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Cathy Macphail - Author

Scottish author Cathy McPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award with her novel Run Zan Run, the Scottish Arts Council Award with her second novel, Fighting Back, a Royal Mail award and the 2010 Explore Award for Roxy's Baby and the 2010 Stockport Award and Royal Mail Award for Grass. Cathy's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademarks being pacy and topical storylines. Cathy lives in Greenock, Scotland.

Cathy wrote Run Zan Run after her daughter Katie was bullied at school. Cathy now loves writing for children. Asked what she'd do if she wasn't a writer, she says: "If I wasn't paid to write, I'd still write books. What do I do in my spare time? I write. What is my hobby? Writing. I just love it. So, what would I be if I wasn't a writer? Bored stiff."

Cathy is the author of the heart-stopping and highly original crime thrillers Nemesis Boys. Reluctant readers in particular will be drawn to the whole package – the dramatic cover look, the short time frame in which all four thrillers are set, the short, pacy chapters, the cliff hangers and the dynamic, independent, resourceful boy hero.

Nemesis is the junior Bourne Identity so parents who are fans of Robert Ludlum’s writing will appreciate just how good and suitable the Nemesis quartet is for their late tween and teen offspring.

Devil you know is a fast-paced teen thriller with the author’s unique brand of real-life drama and shocking twists, the action-packed story of a group of boys dealing with friendship, trust and revenge on a Glasgow estate.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Cathy Macphail

Devil You Know
Cathy Macphail
Award-winning writer Cathy Macphail, master of the unexpected twist, leads readers into a tense and sometimes violent story before revealing the truth. Newly arrived on an estate in Glasgow, Logan is thrilled when he finds a friend. Baz seems cool...
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Mosi's War
Cathy Macphail
Winner of the Scottish Book Awards 2015 12-16 age category A taut, brilliantly written novel that has both pace and topicality that will give much opportunity for discussion and debate.
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Secret of the Shadows
Cathy Macphail
Prize-winning Cathy MacPhail will send a chill through her readers in haunting novel of how a past evil effects the present. Tyler is thrilled to be spending time with her aunt tidying up the picturesque cottage they have inherited from...
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Grass
Cathy Macphail
Winner of the Scottish Book Award 2010 (Older Readers category). Tension mounts and there is no escape in this gripping thriller about gang violence. Leo and his best friend Sean have been brought up knowing how to avoid danger...
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Hide and Seek
Cathy Macphail
Interest age Teen Reading age 8+. Chilling from start to finish this is a brilliant, fast moving and spooky story. When new girl Destiny arrives at school she asks if it is really haunted… Everyone knows it isn't but tricking...
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Nemesis 4: Ride Of Death
Cathy Macphail
This is the final thriller in the Nemesis quartet and certainly one not to be missed. A heart-stopping and highly original crime thriller series from the award-winning and highly acclaimed author Catherine McPhail. Nemesis : Ride of Death sees a...
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Nemesis 3: Sinister Intent
Cathy Macphail
The third in the Nemesis quartet, a heart-stopping and highly original crime thriller series from the award-winning and highly acclaimed author Catherine McPhail. Nemesis : Sinister Intent sees people going missing and each one of them is known by Ram;...
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Nemesis 2: The Beast Within
Cathy Macphail
The second in the Nemesis quartet, a heart-stopping and highly original crime thriller series from the award-winning and highly acclaimed author Catherine McPhail. Nemesis : The Beast Within finds Ram cheating death not once but four times, but despite that...
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Worse Than Boys
Cathy Macphail
Hannah loves being part of the Lip Gloss Girls. They operate as a gang – mostly challenging the Hell Cats and always standing up for each other. But, when Hannah's accused of betraying the Lip Gloss Girls, she soon finds...
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Nemesis 1: Into The Shadows
Cathy Macphail
The first in the Nemesis quartet, a heart-stopping and highly original crime thriller series from the award-winning and highly acclaimed author Catherine McPhail. Nemesis : Into the Shadows introduces Ram, who has no memory of who he is, how he...
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