Oliver Crum and the Grim Menagerie


Book Two in the Oliver Crum Series.

Behind the walls of The Parlor lies a macabre cabinet of curiosities where spirits speak and the dead refuse to stay dead.

A year has passed since Oliver confronted the murderous Briarwood Witch, and he’s slowly adapting to life in the sleepy town of Christchurch. But when he stumbles upon an odd attraction in a neighboring city, he finds himself face to face with the same bloody magic that terrorized his friends and family the year prior.

As he uncovers the truth behind the odd supernatural secrets powering the Grim Menagerie, Oliver discovers a world of blood-borne magic hidden in plain sight—a world not eager to be found.

As murder and chaos befall the actors in the menagerie show, Oliver must join this unlikely group of allies to defeat the dark forces hellbent on harnessing their unique abilities to fulfill their own evil plans.

Oliver Crum and the Grim Menagerie continues in the spirit of the Briarwood Witch with an expanded cast of colorful characters and dastardly discoveries that’ll leave readers hooked from beginning to end.

Oliver Crum and the Briarwood Witch

Book One in the Oliver Crum Series.

The town of Christchurch has everything: rustic houses, quaint people, and a carnivorous briar patch that consumes anyone who ventures too close.

After a meltdown at work, Oliver Crum needs an escape, and Christchurch seems to be the perfect destination, at first. His aunt provides free room and board in exchange for his help at the local bakery, and the picturesque town appears picked from the cover of a magazine.

But as Oliver learns the ins and outs of the bakery business, no amount of kneading or mixing can prepare him for the mysterious murders that rock the sleepy village.

As the townsfolk point fingers in his direction, Oliver must fight to clear his name by uncovering the murderous culprit and the secrets that live in the woods at the edge of town. And underneath the facade of the carefully manicured lawns and prim and proper people of Christchurch, Oliver discovers a dark history that goes back centuries—a supernatural legacy that’s back for blood.

Oliver Crum and the Briarwood Witch is a quirky supernatural mystery with twists and turns that’ll leave readers flipping pages from beginning to nail-biting conclusion.

What do readers say about Oliver Crum and the Briarwood Witch?

The story moves quickly and delights with surprise twists. The writing is clean and original.
— Margaret
The first thing I noticed about this book was Chris Cooper’s extensive use of imagery. I’ve never seen anything as detailed, and yet it also doesn’t seem like too much. It really helped me get into the story, and made every aspect of the story interesting.
— Celia
This was a nice pre-fall book to get me in the mood for all things autumn.
— Sarah
Oliver Crumb and the Briarwood Witch” is a quick and entertaining read that tickles a part of the brain that I often forget I have.
— Ben
This is a fun read and definitely had some unexpected twists and turns.
— Anthea
The action starts with the first page and does not stop until Oliver has solved the ultimate mystery.
— Meg

The Dreadful Objects

When his reclusive uncle commits suicide in a mansion full of curiosities, Jamie Lawson is left to clean up his dusty estate. As Jamie peels back the layers of his uncle’s life as a semi-famous horror author, he discovers an eerie connection between his uncle’s works and real life tragedies. Now, he must uncover the truth behind his uncle’s books while trying to rebuild his life in a new town. But, the bizarre facts he uncovers may just threaten his new life and everyone in it. 

The Dreadful Objects is a whimsical supernatural mystery that'll keep you hooked from the first page to the nail-biting conclusion.

What Do Readers Say About The Dreadful Objects?

This read a lot like a grownups episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark or Goosebumps, but in a really good way.
— Stephanie (That’s What She Read)
All in all, this was a twisty, wildly entertaining story with relentless pacing, rich, lifelike characters and a brilliant ending which made this novel a real page-turner for me. It’s a wonderfully mysterious thriller that I had a difficult time putting down right until the surprising and utterly satisfying conclusion. Recommended!
— Roger
This was a well written, well plotted story that walked the line between supernatural suspense and horror. I frequently get tired of the overused trope of a haunted house so I was happy to find a novel offered a fresh, new and interesting perspective on those classic tales.
— Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
This is great, reliable (but not predictable) read that will not disappoint you if you like a good supernatural story. I think it would be best enjoyed in the Fall with your windows open, candles lit, and some hot tea...
— Stefanie Green