THOMAS E. STAPLES:
The Case of the Giant Carnivorous Worm
(A PENDLETON CASE #1)
Published: 22nd of March, 2019
Anna Pendleton is terrible at what she does.
With a keen eye and a not-so-keen everything else, her skills as a private investigator aren’t given much time to shine, until buildings begin to vanish and the ground starts eating people. Alongside her only actual friend, Madeleine, she will run face first into danger, mystery and a giant carnivorous worm, all to help the residents of her isolated British town.
Especially if they have money.
Fast-paced, gory, and immensely entertaining, The Case of the Giant Carnivorous Worm blends fantasy horror and mystery with plenty of humour in an exhilarating debut.
The Mystery of the Mutant Water Devils
(A PENDLETON CASE #2)
Published: 7th of December, 2021
There’s always something beneath the surface.
When a body crops up under strange circumstances in the town of Shawton, two local inspectors – Joel and Gina – are baffled by the case, pushing them to request the services of one vaguely notorious plonker: Anna Pendleton.
With the many tides closing in around her, the young private detective must solve the mystery of what is lurking beneath the water, and discover why everyone has been acting so strangely before the whole town succumbs to the terror from the deep.
Anna Pendleton’s second adventure in the Pendleton Case series, The Mystery of the Mutant Water Devils, is a snappy, blood-filled horror-comedy, and a triumphant follow-up to The Case of the Giant Carnivorous Worm.