Maha is not in a position to be choosy about the work she takes, so when offered a job as a Chief Administrator at an office in a seedy business park she jumps at the chance. However, all is not as it seems. Not only is she the only employee but her boss has disappeared on a business trip leaving her with full responsibility for everything. hen locking up at night, Maha hears noices coming from the locked and supposedly empty neighbouring psychiatrist's office. A chilling mystery unravels as Maha investigates the 'empty' office and uncovers the horrifying nature of her boss's true business.
Structural Readers is a series in six stages, of mainly original titles including fiction, non-fiction, poems, and plays.
The past plays an important part in both of these stories. In Stranger things have happened, Chris Duncan, a successful young businessman, arrives home from Pakistan determined to find himself a wife. He has no luck- until a dream of his happy childhood days in a Sussex house puts him on the right track.
In It’s not right, is it? A young man, David Monroe, takes a flat in an old lady’s house. Trouble starts when he realizes that the old lady believes he is her own dead son…
Luton in the grip of a sweltering summer is a pretty sedentary place - which is bad for the private detective business. Thieves, fraudsters and philanderers take the month off and the only swingers in town are the ones to be found on the 19th hole of the Royal Hoo Golf Course. The civilized reputation of the “Hoo” is in trouble, however.
PI can mean many things, but can it really mean a balding, middle-agd redundant lathe operator from a high rise in Luton, Beds? Joe Sixsmith thinks it can. His Aunt Mirabelle thinks you'd have to be crazy to hire him, and Joe's current clients certainly fit the bill. One seems to be confessing to the brutal murder of his whole family; another thinks she's a witch.
Hurrying out of St Monkey's church on the last Amen of the Creation, Joe Sixsmith stumbles across a boy's corpse in a cardboard box and into more trouble than he's ever known. Soon his casebook is full to bursting: retired colonial Mrs C. demands to know how the boy got there; Gallie, the Mutant from Outer Space, urges him to find the stranger nosing into her granddad's past; while Butcher,
At the same time he is trying to find out who is threatening all kinds of nastiness against top athlete Zak Oto if she wins her New Year's Day race to celebrate the opening of Luton's splendid Pleasure Dome. Everybody looks suspicious, from her ex-con minder Starbright Jones, through her trainers, past and present, to her own family. And the only reassurance Joe has that he's getting warm is when someone starts trying to kill him!