Catherine Cavendish

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Hello, my name's Catherine Cavendish and I write horror fiction - frequently with ghostly, supernatural, gothic and haunted house themes.

My novellas COLD REVENGE, MISS ABIGAIL'S ROOM, THE DEMONS OF CAMBIAN STREET, THE DEVIL INSIDE HER and THE SECOND WIFE have now been released in new editions by Crossroad Press.

Also out now- from Kensington-Lyrical - the second in a trilogy - WAKING THE ANCIENTS - set in Egypt and Vienna and featuring the sinister Dr. Emeryk Quintillus whose obsession has stayed with him past the grave. The first in the trilogy - WRATH OF THE ANCIENTS - is already available and the third - DAMNED BY THE ANCIENTS - is available for pre-order (out in October).

My novels THE DEVIL'S SERENADE and SAVING GRACE DEVINE have also be
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Catherine Cavendish The woman slammed the door shut on the universe a second before the worlds collided.
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The woman slammed the door shut on the universe a second before the worlds collided.
"That was too close," she said as an abyss opened beneath her and sucked her into hell.(less)
Catherine Cavendish Hi Bobbie. Good to meet you and thanks for asking. The building is on a steep hill so there are a number of different levels and a shedload of stairs.…moreHi Bobbie. Good to meet you and thanks for asking. The building is on a steep hill so there are a number of different levels and a shedload of stairs. We live above a social club and over the past two and a half centuries, the whole place has been reconfigured many times. Open a walk-in cupboard door on one landing and you see another old doorway on your right. But it leads nowhere since the dwelling it served has been bricked up. I would guess that what is now one building used to be three separate dwellings, with shops below. At the fringes of living memory, one of those used to house a Miss Griffiths whose haberdashery was at street level and who lived above her shop. When she died, the owners of the club bought her property and extended. This probably formed the latest major reconfiguration. It may be Miss Griffiths who haunts us. She is certainly benevolent. We have come home to find lights on and the TV switched on, even though they were definitely off when we left a few days earlier. My husband has heard her and even glimpsed a lady in a long dress. Lots of little things really. Never have we felt threatened in any way. Elsewhere in the club is a different matter entirely...(less)
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The Pendle Curse

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The Devil's Serenade

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Dark Avenging Angel

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Linden Manor

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Saving Grace Devine

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The Demons of Cambian Street

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The Second Wife

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The Devil Inside Her

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I read the entire trilogy in a week. I simply couldn't wait to find out what happened to the central characters - and, of course, Frank the Liverpool Pigeon (that's when he's not being something else, of course). There are scores to be settled among ...more
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Although this can equally be read as a standalone, this book - the second in the Scouse Gothic series - follows neatly along from book one, with further exploits from the characters we have come to know, love, hate and be riveted by. As with book one ...more
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This first book in a trilogy is an attention compeller. Over the years, I have become increasingly tired of 'sparkly' vampires or the over-cliched Christopher Lee wannabees. With Scouse Gothic, the author has created an eclectic cast of characters wi ...more
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A rich cornucopia of short horror stories. Blajin - Here we visit the snow covered forests of Rumania wherein stands a church, or is it a crypt? Or something far more sinister? In A Translator of Souls, a grieving man is tormented by words. They phys ...more
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I have not read any of this author's work before but I certainly will after this. Island of Bones is the first in a trilogy - Haunted Florida - and provides atmosphere, chills, searing tropical heat, ghosts, deadly secrets and mystery.

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What is really happening at 44 Trenton Road? Who is the strange little boy - or is he a little boy at all - who cries 'Ma-me'? The walls are alive...Something infests the house. Or is Angela simply going mad?

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“How could this man - so capable of extreme violence against her - show such gentleness? BUT, she reminded herself, even Hitler loved his dogs."
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Catherine Cavendish Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello Catherine, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

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Thank you Kim!


Harlequin Books Hello Catherine, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

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