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Publication Order of The Celia Rees Supernatural Trilogy Books

City of Shadows (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Trap in Time (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Host Rides Out (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of H.A.U.N.T.S. Books

H Is for Haunting (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Is for Apparition (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
U Is for Unbeliever (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
N Is for Nightmare (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
T Is For Terror (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
S Is for Shudder (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Point Horror Unleashed Books

Transformer (By: Philip Gross) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Sinister (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transformer (By: Philip Gross) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vanished (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catchman (By: Chris Wooding) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Facetaker (By: Philip Gross) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amy (By: Samantha Lee) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cunning Man (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bogle (By: Samantha Lee) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Witch Child Books

Publication Order of Colour Her Dead Books

Colour Her Dead (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Hour (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Every Step You Take (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bailey Game (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soul Taker (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Chamber (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truth or Dare (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Decayed: Ten Years Of Point Horror (With: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirates! (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wish House (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stone Testament (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sovay (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fool's Girl (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
This is Not Forgiveness (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glass Town Wars (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Decayed: Ten Years Of Point Horror (With: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Daughters of Time(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Celia Rees
Author Celia Rees is an English author of children’s literature, which includes some fantasy and horror books.

Celia was born in the year 1949 in Solihull, West Midlands, however now lives in Leamington Spa with her teen daughter and husband. She went to University of Warwick and got her degree in History of Politics. After finishing university, she taught English in Coventry secondary schools for seventeen years, and it was during this time that she started writing.

While she was a teacher, she asked many of her students why they would not read the books that they were given and what they wanted to read about. The kids said they wanted books with horror, pirates, action, danger, and magic.

Celia’s work has been translated into 28 languages. She’s been shortlisted for the Whitbread (now Costa), the W. H. Smith Children’s Book Awards, and the Guardian. Celia is a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation. She’s been on the Society of Authors’ Management Committee and Chair of the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group.

The inspiration for “Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook” came when she found an old cookery book among her mom’s belongings. It contained some handwritten recipes from her mom, grandma, and aunt. There weren’t any letters, so this was the only written connection between any of them. There was something there Celia was interesting in writing about.

Celia finds that the best part of being an author is having the freedom to organize your own working time as well as being your own boss. Writing is creative fulfilling, and, when it goes right, exciting.

Celia’s debut novel, called “Every Step You Take”, was released in the year 1993. Her work is from the adult fiction, young adult fantasy and children’s fiction genres.

After more than twenty books for kids, she released her first novel for adults, called “Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook”, which was released in the year 2020.

“Witch Child” is the first novel in the “Witch Child” series and was released in the year 2000. A teenage girl’s diary about how she escaped persecution as a witch, just to face some new intolerance in a Puritan settlement.

Enter the world of Mary Newbury, a world where just being different could cost somebody her life. Mary’s startling tale, which has been hidden until now in the pages in her diary, starts in the year 1659, the same year that her beloved grandma is hanged in the public square as a witch.

Mary barely escapes having to face a similar fate, just to face new danger and intolerance among the Puritans in the New World. How long will she be able to conceal her true identity? Is she ever going to find a place where her healing powers won’t be feared?

“Sorceress” is the second novel in the “Witch Child” series and was released in the year 2002. Native American magic fused with colonial history in a novel that connects Mary Newbury, the self-proclaimed witch, with one present-day American Indian girl.

When Alison Ellman, who is a Boston researcher that is fascinated with Mary Newbury’s diary entries, sends off a request for more info about the girl, and is stumped for any kind of a decent lead. That is, until a Mohawk, named Agnes, responds with a message that tales in her culture have mentioned “a white woman that joined the people,” and that her aunt may have some of Mary’s things.

After Alison drives the girl to the reservation to talk with Aunt M. Agnes quickly discovers that she is supposed to go on a vision quest, a spiritual journey to connect her with the universe and the soul. It is on this journey that Mary’s history is fully revealed: her rescue from exile and then her acceptance into an Indian tribe, which is her new family, ad her development as a sorceress. Then there is the destruction of her people by colonial settlers, and finally the life she discovers being a powerful healer.

Along with the rest of Mary’s tale, there are some background journal notes about Elias Cornwell provided, as well as info about Beulah’s fate, Jack Gill, the Morse Quilt, and more.

“Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 2020. World War Two recently concluded, and Britain has established the Control Commission for Germany, which is to oversee their zone of occupation. The Commission hires British civilians to work in Germany, to prosecute war crimes and rebuild the shattered nation. Bored with her job as a provincial schoolteacher, a bit aimless, and unwilling to live with her stuffy genteel parents, twentysomething Edith Graham applies for a job with the Commission, however she instead gets recruited by the OSS.

She is perfect spy material, to them, ordinary looking, single, with a college degree in German. There is another thing, the OSS knows that Edith’s brother attended Oxford with Count Kurt von Stabenow, one of their most hunted war criminals and somebody that Edith remembers much too well from before the war.

She heads to Germany, intrigued by this challenge, and is armed with a convincing cover story: she is playing the part of unassuming schoolteacher sent off to help resurrect German primary schools. To send back info to her OSS handlers back in London, she has created the perfect alter ego, Stella Snelling (a cookbook author) who writes a popular magazine cookery column which embeds vital intelligence within the recipes that she collects.

However Germany is littered with collaborators, other spies, and opportunists, and she gets pulled into their world. Edith quickly finds that nobody is what they appear to be. The closer that she gets to revealing von Stabenow’s whereabouts, and the network of German civilians still supporting him, the greater the danger is.

With a compelling and unique premise, this novel is a captivating and beautifully crafted novel about betraying, daring, and female friendship. Celia is a fantastic author, and delivers a compassionate and well drawn novel. The novel has been well researched, with some outstanding characters.

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