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Maguire, Eden

Six months have passed since the last Ellerton teenager died, but Darina is still traumatized by the stabbing of her own beloved Phoenix. There's work to be done as Darina must now turn her attention to the shooting of Summer Madison - the beautiful and gifted singer-songwriter with a heart of gold

Book. English. Horror. Young adult fiction. Fiction 13+. Occult fiction.
Published London: Hodder Children's, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Eden Maguire
ISBN: 0340988630, 9780340988633
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 274 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Beautiful dead ; bk. 3
Subject: Murder Investigation Fiction.; Supernatural Fiction.
Series Title: Beautiful dead ; bk. 3.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5
Interest Level: UY
Points: 8
Quiz Number: 217761

Author note

Eden Maguire lives part of the time in the US, where she enjoys the big skies and ice-capped mountains of Colorado. An abandoned farmstead two hours south west of Denver gave her the perfect setting for The Beautiful Dead. 'It was as if time had stood still,' she says of her first chance visit to the ranch. 'The kitchen still had the old rocking-chair and iron stove, the ancient barn door really did blow open and shut in the wind.' It was here that the seed for a series of paranormal romance mysteries was sown. Eden Maguire's lifelong admiration for Emily Bronte's timeless classic, Wuthering Heights, ties in with her fascination for the dark side of life and informs her portrayal of the restless, romantic souls in The Beautiful Dead. Away from her interest in the supernatural and the solitary pursuit of writing fiction, Eden's life is lived as much as possible in the outdoors, thanks to ranch-owning friends in Colorado. She says, 'Put me on a horse and point me towards a mountain - that's where I find my own personal paradise.'


'excellent writing style, compelling characters coupled with a powerful mystery. A real page-turner'
Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids