Mortal End: A Simmering Pit Of Jiggery Pokery

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This fantasy whodunnit 'Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery,' is filled with mystery and humour, a tantalising sense of suspense and absurd darkness, which will capture your imagination in a way no other murder mystery ever has. 

Synopsis: 
"A lightning storm sparks a fire deep in Phooka Wood. 

The following morning, Mortal End's self righteous rector Ænus P. Wordsworth, his sidekick Savant Poe and a motley crew of villagers venture into the wood to see what damage has been done. 

To their amazed befuddlement, right in the centre of the seared earth is a giant mound of molten toffee and within it, a selection of human remains. 

Ænus P. Wordsworth takes it upon himself to find out who these bones belong to and how they came to be there. In doing so, he uncovers a horrific tale of murder, incest and cannibalism that spreads throughout the neighbouring villages that surround Phooka Wood. 

Their investigation takes them to all corners of their roundabout world; from Mortal End to the oozing Hamlet of Stifle and Little Napoo. Along their colourful journey, we are introduced to a larger than life cast from Doc Sheare the barber surgeon, Verrye Brutall the handsome woodsman, Beliala Bigswoln the publican's daughter, Baron Rubigo Bluebeard and Umbra the Bogyman. 

Everyone seems to have a secret that they are trying to hide that could give clues to the horror of Phooka Wood. Even Ænus P. Wordsworth has something to hide!" 

Why does guilt hang heavy in this village like offal in a stew? What secret has the God-fearing Ænus P. Wordsworth kept so carefully? Where have all the children gone? These and many other questions will be answered when you read Mortal End. 

What readers are saying about Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery: 

"It's a smidge of Dickens, shaken but not stirred with "A League of Gentlemen", sort of starcrossed with a bit of Neil Gaiman, plus a soupcon of Terry Pratchett. And totally and utterly your own!" 

"Mortal End is the funniest and most disturbing adult fairytale ever written." 

"My imagination is being flooded with the most enormous canvas of human depravity... and I am finding that it fills me with delight." 

"Despite it's subject matter it is light-hearted in it's delivery and the clever way the writer expresses herself is a joy to behold." 

"Love the incredibly clever mind of Toula Mavridou-Messer. Excited to read her next book as well!" 

"Love the prose, the most colourful, creepy, characters in their deliciously rancid world." 

"Toula's imagination knows no bounds. Her characters are original and fascinating and leap off the page. She is a smart writer with the ability to make a story exciting and mysterious and will take your breath away." - LA WRITERS CENTER 

Mortal End: A Simmering Pit Of Jiggery Pokery, the debut novel from Toula Mavridou-Messer, was written in the space of three weeks after two car crashes in just one hour. Even the rescue serviceman who came to collect her from the mangled wreckage was hesitant about transporting her, saying, "Things happen in threes, don't they?" 

"It's a sign," thought Toula, as those crashes came during the return journey from a residential crime writing course she attended, given by best-selling author Val McDermid. She had been battling a major problem faced by so many would-be authors - that of actually finishing a project and then doing something with it. 

Facing death head on seems to have been the antidote, although not necessarily recommended as a remedy for all. Every time Toula was faced with either a blank page or the option of walking away from the type-writer, she remembered that she had been spared a fate worse than death...or in fact, death and that small fact kept her chained to her desk. 

Fortunately she saw the funny side and hopefully so will you when you read Mortal End: A Simmering Pit Of Jiggery Pokery.

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About the Author :

Toula Mavridou-Messer has written all of her life. She started typing her first novel at the age of two and just never looked back. At the age of 12 she won a coveted Blue Peter badge for writing a script for Grange Hill. At 15, Toula was a regular gossip columnist for Gay News, alongside her lifelong friend Jane Goldman. Then at the ripe old age of 22 came 2nd in a Write A Blockbuster competition for a national women’s magazine with something she cobbled together in an hour. Apart from being a talented author, Toula Mavridou-Messer is also an extremely talented photographer. She and her graphic designer husband James are the brains behind the series of 100% Photography books. Before dedicating her life to creating books, Toula Mavridou-Messer was one of the world’s most successful Celebrity Producers, working on shows on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Description du livre Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2014. Paperback. État : New. James Messer (illustrateur). Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Review The spookiest treat for Halloween s right here. 178 pages of dark, twisted mysterious goings on. (Jonathan Ross) Toula Mavridou-Messer has one of the most creative minds I have ever come across. In fact, her imagination knows no bounds! (LA Writers Center) Just. WOW. What a unique book! I loved this! This was a horror book with a mystery and a twist! (Word Forward) For those who like their humor black, satirical and with a Gothic twist this is a must read. Tongue in cheek all the way, the book is written in a style that satirizes the very language of Victorian, Gothic horror, paying a backhanded homage to Dickens, Poe, Stoker and the Grimm brothers with a large dash of Washington Irving s Sleepy Hollow and the epic Beowulf, (Grendel s mother), thrown in. Gruesomely funny! (Sara Salyers) If you enjoy dark, but easy to read mysteries, I definitely recommend Mortal End: A Simmering Pit Of Jiggery Pokery by Toula Mavridou-Messer. This will be a great Halloween read! (Ellen P. Lafleche-christian) Mortal End brings together some of the best aspects of Grimm s Fairy Tales mixed with larger than life characters in a Tim Burton-esq way and adds a dash of sexual content and some great humour all wrapped up in a fantastic writing style. (WJ Thompson) This is a fantastic read, Macabre and funny, witty and clever, no long journey should be attempted without it! The writer couples rich and vivid language with a superb plot that keeps you guessing (Dominic Wolf) This is crime fiction like no other! Fairy tales for grown ups with just enough humour to see you through the dark. (Amanda Goldman) This is Grimm in the best way - it s a strange and twisted murder mystery. I enjoyed this book immensely. Wonderfully Dickensian names, completely twisted logic, weirdly gorgeous descriptions - it s a totally bonkers dark fairy tale, with fantastic twists and turns and an unexpected ending. (Ally A) A truly delicious dark tale well worth the read. (Johnny Kyriacou) Book Description A gothic horror novel that has grabbed the attention of genre fans around the globe, combining true crime with Grimm to provide a fast-paced adult fairytale romp through the darkest recesses of your imagination. N° de réf. du libraire APC9781500669829

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Description du livre Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2014. Paperback. État : New. James Messer (illustrateur). Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Review The spookiest treat for Halloween s right here. 178 pages of dark, twisted mysterious goings on. (Jonathan Ross) Toula Mavridou-Messer has one of the most creative minds I have ever come across. In fact, her imagination knows no bounds! (LA Writers Center) Just. WOW. What a unique book! I loved this! This was a horror book with a mystery and a twist! (Word Forward) For those who like their humor black, satirical and with a Gothic twist this is a must read. Tongue in cheek all the way, the book is written in a style that satirizes the very language of Victorian, Gothic horror, paying a backhanded homage to Dickens, Poe, Stoker and the Grimm brothers with a large dash of Washington Irving s Sleepy Hollow and the epic Beowulf, (Grendel s mother), thrown in. Gruesomely funny! (Sara Salyers) If you enjoy dark, but easy to read mysteries, I definitely recommend Mortal End: A Simmering Pit Of Jiggery Pokery by Toula Mavridou-Messer. This will be a great Halloween read! (Ellen P. Lafleche-christian) Mortal End brings together some of the best aspects of Grimm s Fairy Tales mixed with larger than life characters in a Tim Burton-esq way and adds a dash of sexual content and some great humour all wrapped up in a fantastic writing style. (WJ Thompson) This is a fantastic read, Macabre and funny, witty and clever, no long journey should be attempted without it! The writer couples rich and vivid language with a superb plot that keeps you guessing (Dominic Wolf) This is crime fiction like no other! Fairy tales for grown ups with just enough humour to see you through the dark. (Amanda Goldman) This is Grimm in the best way - it s a strange and twisted murder mystery. I enjoyed this book immensely. Wonderfully Dickensian names, completely twisted logic, weirdly gorgeous descriptions - it s a totally bonkers dark fairy tale, with fantastic twists and turns and an unexpected ending. (Ally A) A truly delicious dark tale well worth the read. (Johnny Kyriacou) Book Description A gothic horror novel that has grabbed the attention of genre fans around the globe, combining true crime with Grimm to provide a fast-paced adult fairytale romp through the darkest recesses of your imagination. N° de réf. du libraire APC9781500669829

