Did you know that umbrellas could fly? Well, here's a story about one that did! Inspired by an actual event that took place in a quiet suburb of Boston when a restless deck umbrella was blown into the sky on the windiest day of the year, The Adventures of the Flying Green Umbrella is a rhyming children's story about adventure. Not just any adventure, but an adventure featuring a six-foot tall green deck umbrella that flies away and embarks on a journey of fun and games.
Dr. Jaid Merritt doesn't do digs. The last time she ventured into the jungle, someone died. Now she's content to decipher Maya glyphs from pictures sent to her by her famous archaeologist father. But when he goes missing while trying to perform a ritual based on her translations of an ancient codex, Jaid must put aside her fears and travel to Guatemala to find him.
Widowed London social worker Georgina “Georgie” Jefferson battles guilt and public disgrace when one of her charges, abused five-year-old Angela Hopkins, is beaten to death. She retreats to Furze Pen, an isolated Devon cottage that once belonged to Stephen, the deceased brother she never knew. In this refuge, she hopes to learn something about Stephen. But the hostility of her neighbors and a series of chilling incidents - including the disappearance of her dog.