This is the beginning of the adventures of 8 year old John Carter who discovers a book under the floorboards of his house. He discovers its magical powers and together with his sister and two friends, they use the power of The Wishing Book to go to Planet Mars where they embark on an adventure that brings thrills and terrifying experiences.
After their terrifying ordeal, in book 1, the children find themselves, together with their adult friends, back on Mars where once again the battle commences and the leader of Mars brings his forces against John and the others. Some of them are captured and imprisoned leaving the others with the task of trying to rescue them and get home.
Once again the group are on Planet Mars and the Martians succeed in obtaining the book and succeed in taking over the whole world. World powers lose their control as the Martian Chief begins to crush Earth and inflict Martian Law over the world.
Can the children change this and somehow obtain The Wishing Book and revert things to how they were?
James Poynter is a young man out for revenge. Set up for a crime which he did not commit, and by someone whom he felt he could trust implicitly, his sole focus becomes one of retribution against his former employers. Murder, deception, drug trafficking and embezzlement combine to derail the futures of everyone connected to the company.
The story of an impulsive Protestant girl in Ireland who falls in love with a Catholic boy and her struggle to survive and rebuild her life when she is cast out by her family. The story is set in the war years when, like smoke drifting from Europe the war affected Ireland.
Commemorating 70 years after the end of WW2 hostilities. A vivid insight, through a fascinating mixture of history, reminiscence and fiction, into life during World War 2 (WWII).
Inspector Wickfield and Sergeant Hewitt find themselves caught up in a saga of murder, illicit money-making and racist thuggery as a young girl’s body is found one morning on the banks of a canal.
On Saturday 8th April 1975, in a fit of rage, Paul Townley took the life of his father, Harold. The significance of that single event was to affect the rest of his life, as he resolved to make it his mission to rid society of all evil.
This wide variety of murder, mystery and imaginative tales has been created by Harry Riley; especially for those brief interludes in our busy lives, when time is too short for a long read, and we would like something entertaining and perhaps unusual, but not too demanding, from which to dip in and out, at a moment’s notice.