On the beautiful fortress-like island of Molino, they investigate the web of secrecy and suspicion which surrounds the Minister's widow and the whole Tomas family. As Larche and Rowe assemble their suspects in the lavish retreat overlooking the Mediterranean, a ruthless killer penetrates the rigid security ... Political and religious intrigue, the hedonism of the rich and the brutality of desperate people make an irresistible melange in Confessional, a successor to Anthony Masters' first Marius...
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Dead Man at the Door

Dead Man at the Door

Anthony Masters

Anthony Masters

Every night Gary wakes sweating with fear. Every night the dreams come. Gary does not know what the dreams mean. Who is the stranger who hammers at the door? Who is the baby whose cries can be heard? He and his family are newcomers to the Isle of Wight, but Gary is soon to find his life inextricably bound up with both the island and the supernatural. 'Masters evidently believes in giving his...readers more than thrills and spills' - Sunday Telegraph
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