How do you fight a vampire… in Australia?
Nothing interesting ever happens in sleepy, rural Ludwood. Not until undertaker Shelley sets up shop with her eco-friendly burials.
Her latest funeral, farewelling an environmental legend, was meant to help her struggling business – even the gatecrashing priest condemning her heathen ways didn’t damper her spirits.
But when frightening screeches wake Shelley in the middle of the night days later, she finds an empty grave and things start to go wrong.
Like vicious attacks in Ludwood wrong. Were the priest’s protests of blasphemy right? Has Shelley unwittingly unleashed the undead and reduced the headcount in Ludwood instead of reducing their carbon footprint? And where does Shelley even start?
There’s no manual for hunting vampires in the bush.
About The Author
Growing up in Tasmania, Madeleine D’Este now lives in inner-city Melbourne surrounded by books. After studying law (and never practising) and travelling the world, Madeleine now lives a double life, immersed in the corporate world by day and writing female-led speculative and mystery fiction by night.
Madeleine hosts the weekly Dark Mysteries book review radio show/podcast on artdistrict-radio.com, as well as Write Through The Roof, the podcast for writers. When not writing, Madeleine enjoys podcasts, knitting, forteana, indie films, kettle bells and likes her coffee as ‘black as midnight on a moonless night’.