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Description du livre CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. État : New. JAMES MESSER (illustrateur). This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 178 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.0in. x 0.5in.This fantasy whodunnit Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery, is filled with mystery and humour, a tantalising sense of suspense and absurd darkness, which will capture your imagination in a way no other murder mystery ever has. Synopsis: A lightning storm sparks a fire deep in Phooka Wood. The following morning, Mortal Ends self righteous rector nus P. Wordsworth, his sidekick Savant Poe and a motley crew of villagers venture into the wood to see what damage has been done. To their amazed befuddlement, right in the centre of the seared earth is a giant mound of molten toffee and within it, a selection of human remains. nus P. Wordsworth takes it upon himself to find out who these bones belong to and how they came to be there. In doing so, he uncovers a horrific tale of murder, incest and cannibalism that spreads throughout the neighbouring villages that surround Phooka Wood. Their investigation takes them to all corners of their roundabout world; from Mortal End to the oozing Hamlet of Stifle and Little Napoo. Along their colourful journey, we are introduced to a larger than life cast from Doc Sheare the barber surgeon, Verrye Brutall the handsome woodsman, Beliala Bigswoln the publicans daughter, Baron Rubigo Bluebeard and Umbra the Bogyman. Everyone seems to have a secret that they are trying to hide that could give clues to the horror of Phooka Wood. Even nus P. Wordsworth has something to hide!Why does guilt hang heavy in this village like offal in a stew What secret has the God-fearing nus P. Wordsworth kept so carefully Where have all the children gone These and many other questions will be answered when you read Mortal End. What readers are saying about Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery: Its a smidge of Dickens, shaken but not stirred with A League of Gentlemen, sort of starcrossed with a bit of Neil Gaiman, plus a soupcon of Terry Pratchett. And totally and utterly your own!Mortal End is the funniest and most disturbing adult fairytale ever written. My imagination is being flooded with the most enormous canvas of human depravity. . . and I am finding that it fills me with delight. Despite its subject matter it is light-hearted in its delivery and the clever way the writer expresses herself is a joy to behold. Love the incredibly clever mind of Toula Mavridou-Messer. Excited to read her next book as well!Love the prose, the most colourful, creepy, characters in their deliciously rancid world. Toulas imagination knows no bounds. Her characters are original and fascinating and leap off the page. She is a smart writer with the ability to make a story exciting and mysterious and will take your breath away. - LA WRITERS CENTERMortal End: A Simmering Pit Of Jiggery Pokery, the debut novel from Toula Mavridou-Messer, was written in the space of three weeks after two car crashes in just one hour. Even the rescue serviceman who came to collect her from the mangled wreckage was hesitant about transporting her, saying, Things happen in threes, dont theyIts a sign, thought Toula, as those crashes came during the return journey from a residential crime writing course she attended, given by best-selling author Val McDermid. She had been battling a major problem faced by so many would-be authors - that of actually finishing a project and then doing something with it. Facing death head on seems to have been the antidote, although not necessarily recommended as a remedy for all. Every time Toula was faced with either a blank page or the option of walking away from the type-writer, she remembered that she had been spared a fate worse than death. . . or in fact, death and that small fact kept her chained to her desk. Fortunately she saw the funny side and hopefully so will you when you read Mortal End: A Simmering Pit Of Jiggery Pokery. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. N° de réf. du libraire 9781500669829

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