Welcome to Wendover House where the past lives on. A strange inheritance leads Tess MacKay to an island in Maine. Little Goose is charming but under the quaint and historic exterior lies a past that won’t stay buried no matter how deep the inhabitants bury it.
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“Jackson pens a sumptuous modern gothic… which readers will devour in one sitting, then wait hungrily for the next installment.”
The Secret Staircase (Wendover House Mystery Series Book 1)
Melanie Jackson, October 2011, 111 pages, $2.99 eBook, $7.99 Paperback
A strange inheritance leads Tess MacKay to an island in Maine. In her unknown relative’s ancient house, she discovers that the sins of the past are very much alive and able to be visited on the children. Smugglers and pirates and an old curse are not just things of the past, but dangers and mysteries to be reckoned with today.
Twelfth Night (Wendover House Mystery Series Book 2)
Melanie Jackson, January 2012, 74 pages, $3.99 eBook, $7.99 Paperback
Tess has settled into her new home on Little Goose Island only to discover the house has another resident, a troubled ghost whose shocking past has been so deeply buried that she doesn’t even have a name. Compelled by compassion and horror, Tess sets out to discover the spirit’s identity. Dismayed at her discovery of an old murder, she gathers the descendants of those who were part of the dead woman’s life– and death. It’s a Twelfth Night party that no one will forget.
On Deadly Tides (Wendover House Mystery Series Book 3)
Melanie Jackson, March 2012, 66 pages, $3.99 eBook, $7.99 Paperback
A body has washed up on the beach and the past which was buried once is now a present danger to Tess MacKay and others in the islands. Questions about the corpse’s identity lead to an exhumation of an empty grave and further queries about a supposed accidental death that might be a ritual murder. Unwilling to believe claims of a family bane that kills Wendovers every third generation, Tess sets out to find her missing great-grandfather– dead or alive.
—From the unbound journal of Halfbeard
Pieces of Hate (Wendover House Mystery Series Book 4)
Melanie Jackson, August 2012, 94 pages, $3.99 eBook, $7.99 Paperback
‘Never before did I believe that the dead would truly ryse up in judgment if not layd to rest in consecrated ground. But I have seen with myne own eyes, those drowned faces and barnacled bones walking out of the surf.’ So wrote Nicholas Wendover (aka Halfbeard, the pirate). But the troubled ghosts did rise every decade and come looking for their stolen treasure, the specially minted coins created by an Aztecan wizard called Pieces of Hate. Unfortunately, Nicholas Wendover was no longer alive and able to reveal where the stolen treasure might have been hidden. It was left to Tess McKay to discover the last of the missing coins before Little Goose Island was overrun with vengeful ghosts.
The Wendover House Mysteries Volume 1 (Books 2-4)
Melanie Jackson, March 2014, 232, $7.99 eBook
The first Wendover House bundle is 78k words and includes the full texts of books 2 through 4 in the Wendover House Mystery Series: “Twelfth Night”, “On Deadly Tides”, and “Pieces of Hate”.
Mysterious Island (Wendover House Mystery Series Book 5)
Melanie Jackson, July 2013, 92 pages, $3.99 eBook, $7.99 Paperback
The islands are being visited by a mysterious plague that is killing the fish and driving away the puffins. Certain that events are supernatural in origin, Tess accepts the help of a strange visitor in the night. Given the threat she uncovers, Tess will need all the help she can get.
A Cozy Christmas
Melanie Jackson, November 2014, 140 pages, $3.99 eBook
When Santa’s visit to the Gulch is called off due to a bad storm Butterscotch Jones has to step in and save Ricky’s Christmas. While Butterscotch is busy in Manitoba, Miss Henry is in Quebec. She is trying to drum up some Christmas spirit while hunting for a missing lawyer. Nicodemus Smith has her hands full tracking down a lost philanthropist who fancies himself to be Santa Claus, and Jane Blackthorn is going her best to cope with a plum pudding thief who is vexing her first Christmas in merry olde England. While Kenneth Mayhew tries to restore order at the Mayhem Mansion revels, Chloe Boston gets some shocking news that will forever change her life, and Tess MacKay is facing some very strange goings on at Wendover House on Christmas Eve.