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Martyn Waites - Author

About the Author

Born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Martyn Waites has held two writing residencies at Huntercombe Young Offenders Institution and HMP Chelmsford. He currently runs arts-based workshops for socially excluded teenagers. Martyn's previous novels include BORN UNDER PUNCHES and THE WHITE ROOM.

Featured books by Martyn Waites

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Author: Martyn Waites Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2014

The fully authorised chilling sequel to Susan Hill's bestselling ghost-story, The Woman in Black, released in 2012 as a film featuring Daniel Radcliffe.     This is the book the follow-up film starring Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Phoebe Fox is based on. Autumn 1940, World War Two. Bombs are raining down, destroying the cities of Britain. The evacuations begin, and soon children are being taken to the country for safety. Teacher Eve Parkins is in charge of one such group. The children are scared and Eve does her best to calm them, but the truth is that she too is haunted by a personal tragedy she cannot put behind her. Their destination is Eel Marsh House. Desolate and forlorn, it is situated on a causeway and is sinking into the treacherous tidal marshes that surround it. Far from home and with no alternative, Eve and the children move in. But soon it becomes apparent that there is someone else in the house with them, someone Eve can't see but who is far more deadly than any number of German bombs...The Woman in Black.

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The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Author: Martyn Waites Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2014

This is the fully authorised chilling sequel to Susan Hill's bestselling ghost-story, The Woman in Black, released in 2012 as a film featuring Daniel Radcliffe. This is the book the follow-up film starring Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Phoebe Fox will be based on. Autumn 1940, World War Two. Bombs are raining down, destroying the cities of Britain. The evacuations begin, and soon children are being taken to the country for safety. Teacher Eve Parkins is in charge of one such group. The children are scared and Eve does her best to calm them, but the truth is that she too is haunted by a personal tragedy she cannot put behind her. Their destination is Eel Marsh House. Desolate and forlorn, it is situated on a causeway and is sinking into the treacherous tidal marshes that surround it. Far from home and with no alternative, Eve and the children move in. But soon it becomes apparent that there is someone else in the house with them, someone Eve can't see but who is far more deadly than any number of German bombs...The Woman in Black.

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The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Author: Martyn Waites Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Autumn 1940, World War Two, the Blitz. Bombs are raining down, destroying the cities of Britain. In London, children are being removed from their families and taken to the country for safety. Teacher Eve Parkins is in charge of one such group, and her destination is an empty and desolate house that appears to be sinking into the treacherous tidal marshes that surround it. EEL Marsh House - Far from home and with no alternative, Eve and the children move in. But soon it becomes apparent that there is someone else in the house; someone who is far deadlier than any number of German bombs...The Woman in Black.

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Other books by Martyn Waites

Candleland

Candleland

Author: Martyn Waites Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2011

A reporter combs London's underworld in search of a missing addictA hard-hitting series of anti-corruption articles and a new girlfriend mean that, for the first time since his wife and child were murdered, investigative reporter Stephen Larkin is happy in Newcastle. It's a shame, then, that his work is about to take him south. A friend of his, police inspector Henry Moir, has lost his youngest daughter, an HIV-positive heroin addict named Karen. Her last known location was London, which Larkin once called home, so Moir asks the reporter to act as tour guide to the capital's hellish underworld.They travel south together: a man whose life is coming together and one whose life is fraying apart. Karen lies deep within London's shadow world. To find her, they must descend to depths from which good men may never return.

Born Under Punches

Born Under Punches

Author: Martyn Waites Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2011

A mining strike wreaks havoc in a small British coal townToday Coldwell is desolate, a crumbling town whose streets are lined with empty shops and populated by ghosts. Two decades ago, the city thrived on the back of a coal industry so powerful that in 1984, the union staged a strike intended to bring Britain to its knees. Instead the government broke the strikebreaking Coldwell along with it.The effect is seen in five citizens of the town: a heroic footballer, a Dean Martinobsessed thug, an increasingly desperate striking miner, a crusading journalist, and the reporter's troubled sister. As the story shifts between 1984 and 2001, it becomes clear that what was a political action in the mid-1980s caused permanent changes in the foundation of British life. The bodies buried in 1984 will not stay underground forever.

White Room

White Room

Author: Martyn Waites Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2011

A veteran returns from war to find a city torn apart by poverty and crimeA year after the end of World War II, Jack Smeaton has returned to Newcastle, a nineteen-year-old with bone-white hair and a memory that cannot be cleansed. After the eye-opening experience of war, he sees his hometown for what it really is: a city so blighted by poverty that it's hard to believe his was the victorious nation. A visit to a socialist meeting puts Smeaton under the sway of T. Dan Smith, a future city councilman whose dream is to rebuild Newcastle.As they spend the next decades working to improve the lot of the working man, something sinister bubbles underneath the surface of their new city. In the shadows of the towers Smith builds to house the city's poor, a psychopath lurks, ready to christen the Newcastle of the future with the blood of the past.

Speak no Evil

Speak no Evil

Author: Martyn Waites Format: eBook Release Date: 13/05/2010

Anne Marie Smeaton is back in the hometown she hasn't seen for forty years, trying to live a normal life with her partner and teenage son. But that's impossble for Anne Marie. Because forty years ago, when she was eleven, she killed a little boy. She is trying to make peace with her past by telling her story to journalist Joe Donovan. But it's not that simple. By dredging up memories and emotions she usually keeps repressed, Anne Marie is unleashing old nightmares from the past. Suffering from horrifying visions, she sometimes does bad things. Things she has no memory of afterwards. So when a teenager on her housing estate is murdered and she wakes up with blood on her hands, Anne Marie naturally fears the worst. Her fragile life falling apart, Anne Marie turns to those she loves. But where she was expecting support, she finds only betrayal. Desperate, she turns to Donovan for help. But Donovan may have his own reasons for helping her. Reasons which have to do with the disappearance of his own son . . .