3: Summer

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Hachette Children's Group, May 6, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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Six months have passed sine the last Ellerton teenager died, but Darina is still traumatized by the stabbing of her own beloved Phoenix. But there's work to be done as Darina must now turn her attention to the shooting of Summer Madison - the beautiful and gifted, singer-song-writer with a heart of gold.
It's been nearly a year since the random shooting in a shopping mall caused Summer's meaningless death. Summer left behind recordings of her wonderful songs and a deep sadness amongst high school friends. Now Darina must act as Summer's agent to track down the psychotic killer in a clear search for justice. With the sound of Summer's music constantly playing inside Darina's head, recalling the wonderful months when she was alive and performing her first gigs, Darina, Phoenix and the Beautiful Dead are determined to catch the crazed killer. And all the while Darina's love for Phoenix continues to beat ...

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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.'

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