Douglas Alder resides with his wife and seven children in a treehouse in Belize and lives sumptuously on insects, sunlight, freeflowing cenote water and shrimps. As well as his wife he is assisted by a wise tree spirit and the usual requisite three fools.
Is the idyllic vernacular cottage in the woods really what it appears to be? Is anything or anyone? Just who or what is genuine anymore? What’s a fake, who’s a fake and, oh, who is the genuine murderer?
Three year old brain damaged Anna is held hostage in an ancient Breton Manoir by the Quimboiseur, a self styled sorcerer from Martinique, and his mad daughter. He believes Anna's family cheated him of his share of a fortune and wants them to pay. But an evil spirit haunts Le Manoir de Guillac. Unless her deeply troubled mother can rescue her in time, Anna is doomed to die on her fourth birthday.
Some mischievous presence in a beguiling sub-tropical glade beside stream in Cornwall, England, entices lovers to visit: some find sudden life but two find sudden death.Only when the ancient owner dies and the property comes to auction does the tragic truth emerge.