By Midnight: Ravenwood Mystery #1 by Mia James

by |August 12, 2010

April Dunne is not impressed. She’s had to move from Edinburgh to Highgate, London, with her parents. She’s left her friends – and her life – behind.

She has to start at a new school and, worst of all, now she’s stuck in a creepy old dump of a house which doesn’t even have mobile phone reception. Ravenwood, the new school, is a prestigious academy for gifted pupils, run by a mysterious educational trust. With her sports scholarship, the fees aren’t a problem …but trying to fit in is when the rest of the students seem to be more glamorous, smarter, or more talented than she is.

It’s intimidating and isolating, even when she finds a friend in the conspiracy-theorist Caro Jackson – and perhaps finds something more than friendship in the gorgeous Gabriel Swift. But there’s more going on at Ravenhood than meets the eye. Practical jokes on new students are normal, but when Gabriel saves her from …something …at the Highgate Cemetary, and rumours of students going missing start to circulate, April has to wonder if something more sinister is going on…and whether or not she’s going to live through it …

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John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for the last twenty years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Head of Product and Chief Buyer at

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