Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by ellen
Halloween is less than a month away and I’m ready to settle down on the couch with a spooky story to get in the mood! There’s just something about a scary book that I really enjoy. Of course, I don’t want anything that’s TOO scary otherwise I won’t go to sleep at night. Mortal End: A Simmering Pit Of Jiggery Pokery by Toula Mavridou-Messer is the perfect book to get you in the mood for Halloween without terrifying you at the same time.
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Mortal End: A Simmering Pit Of Jiggery Pokery by Toula Mavridou-Messer
You may remember that I reviewed Mortal End: A Simmering Pit Of Jiggery Pokery by Toula Mavridou-Messer last week. You can check out my review for all my thoughts but here is a brief reminder of what the story is all about:
“A lightning storm sparks a fire deep in Phooka Wood.
The following morning, Mortal End’s self righteous rector Ænus P. Wordsworth, his sidekick Savant Poe and a motley crew of villagers venture into the wood to see what damage has been done.
To their amazed befuddlement, right in the centre of the seared earth is a giant mound of molten toffee and within it, a selection of human remains.
Ænus P. Wordsworth takes it upon himself to find out who these bones belong to and how they came to be there. In doing so, he uncovers a horrific tale of murder, incest and cannibalism that spreads throughout the neighbouring villages that surround Phooka Wood.
Their investigation takes them to all corners of their roundabout world; from Mortal End to the oozing Hamlet of Stifle and Little Napoo. Along their colourful journey, we are introduced to a larger than life cast from Doc Sheare the barber surgeon, Verrye Brutall the handsome woodsman, Beliala Bigswoln the publican’s daughter, Baron Rubigo Bluebeard and Umbra the Bogyman.
Two of my readers will win their own copy of (affiliate) Mortal End: A Simmering Pit Of Jiggery Pokery by Toula Mavridou-Messer!
Ellen is a mom of a 25-year-old son and 30-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable toddler. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, and check out the latest toys and games.