Zach’s Story: Books One to Five

Angel of Fire


Zach Brinkley is in hospital where he’s visited by an annoying ‘winged thing’ and a set of ghostly twins. The twins believe someone is trying to kill him! Can Zach thwart this would-be killer?

 Sophie’s Return


On a school excursion to abandoned railway tunnels beneath Bottleneck Bay, Sophie Ferguson sees a ghost of a young man from her past – her past in a previous life, that is. In trying to help him, she places herself in terrible danger. Will Zach and his friends be able to save her?


Zach Brinkley enrols at Josiah Batty Grammar, only to discover that something at his new school isn’t quite right. What’s worse, the vengeful spirit of the school’s founder expects him to make it right! Will seeking justice lead to Zach’s expulsion?

There’s a new boy at Josiah Batty Grammar who, at first, Zach Brinkley and his friends can’t stand. Although Raoul improves on acquaintance, it isn’t long before Zach discovers that befriending him is dangerous. In trying to help Raoul, Zach risks his own life.
Finding Cathcart
Zach visits Shady Glades Rest Home and meets the mysterious Mr Cathcart, who’s suffering from amnesia. Who is he? Can Zach and his friends unlock the secrets of this old man’s past? What dangers may lurk there?

Switchers: Parts 1 & 2


The Boy Who Disappeared

Part 1 of Switchers


Rodney Rowbottom has developed an embarrassing tendency to fade, and learns that there’s a family history of fading on his mother’s side. His father heads a secretive government facility, BAARMY, that conducts research into the genetic modification of plants and animals. On a visit to BAARMY, Rodney discovers that something is terribly wrong. Can he use his fading ability to fix it?

Rafferty’s Rules

Part 2 of Switchers


The two detectives who investigated Rodney’s disappearance return to Frogmore to investigate a spate of supermarket robberies. Then they, too, disappear, and Rodney must go back to Llandringodd to try to rescue them.

Other titles from Wendy Milton


The Doolally Kid


Billy O’Connor, tall, skinny and unpopular, desperately wants to be good at something. Then something weird happens. Almost overnight, Bumbling Billy acquires talents that make him the coolest boy in school. He can play the piano, paint … and he can rap! Do these spookily acquired talents bring Billy happiness, or does popularity come at a price?  

The Enchanted Urn


Tim Barnett is plagued by a nightmare involving an old man, a dog and a golden urn. He discovers that the urn is both enchanted and cursed, and that until it is recovered, his great, great grandfather will be trapped in ‘a cycle of rebirth’. Can Tim recover the urn, and release his great, great grandfather?

A Stitch in Time


Sam Pendlebury is unhappy because his father is always angry. Why? Has it something to do with Sam’s missing grandfather? With the help of an elderly neighbour, Sam discovers a wormhole (a bridge in space). Travelling through this wormhole takes him back in time, enabling him not only to find his grandfather, but to discover the cause of his father’s anger.

Missing Uncle Izzy


The body of Ben Haversham’s Uncle Izzy vanishes, and Ben, although he attended the funeral, suspects his uncle is still alive. Ben’s suspicion is confirmed when he’s told that his uncle was working undercover to bring to justice a group of iconoclasts who destroyed the town’s monument, the Big Prawn.  

Taking Stock


When Neil Toovey’s mother says her uncle 'lives in the past’ , she means that he loves old things. But does Uncle Rex live in the past literally? How else can photographs of him with long-dead painters be explained? Is he van Gogh’s sitter, the old man who had his portrait painted in 1885?  


Schooled in Death


When the body of Horace Radcliffe, headmaster of Eldersley College, is discovered on the morning of 23rd May, 1975, police are puzzled by the corpse’s appearance. Clearly the headmaster has been murdered, but why did the murderer put a flower behind his ear and decorate his face with lipstick?



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