Author(s): Cathy MacPhail
'I saw my teacher in the queue in the supermarket last Christmas. Miss Baxter. I was surprised to see her. She'd been dead six months.' In Out of the Depths, Cathy MacPhail introduces her latest character, Tyler Lawless, who has an unusual and sometimes scary gift. She is able to see dead people. And sometimes they speak to her, asking for her help. When Tyler moves to a new school she is hoping to make a fresh start. But it is very difficult to make a fresh start when a boy who is supposed to be dead appears in your classroom, and statues in the school seem to come alive and point towards the place where the dead boy, Ben Kincaid, was murdered. Will Tyler be able to assist Ben with his pleas for help, or will she be dismissed as an attention-seeking teller of tall tales? A thrilling and spooky tale from the acclaimed Cathy MacPhail.
Introducing a feisty, brave and attractive character, Tyler Lawless, a new ghostly sleuth with a special gift A spooky and nerve-tingling tale with an unexpected twist that will have all fans of Cathy Macphail's books, especially Another Me, clamouring for more Will be jacketed in Cathy MacPhail's stunning new black and white look Cathy's novel Underworld was chosen for Booked Up 2009. Booked Up's goal is to encourage and support reading for pleasure among children in the Year 7 age group
Praise for Cathy MacPhail: 'Young adult fiction is going from strength to strength, led by authors like Cathy MacPhail' - Bookseller 'Cathy MacPhail's novels are tuned to how teenagers talk and behave' - Times Educational Supplement Praise for Grass: 'Gritty and convincing throughout, Grass conveys with chilling accuracy the power of gang leaders over local communities ... This is a book with real bite and an uplifting ending' - Bookseller
Cathy MacPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award with her novel Run Zan Run, and the Scottish Arts Council Award with Fighting Back. Roxy's Baby was one of the winners of the inaugural Royal Mail Book Awards. Cathy MacPhail's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademarks being pacy and topical storylines. Cathy lives in Greenock, Scotland.