Brenda must face her
demons, but first she needs to get to the bottom of the sinister
goings-on that threaten to overcome an all-too-quiet seaside town.
poison pen letters start flying around the quiet lanes of Whitby,
trouble is in store for Brenda and Effie. And with Jessie the Zombie
Womanzee, trips down memory lane and amorous ghoul hunting, literary
minded and strangely youthful professors of Icelandic history, as well
as a terrifying encounter with bamboo wickerwork gods from the dawn of
time, even Brenda’s ample cup is running over. But her most challenging
battle is the one she must fight with herself – or, at least, parts of
This is the second in the continuing adventures of Brenda and Effie as they guard Whitby against nefarious goings on.
with the previous book in the series there are several short tales
embedded within the longer story. In this instance though they serve to
provide more insight into Brenda's past and present. We are introduced
to one of her ex beaus - a monster hunting Cambridge don and Sheila
Manchu - wife of a certain aged (and now deceased) oriental criminal
mastermind. These two play central roles in the unfolding menace of an
ancient alien bamboo god called Goomba who so desperately wants to go
home he's putting everyone under a spell.
As with the first it was a good fun read although it was considerably less gung-ho than it's predecessor.