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Catchpole and the Slimehair Saga-bookcover

By: Dane N Reeve

Catchpole and the Slimehair Saga

Pages: 230 Ratings: 5.0
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On a seemingly idyllic summer day, John and Bob’s fishing excursion takes a chilling turn when they reel in an unidentifiable, slimy creature from the depths of the local river. Against better judgment, they bring their catch home, unaware of the impending doom it heralds. Only Grandma, often dismissed as eccentric, senses the lurking danger. But her warnings fall on deaf ears.

As the situation spirals, it becomes clear that the creature is not alone. It’s communicating with another malevolent being, hell-bent on erasing John Catchpole from existence. In desperation, