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Spirit Houses [Kindle Edition]

Die Booth
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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How far would you go for your career?
How far would you go for love?
How far would you go for the truth?

This is the time of the evening when the Things come.
As the trees close ranks and colours all merge into one colour, the Things start to stir - to dislocate their joints and stretch their limbs; rearranging themselves into new images for the twilight, they taste the air with prehensile tongues. That's what Manda's father used to
tell her. He knew how little Manda loved to hear of the paranaturals. She got that fascination from her mother, he'd say back then. After, he'd say she got that fascination from her mother, but he'd say it differently…

When Manda’s lab partner Daniel Forbes goes missing presumed dead it’s just another normal day at University Hospital. But the circumstances of his disappearance aren’t quite as straightforward as they seem and take Manda and her colleagues at the Department of Paranatural Medicine on a journey across planes and to the fringes of death to find the truth.

‘Spirit Houses’: a supernatural tale of action, adventure and excellent Scotch.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1542 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mad Doctors of Literature (11 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F53BVO6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,472 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Die Booth is a fan of pencil notes, dressing up and making your own magic. An award-winning writer who works mainly in the horror and fantasy genres, Die likes to seek out the illusive in the ordinary and lift the veil of everyday life and can often be found investigating abandoned buildings and shooting stuff with arrows, or toy cameras.

Re-Vamp, a collection of back-to-the-roots horror stories co-edited with L.C. Hu, was released in October 2011.

Die's new novel Spirit Houses, a tale of possession, betrayal and lovely cups of tea is due out on Friday 13th September 2013.

You can visit Die at

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the story of the Department of Paranatural Medicine, set in an alternate 1920s England where vampires and werewolves and the like are considered to be people with illnesses rather than creepy evil monsters and get medical treatment accordingly. Can't really say much else without spoilers, just: DEMONS and TEETH and FLASHY OLD CARS and A GHOST KITTEN and ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE GOOD.

It's difficult to categorise this book - supernatural steampunk adventure romance? - and there's a lot going on because there's a huge story to tell and a truly massive, incredible world to build, but nothing about it ever feels crowded or muddled. The author's got this cleverness with dialogue that feels absolutely real and uncontrived, and the descriptions of the places are so alive that I've even dreamed about the Negative (this weird creepy other plane the characters have to travel to in their hunt for answers).

Everyone who's ever complained (rightly) about how many horror/fantasy books only feature female leads as 1) pathetic little dollies that need to be rescued by men or 2) sentient bosoms should read this one - this is how you write non-demeaning romantic subplots that don't get in the way of an actual story. Please please read this if you're stick to death of all the drippy Bella Swans and want to read a female lead who's smart and capable and makes mistakes and manages to have a thing for a boy without completely submitting to him, and has all this internal drama but never becomes a stupid parody or cliche. I really loved Manda, she's such a great character. I loved them all. I loved the worldbuilding. I want to live there. I hope hope hope there's a sequel. Five stars isn't enough, I want to give this book a galaxy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A story to get lost in 11 April 2014
By Maybaby
Format:Kindle Edition
When Manda’s lab partner Daniel Forbes goes missing presumed dead it’s just another normal day at University Hospital. But the circumstances of his disappearance aren’t quite as straightforward as they seem.

Compelling, imaginative and filmic. A story to get lost in and a cast of characters to fall in love with. Beautifully written and illustrated by the author, with descriptions good enough to eat and a lovely humor running throughout. Kept me guessing to the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and skillfully written 27 Mar. 2014
By Flick-M
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I seem to have been reading out of my usual genre lately: first Lisa Richardson's Blog of the Dead series, then Daniela Sacerdoti's Sarah Midnight trilogy, and now this. I can't speak too highly of Spirit Houses: the breadth and scope of her writing is amazing, her prose is beautiful and the storyline caught and held my imagination till the last word - no tailing off on pace or standard here! The reader is swept along into fantastic situations and places which somehow seem plausible. I'm not going to recap the plot and characters (all of whom, by the way, are three dimensional and plausible), the blurb and others' reviews have covered this; sufficient to say I'm going to use that well worn cliche, "I couldn't put it down," because, in this case, it was true. Die Booth is a talented writer with a fertile imagination. I can't wait to see what she writes next.
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A thoroughly satisfying and beautifully crafted adventure novel, assured storyteller Die Booth gives you everything you could wish for: action, mystery and a little bit of love (not the gross kind) relayed through the eyes of fully-fleshed characters that you quickly grow to love. The tantalising descriptions of a fascinating and unsettling Otherworld lure you in and the gorgeously detailed prose makes you never want to leave. If you're a fan of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, this is definitely one for you.
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