Books by Catherine MacPhail

UNDERWORLD by Catherine MacPhail
Released: July 1, 2005

"Unlikable characters, unlikely events and an unbelievable monster add up to a story that is unlikely to find an appreciative audience. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Simultaneously predictable and far-fetched, this amalgam of adventure, psychological study and horror fails to be either a suspenseful story or a thoughtful examination of young people struggling to overcome difficult challenges. Read full book review >
DARK WATERS by Catherine MacPhail
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"An exciting read with strong appeal for mystery fans and reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Scotsman Col McCann, son of a deceased criminal and the hero-worshiping brother of another, seems destined to continue in the family trade. Read full book review >
MISSING by Catherine MacPhail
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"The story, with characters as palpable as this page, works on many levels: it explores the complexity of grief and love, the devastating fact of runaways living on the street, and the powerful menace of bullies, all in the guise of a good old-fashioned ghost story. (Fiction. 12-17)"
As 13-year-old Maxine assaults an arcade video game, the reader is dropped into the fray and knows that this girl is suffering from more than teen angst. Read full book review >