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Ebook The Cold Calling by Will Kingdom read! Book Title: The Cold Calling
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.30 MB
ISBN: 055214584X
ISBN 13: 9780552145848
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Reader ratings: 3.9
The author of the book: Will Kingdom
Edition: Transworld Publishers
Date of issue: March 1st 1998

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This is a long, and somewhat rambling, novel and I will admit that it took me a while to get into it – but once I did I was hooked. The novel begins with the murder of a hunt saboteur, who turns out to be known to Sydney (Cindy) Mars-Lewis; a transsexual shaman with his ventriloquist’s dummy, Kelvyn Kite, as his totem (as one character says to another later in the book, it is best not to think about this too much in case you “lose confidence,” causing me to actually laugh out loud while travelling on a train). Cindy feels the murder of his landlady’s daughter was linked to that of the killing in the same forest of William Rufus so long ago, but his thoughts fall on the deaf ears of a police force who like facts and not rambling shamanic theories.

Meanwhile, D I Bobby Maiden – one of the aforementioned police – is also having a bad time. Living on his own after the breakdown of his marriage, he has uncovered evidence of bribery and corruption in his superior and his life is in danger. Indeed, he is killed, but only for a short time. Sister Anderson, a nurse at the hospital, whose own physical ailments were healed miraculously, lays her hands on him and brings him back. However, she is later horrified to learn that, rather than the usual memories of a bright light in a tunnel, Bobby comes back to a dread of death and horrifying, frightening dreams which leave him afraid to sleep. Sister Anderson (Andy) takes him to the place where she was healed - to the house of grumpy Marcus Bacton (owner of a tiny New Age periodical) and his ‘housekeeper’ healer Mrs Willis.

Marcus Bacton is currently having a battle with television archaeologist Prof Roger Falconer, who has brought High Knoll, the ancient site that Andy was taken to by Mrs Willis and who has since fenced it off. He is running the University of the Earth from his nearby farmhouse; including summer schools for wealthy tourists, and covets Marcus’s house/castle, which he feels would look for suitable for his endeavours. Also converging on this area is Grayle Underhill; a New Yorker who writes a New Age Column (‘Holy Grayle’ of course…) for a newspaper and whose missing sister was last known to be at Falconer’s farm.

The Green Man is the oldest Guardian of the Earth and he believes in hunting, sacrifices and blood. Cindy believes that someone is murdering people around the country and that, somehow, this disparate group of people have to solve the crimes and find the killer. What ensues is a crime novel, which includes the paranormal. Why is the previously High Knoll now seen as ‘Black Knoll’ by Mrs Willis and what about it causes Bobby Maiden to recoil in horror? What darkness has entered him, since he returned to life and can he, Grayle, Marcus and Cindy discover the truth about whether there really is a serial killer walking the ancient tracks and committing ritual murders? This is both an excellent crime novel, complete with some very human hard men that are after Bobby, and packed with brilliant characters, lots of humour and a good dose of the scary and unexplainable. I think I may have become a Phil Rickman devotee and look forward to reading the sequel to this book, “Mean Spirit.”


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Ebook The Cold Calling read Online! Will Kingdom is the pen-name of British suspense author Phil Rickman (creator of the acclaimed Merrily Watkins series).


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FELIX

There are some interesting pages

THOMAS

My life was divided into two halves: before and after reading the book!

ELIZA

Why do they ask for a phone?

ALBERT

Why do you need to write a phone?

EVELYN

This book is holding in tensions until the end!




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