Books

By all appearances, Jade Sheffield has it all; a successful law career, intelligence, beauty… but a shadowy side of her personality has always lurked behind the facade, threatening to eclipse her otherwise conventional life. When she falls for high profile Gold Coast surgeon, Angelo Morley, she becomes tangled in the web of his deceit and shady underworld dealings.  Discovering his only interest is to use her as a pawn in his latest scam, her yearning for revenge tips her even further into a snare of unpremeditated murder and panic driven self-preservation.  But her crime is discovered by the person closest to her.  Can she kill a second time in cold blood to protect herself – and risk losing herself to the darkness forever?

Moving between the glitter strip of the Gold Coast and the beautiful surroundings of Far North Queensland, this psychological thriller delves into the spiralling demise that anger and revenge can wreak on the personality.

Revenge is indeed a strong motivator. But when coupled with what is arguably the worst of the deadly sins: greed, the resultant mixture is an explosive concoction. In Lea Scott’s Eclipsed, not only are the elements blended but the fuse is set and lit.

Ian Jay, Author/Book Reviewer/Radio Announcer

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Australia’s most infamous murdering bushranger, Ned Kelly, has been dead for more than 100 years since he was hanged in Old Melbourne Goal. Now it seems he’s back from the dead – and he can’t stop killing! 

 

He starts with the four youths who stole his skull from the museum as part of a teenage prank. They’re grown men now, and one by one they’re picked off and ‘hanged by the neck until dead’, just as Kelly was.

 

Felicity Simons, the one girl in on the teenage prank, is now a history lecturer at Australia’s oldest university. When warning messages from Kelly start to appear she embarks on a quest to grant his dying wish, hoping to put mad Ned’s spirit to rest.  But has Ned Kelly returned, or is there a real killer out there? As the police begin to hunt the killer, Felicity soon discovers she could be his next victim…

Taking a well-known Australian legend and creating a whodunit is a refreshing concept. Lea weaves the plot well, describes the situations with skill and embeds enough red herrings to keep you guessing all the way.  

Ian Jay ‘Saturday Read’ ABC Radio

It’s a well-plotted story… Lea Scott skillfully sets up one suspect after another, to keep the pages turning… It’s one of those books that would be worth a second reading by writing students, just to study how Lea Scott does it.

Simon Sandell, ‘Readersvoice.com’ 

Anthologies

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Lea brings you her inaugural collection of fate-inspired tales and poetry set to engage your emotions.

A wannabe serial killer looking for attention is blamed for a crime he didn’t commit…an orphan discovers freedom in retribution…love and new cures are found in unexpected places…

These and many other scintillating stories will move you through laughter and tears, then send shivers down your spine.

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Lighthouses: beautiful, mysterious, dangerous, remote – the perfect setting for this genre fiction anthology – a collection of fantasy, sci-fi, romance, crime, historical fiction, dystopian and paranormal short stories from established and emerging Australian authors. 

 

Lighthouse is a unique multi-genre collection of short stories that celebrate lighthouses.  From sci-fi and fantasy to romance and crime – and everything in between – Lighthouse features exciting voices from emerging and established Australian writers including Lea Scott.

Chilling short stories of gruesome murders and clever crimes. With determined detectives, cunning crooks and amateur sleuths, this book has such a range of variety, there's sure to be mystery to suit you.


Authors include some of Australia's best-selling writers alongside emerging new talent.

 

Includes Lea Scott's story 'The One that Didn't Get Away' which is a revised version of a story that shortlisted for the UK Fish short story prize.

Fantasy stories to transport you to magical destinations, each brimming with unique twists, from sword and sorcery to unearthly tales and legends. Not your usual unicorn.

Includes Lea Scott's short story 'The Eighth Deadly Sin' which centres around an urban fantasy crime.

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The Rainforest Writing Retreat presents its latest anthology: Ghosts and Graves.


Haunting stories that will linger long after the lights are turned out, this collection of spine-chillers include a mix of seasoned authors with emerging talent.


Read them on your commute to work, during your lunch break... or late at night... if you dare!


Includes pieces from award-wining global best-seller, Anna Campbell, The 'man in black' and ghost tour guide, Jack Simm and many, many more  including Lea Scott.

 Sol Ramirez
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How far will one person go for family?

Ex-airforce pilot Ricky Winger and his brother-in-law Ted stumble across an underground people trafficking racket at an abandoned airfield in Phoenix, run by a ruthless Mexican cartel. When they kill Ted, Ricky infiltrates the cartel’s ranks hell-bent on retribution. Now the cartel has kidnapped his sister and mother for ransom, and the only way to keep them alive is to unlock an age-old family secret to find a stash of money hidden in far-off Australia during a WWII plane crash. Ricky’s only chance to find the money is to re-build the rocky relationship with his estranged father, an agoraphobic war veteran living reclusively in the Australian bush, who holds the secret to its location.

Sassy, risk-taking undercover detective Sol Ramirez has only ever had one agenda as she climbed the U.S. police ranks – to track down the men who gunned down her parents and trafficked her into child prostitution. With her own personal agenda to avenge her parents’ deaths, can she keep her promise to Ricky to keep his family safe while he is away or will the cartel carry out their threat to send Ricky’s family home to him in pieces?

One for All is the first book in a series featuring undercover detective, Sol Ramirez.

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COMING SOON

During a holiday in Acapulco, Mexico in 1989, a young Australian couple return from dinner to discover that one of their six month old twin daughters, Ruby, has been abducted. Every year on the twins’ birthday, the family return to Mexico with her identical twin Rachel, hoping to spot Ruby in the tourist town.

Undercover Detective, Sol Ramirez, is in Acapulco investigating a baby trafficking ring while also secretly trying to find the cartel members who gunned down her parents when she was a teenager. She discovers a secret about her past that leads her from being the hunter to the hunted.

Can she stay alive long enough to help the family find Ruby and wreak her own revenge?