A Halloween outing goes hopelessly wrong when a horde of ghouls, ghosts, werewolves, pixies, vampires, and zombies appear as uninvited-and lethal-guests.

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Eager to party, Katy Ainsworth and her friends go on a lighthearted "fairy hunting" expedition, expecting little more than a good time. But when Katy actually encounters one of these magical creatures (in the guise of a cynical, sarcastic teenager) who insists on granting her new master's every wish, Katy's world turns upside down until everything she knows seems to be tumbling in a terrifying and uncontrollable freefall.


Ping. Agnes was back. And Hattie Scott was with her.

"Hattie!" I said, wanting to kneel at her feet and kiss her hand.

"Hmmph," Hattie grumbled. "Guess your fancy school didn't teach you everything."

"Agnes brought you?" I turned to Agnes. "I didn't know you could-"

"Less talk," Hattie said. A small smile crept across her face. "More . . . MAGIC!"

With that, seventeen potatoes sailed across the room. I could feel the breeze as they passed.

I gasped. "Magic?" I whispered.


Arthurian legend mixes with modern-day witchcraft in this haunting sequel to Legacy, which Publishers Weekly said “should please the legions of paranormal fans looking for a sophisticated supernatural thriller.”

After the riveting—and romantic—events of Legacy, Katy has won Peter’s heart and is now claiming her place in the magical world. Though half the students at her boarding school come from witching lines, the use of magic is expressly forbidden at Ainsworth, so as to keep the witching world hidden from the blue-blooded preppies, aka Muffies, who also walk the halls.

But the Muffies have at least a notion of magic, because Katy catches them staging a made-up ritual—and to her astonishment, the girls collapse at Katy’s feet and fall into comas. When Katy is blamed, she becomes desperate to clear her name and finds herself battling all odds to harness her growing magical powers in order to save the Muffies and dispel the Darkness once more.


When her widowed father dumps 16-year-old Katy Jessevar in a boarding school in Whitfield, Massachusetts, she has no idea that fate has just opened the door to both her future and her past.  For one thing, nearly everyone in Whitfield is a witch, as is Katy herself, although she has struggled all her life to hide her talents.  For another, Whitfield is the place where her mother killed herself when Katy was a small child.  Determined to find the reason for her mother's seemingly senseless act as well as her own strange gifts, Katy embarks on a weird journey of discovery that leads her into the heart of darkness itself.


Sixteen hundred years after the death of King Arthur, a ten-year-old boy in Chicago finds an ancient cup which men once called the Holy Grail. To protect its awesome power, fate sends two unlikely champions -- an alcoholic ex-FBI agent and a scholarly old gentlemen -- to find the boy's true destiny, long lost in the mists of time, and bring it to fruition in the present day.

"One of the most original things I've read in years.  Books like this don't come along very often.  I can't recommend it highly enough."  --  Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon.


The further adventures of the reincarnated King Arthur and the misfit Kinghts of the Round Table as they encounter a coven of magicians who have turned their dark power to the pursuit of the Grail and the young blind girl who now possesses it.


The final novel in the Forever King  trilogy follows Arthur as he is made into a reluctant Messiah by a world in need of miracles....a world which has always destroyed its saviors. (Pub. date 2003)


Targeted for ritual murder by a powerful blood cult, diver Sam Smith and four others flee to an island where Sam is propelled through a vortex in time to the mythical archepelago of Atlantis -- a place where legend and reality are fused and ancient gods walk in human form, sowing the seeds that will bear fruit millennia in the future.  As this extraordinary but troubled civilization aproaches its terrible end, the Lost Continent bestows on Sam its dying gift: the secret of its fall from grace.

Writing as Dev Stryker:


On her 30th birthday, Amelia Pierce witnesses the violent murder of  both her parents.  But that is only the beginning.  She soon discovers that her father was a master spy whose legacy to her is a message of lies and betrayals, written in a code that only she can break...if she can stay alive long enough to find the key.

"Stryker is expert at putting the fate of the world in the balance and making the pages fly.  Deathwright is very hard to put down."  -- Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


Disillusioned with her marriage to a bitter ex-CIA agent, Amelia nevertheless becomes caught up in his orbit when the two of them discover a nude and delirious man who has washed ashore on the Caribbean island where they live.  While trying to make sense of the stranger's bizarre memories, Amelia  becomes emmeshed in a web of high-level deceit involving drug-running mercenaries, psychotic bureaucrats, and an untraceable mole close to the center of CIA operations.  Forced to play a game she does not understand in the arena of international espionage where truth is always relative, Amelia must venture to what is perhaps the least civilized place on earth in order to unravel both the secret of the stranger on the shore and the puzzle of her own life. 

With Warren Murphy:


The Edgar Award-winning New York Times bestseller about two brilliant men destined from birth to clash in a secret world of espionage, murder, and events that reach into the deepest mysteries of good and evil.

"Multilayered ..... Fascinating ...  The Murphy-Cochran partnership is obviously working." - Playboy Magazine.


Moving from the cloistered worlds of Tibetan monasteries to the tense corridors of paranoia in Washington and Moscow, this Cold War thriller is a jolting tour of the deadly forces that continue to grip the world -- and the coninuation of the Grandmaster legend.


To avenge his sister's death, a hedonistic Eurasian playboy must turn his back on all that he knows and return to his remote family roots in the Japanese underworld.  Thus is set in breakneck motion a war between a mighty Mafia family and an awesome Japanese clan still guided by a centuries-old code of brushido.

"Compelling.. A riveting collision course of a novel." -- Gerald Petievich, author of To Live and Die in L.A.


The IRA's most mysterious, elusive, and bloodthirsty murderer  has chosen the tiny Irish village of Ardath as his hunting ground, the site for one supreme act of terror that will rock the world and  plunge the beleaguered island nation into irreversible chaos.

"When Murphy and Cochran get together you may be sure of three things: enormous charm, great technique, and an exciting story." -- Gregory Mcdonald, author of Fletch