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Trisha Hughes

Jack Curtis Mystery Series

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V2V Historical Series

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Beware of Beautiful Days
Prequel to the Jack Curtis Series


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This prequel takes the reader back to when Jack Curtis was a detective in Surfers Paradise as in introduction to this fan-favourite mystery and suspense series.

As a heavy mist rolls into the hinterland of Surfers Paradise, a dog digs up a small bone in the rainforest. His owner, a local doctor, immediately recognises it as the humerus of a small child and calls the police.

When Jack and his partner Samantha O’Neil arrive at the crime scene, Jack’s instincts tell him something isn’t right and this may just be the tip of the iceberg. One day later, four more small bodies are found and the shocking violence shakes the small community of Tamborine Mountain to its core. 

With his Inspector pushing for an early closure of the cold cases, tensions rise threatening cracks in the team of officers at Surfers Paradise police station and pressure mounts as the press demand answers.

Threads from the past are woven into the present when another small boy disappears and Jack struggles with the shocking realisation that this has been going on for five years under their very noses.

Book 1
 in the Jack Curtis Series


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Ex-police detective Jack Curtis thought he’d seen everything.

That is until he found his friend Joe naked and sobbing on the steps of his house, a gun lying beside him and his fiancée Shannon dead in a pool of blood.

All the evidence points to Joe as the murderer, yet he professes his innocence. 

But if Joe didn’t do it, who did?

Jack digs deep for answers but what he finds reveals Shannon was playing a more sinister and dangerous game than he could ever have imagined….

                  . . . now he is questioning everything he thought he knew. 

Book 2
 in the Jack Curtis Series


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We all make mistakes, there's no doubt about it. And of late, Jack's track record was looking pretty grim. But sometimes, the best of intentions can become the worst decisions of your life.


Picking up a young, female hitchhiker on a dark rainy night could possibly be the worst decision Jack had ever made.

One week later, the hitchhiker was missing and the sequence of events that followed that one simple good deed left jack reeling with disbelief.

Suddenly, he was thrown into a world of drugs, prostitution and murder as he delved deep into the disappearance to clear himself.

In his wildest dreams, he never imagined where the investigation would lead.

Book 3
 in the Jack Curtis Series



After her sister’s murder twenty years ago, Samantha Neil walked away from her family and home, fully intending never to return. There were too many hurtful words spoken in those last few days to ever attempt a reconciliation with her family and too many secrets that involved a feud between the Neils and their neighbours, the O’Donovans, that were never explained. Bundled into that pain was the loss of her childhood sweetheart, Rory O’Donovan.


When her mother died, an urgent plea from her elder sister bought her back to Tasmania for the funeral. Surprisingly, left for Samantha was a suitcase full of family photos, an ancient diary written by her grandmother and a heart-breaking letter from her mother appealing her to explore the clumsy investigation of her sister’s murder and to read the diary, which would explain everything.


But with that investigation, a Pandora's box of lies and deception is opened, leaving Samantha reeling from her discoveries.

The Number 1 Best-selling Autobiography


A remarkable story of loss, hope and discovery


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“…one week after my first communion and three days before my seventh birthday, my father went back into hospital and I awoke to the sound of silence.”


That afternoon, a police car delivered Patricia Gourgaud to Nazareth House, a Catholic orphanage for abandoned children. She would never see her home or her mother again.


Throughout years at the orphanage, she never stopped longing for the mother who had deserted her or for her beloved father, whose too few visits ceased mysteriously when she was a young teenager. At the age of fifteen, she ran away from her last abusive foster home determined to leave the horrors of her past behind her and start a new life for herself. Alone.

But fate wasn't finished with Patricia yet. Through a heart-wrenching twelve months of domestic violence, her survival instincts resurfaced and she was able to forge ahead with her life.


Then one night twenty-five years later, she received a telephone call from a complete stranger, a young woman who had an amazing story of her own to tell that included Patricia.


Daughters of Nazareth is Patricia’s story. It is a compelling and moving account of a woman who refused to be bowed by the worst that life could throw at her. It is a story about how confusion and loneliness was transformed into one filled with love, happiness and peace. But above all, it is the deeply touching story of a woman who grew up without a family only to find them when she least expected it. 


For better or worse, the story of Scotland is long, tumultuous and endlessly inter-connected with England.  History has possibly never seen such an intense relationship between two countries. ‘THE TARTAN KINGS’ tells us the story of ruthless kings, a favoured queen, warriors, battles and wars. But standing tall above them all are the strong, dependable ones who persevered. The resilient ones. The irrepressible ones.

Scotland has been a desert, a swamp, a tropical rainforest, and a desert again. It has drifted north over the planet with an ever changing cargo of dinosaurs, giant redwoods, sharks, bears, lynx, giant elk and wolves. And also, in the last twinkling of an eye in the geological time-scale, human beings. But it has always been on this unavoidable collision course with England. If they weren’t fighting each other, they were fighting the English. 

To the Scots, the English have been friends, allies, rivals, family and oppressors. 


But mostly enemies.


The Powerful Story of Scotland's History


The V2V Historical Series

Step into England's History

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