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Publication Order of Allie's Ghost Hunters Books

Publication Order of City of Orphans / Bogle Books

How to Catch a Bogle / A Very Unusual Pursuit (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Plague of Bogles / A Very Peculiar Plague (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Bogler / A Very Singular Guild (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Genius Books

Publication Order of Pagan Chronicles Books

Pagan's Crusade (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pagan in Exile (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pagan's Vows (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pagan's Scribe (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pagan's Daughter (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Paranormal Support Groups Books

The Reformed Vampire Support Group (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Theophilius Grey Books

Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Theophilus Grey and the Traitor's Mask (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Witch Bank (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Evening With The Messiah (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye To Eye (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little White Secrets (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Piggy In The Middle (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horrible Holiday (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inquisitor (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Future Trap (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stinking Great Lie (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Notary (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Die for (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's Hector McKerrow Doing These Days? (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bella Vista (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rapture (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gentleman's Garden (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daryl's Dinner (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spinning Around (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Familiar (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living Hell (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Mountain (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Paradise Trap (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saving Thanehaven (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shepherd (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shelter (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Attack (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traced (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

You'll Wake The Baby! (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freckles (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Catherine Jinks
Catherine Jinks was born in 1963 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and she grew up in Papua New Guinea where her dad worked as a patrol officer. She attended Ku-ring gai High School in Sydney, where, in 2007, the library was named after her. She is a writer of fiction books for all age groups.

After working in a bank for several years, she married a Canadian journalist and lived in Nova Scotia, Canada for a short time.

Catherine gets the ideas for her novels from everywhere. Like particularly good science fiction films.

She writes whenever she has a spare moment, like when her daughter’s not around, and could write for eight hours straight if only she had the chance.

She became a writer since she loves reading, as well as gossip, history, TV, and films.

“Pagan’s Vows” won the 1996 Children’s Books of the Year Award: Older Readers. “Eye to Eye” won the 1998 Children’s Book of the Year Award: Older Readers and was a co-winner of the 1997 Aurealis Award for best young adult novel. “You’ll Wake the Baby” won the 2001 Children’s Book of the Year Award: Younger Readers. “Evil Genius” and “Genius Squad” won the Davitt Award for Best Young Adult Book in 2006 and 2009 respectively. “A Very Unusual Pursuit” won the 2014 Children’s Book of the Year Award: Younger Readers. “Shepherd” won the 2019 Australian Shadow Award for Best Novel.

Catherine has also won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the IBBY Australia Ena Noel Encouragement Award, and the Adelaide Festival Award. She was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Children’s Literature in 2001.

“Pagan’s Crusade” is the first novel in the “Pagan Chronicles” series and was released in 1994. Catherine spins a colorful story loaded with down and dirty details of medieval life, action, and a healthy dose of sarcasm that is sure to appeal to teen readers, particularly boys.

Pagan Kidrouk (age 16) has been kicked in the pants once too often and down on his luck, shows up on the doorstep of the Templar Knights in the medieval Jerusalem, trying to find work as a squire. He is just expecting some protection from the seedier aspects of life out on the street and just a few square meals. But instead, he finds himself being put to work for Lord Roland de Bram; in an exciting life of laundering Lord Roland’s garments, polishing his armor, even training to fight by his side.

However while the Infidel Saladin is leading his army to Jerusalem, it starts getting more and more difficult for Lord Roland and Pagan to discern who they can trust or what action they should take. Neither the Christian Crusaders nor Saladin’s army offer any simple answers. Could a bloody battle for control of the Holy City be inevitable?

“Eglantine” is the first novel in the “Allie’s Ghost Hunters” series and was released in 2002. Allie Gebhardt once thought that sharing a room with Bethan (her little brother) was bad enough, however sharing a room with a ghost proves to be down right frightening.

Allie’s family, in this deliciously spooky story, is haunted by Eglantine Higgins, a young girl’s ghost that once lived in their house. After these mysterious writings appear on the walls in Bethan’s room, Bethan moves in with his big sister, much to her dismay. Allie, irritated by her little brother, gets determined to rid Bethan’s room of this unwanted guest.

This suspenseful story combines cleverness, mystery, and just a little bit of humor to create a frightfully fun ghost story for younger readers.

“Evil Genius” is the first novel in the “Genius” series and was released in 2005. Cadel Piggot has got a fascination with systems of all sorts and a genius IQ. He was illegally hacking into computers at the age of 7. He is now 14 and is studying for his World Domination degree, taking classes such as forgery, embezzlement, misinformation at the institute that was founded by Dr. Phineas Darkkon, a criminal mastermind.

Even though Cadel might be advanced well beyond his years, at heart he is still just a lonely kid. When he falls for the brilliant and mysterious Kay-Lee, he starts questioning the moral implications of his studies for the very first time. However could it be too late to stop Dr. Darkkon from carrying his evil plot out?

An engrossing thriller novel with geeks and freaks, humor and darkness, “Evil Genius” explores the fine line between evil and good in an odd world of subterfuge and manipulations where nothing is like it appears.

“How to Catch a Bogle” is the first novel in the “City of Orphans” series and was released in 2013. Birdie (10 years old) is a bogler’s apprentice and has faced down enough monsters that lurk in the wells, chimneys, and other dark places of Victorian London. She serves as the bait, singing sweetly to lure the bogles out for her master, Alfred Bunce (the well seasoned Go-Devil Man) to kill them with his trusty spear. Enter Miss Eames (the wealthy folklorist), who’s determined to find much more scientific ways of drawing the monsters out, and Birdie fears her livelihood might be threatened by this well meaning lady.

Meanwhile, some orphans have been disappearing and a bogle is suspected, however Birdie and Alfred find that something even more sinister is at work. This book treats the reader to an engaging and lively tale with an endearing protagonist at its center. Street-wise, capable, forthright, Birdie leaps off of the page with bravery, pluck, and brilliance. Some historical details are woven in to the story to ensure that readers get firmly ensconced in Victorian London where bogles might be waiting to snatch unsuspecting kids, however they’re not the only danger to be had that’s for sure.

This well paced tale builds to quite the exciting climax while each bogle encounter raises the stakes and Alfred and Birdie are faced with a choice which will change their lives. Even though this adventure is wrapped up pretty nicely, readers are sure to be delighted knowing the stage has been set for future bogling exploits.

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