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Books
· Severance Packages Ebook, print & audio

· Flowers from the Grave - E-book print & audio download

· Under the Coolabah Tree - second edition

· Cock of the Walk - Ebook, print & audio download

· Under the Coolabah Tree - Audio Book

· Captain Angus, the Lighthouse Ghost - e-book & audio download

· Mirror, Mirror... E-book download / print book

· Mind's Eye - the imagery of remembered scenes E-Book

· Sir Henry, the Knight in Space Audio download

· Flowers from the Grave - audio book download mp3


Short Stories
· Washed Up!

· The Ticket

· The Lowlander

· The Black Box

· Spiritual Rites

· River Gum

· Reunion

· Barbie Doll

· Hettie, the Hearse

· Fireflies


Articles
· Writing memorable characters!


Poetry
· Father Mine

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News
· New audio book downloads

· Wendy Laing's mysteries now in large print paperback

· Half price Christmas Sale

· New murder mystery published

· My Books Update

· My publishers 2 week Christmas sale

· Mirror, Mirror... now available in print

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Flowers from the Grave E-book

12/18/2004 5:37:00 PM

by Wendy Laing


The first in the Inspector Jane Doe adult mystery/paranormal series. Inspector Jane Doe, head of Melbourne Homicide is staying in an isolated cliff top cottage. She's recovering from near fatal head injuries received from a serial killer.

Ryan O'Byrne a stranger on the beach befriends her. Jane's idyllic sojourn turns into a nightmare. Who is sending her flowers with threatening notes attached? Is Ryan truly a ghost? Can she trust Ryan as a friend or is he in fact the serial killer, and she his next victim?



Prologue
"So, Jane Doe, you kept your promise."

Jane noted that the voice was breathless and disguised. "Yes. Why don't you come out, and we can talk?" Jane peered into the darkness of the warehouse, but she could only see a vague shape in the shadows. "You asked me to come. You said you have information about the serial killer."

"You're alone?"

"Yes," she lied. "Please come over here. I'd prefer not to call out to you."

The man moved a few steps towards her, but stayed in the shadows. "I'm glad you came alone, as requested, Jane Doe."

Jane's nerves tingled down her back. You don't know, mate, but Steve is outside! The stocky figure moved another step closer. At that instant, Jane realized why she could not see his face. He wore a dark balaclava. She feigned nonchalance as she spoke. "What do you want to tell me?"

The hoarse voice echoed around the empty warehouse. "I know who you're looking for. But I can't tell you his name or it will be the end of me."

"We can give you protection -"

"I don't want protection, Inspector, I just want you to know that this man is clever - he targets prostitutes."

"We know that already -"

"He thinks they are all trash! All of them are trash! He must be stopped - he'll kill again."

An eerie silence followed. Jane's heart pounded in her chest. Her mouth was dry and her voice croaked, "What's your name?" He did not answer. She steeled herself and asked, "What do you know about this killer?" She needed to feel the cool comfort of her gun that was nestled in her handbag, but resisted the temptation, not wanting to scare him away.

The hoarse voice repeated, "Trash! All trash!"

"You're not telling me what I need to know."

There was a noise outside the warehouse as Steve bumped into something in the dark.

"You're not alone!" the man snarled, and spun away.

Jane grabbed for his arm, but the bulky figure was surprisingly nimble on his feet. She managed only to snag his jacket sleeve. He jerked free, then shoved her backwards into one of the metal roof poles. Her head hit the pole with a thud. Surprisingly, there was no pain at first, but as she crumpled, warm sticky blood oozed down her face.

Her assailant turned and ran.

Although dizzy and weak, she managed to call out for her partner. She heard him in pursuit, then yelling at the retreating man. A moment later, Steve was at her side.

"Steve?" she croaked, then dry-retched onto the floor as nausea and pain overcame her.

Strong, but gentle arms went around her. "It's okay, Boss, everything's okay. I've called for an ambulance. You'll be fine, Boss - Boss?"

Jane slipped into unconsciousness

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More News by Wendy Laing

· New audio book downloads - 11/13/2008 9:43:00 PM
· Wendy Laing's mysteries now in large print paperback - 12/21/2007 5:56:00 PM
· Half price Christmas Sale - 11/24/2006 4:04:00 PM
· New murder mystery published - 6/5/2006 5:53:00 PM
· My Books Update - 4/24/2006 8:06:00 PM
· My publishers 2 week Christmas sale - 12/1/2005 5:06:00 PM
· Mirror, Mirror... now available in print - 10/28/2005 11:44:00 PM
· Wendave Audio Books Press Release - 4/7/2005 4:46:00 AM
· Wendy Laing's Blog - 3/4/2005 7:20:00 PM
· Short stories - 2/8/2005 9:35:00 PM
· Popular Jane Doe sequel under production - 2/2/2005 10:48:00 PM
· Under the Coolabah Tree  - 5/12/2004 7:43:00 PM
· Wendy Laing's audio books on Ebay - 4/7/2004 10:47:00 PM
· Wendy Laing audio books at Amazon - 12/4/2003 8:19:00 PM
· fee e-book competition - 7/5/2003 6:40:00 PM
· Cap'n Angus now published as e-book - 6/28/2003 1:08:00 AM
· Vale for my co-author of Mirror Mirror - 4/27/2003 7:35:00 PM
· Flowers from the Grave' audio Cd published!  - 3/19/2003 5:04:00 PM
· Aussie Poetry Special! - 1/8/2003 1:32:00 AM
· Sir Henry, the Knight in Space - 10/2/2002 4:41:00 PM
· New Audio Book Release! - 7/29/2002 1:14:00 AM
· Wendy's Writing World Forum - 6/15/2002 7:34:00 PM
· Mirror, Mirror...' contracted! - 4/27/2002 7:55:00 PM
· Exciting Audio books Venture! - 4/21/2002 11:36:00 PM
· Join me in the shade 'Under the Coolabah Tree' - 1/21/2002 10:43:00 PM
· Flowers from the Grave" published! - 10/10/2001 5:36:00 AM
· How Wendy Laing Writes Australian - 7/23/2001 7:33:00 AM
· Hot off the press! - 4/27/2001 9:07:00 PM
· Cap'n Angus to be in print! - 2/22/2001 6:58:00 PM
· 4 STAR REVIEW! - 8/13/2000 11:35:00 PM
· A Spirited finalist at the Eppie 2000 Awards! - 7/17/2000 12:49:00 AM

Books by
Wendy Laing



Captain Angus, the Lighthouse Ghost - E-book audio & print book

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Mirror, Mirror... E-book download / print book

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Mind's Eye - the imagery of remembered scenes E-Book

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Under the Coolabah Tree





Flowers from the Grave - audio book download mp3

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Under the Coolabah Tree - Audio Book

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Flowers from the Grave - E-book print & audio download

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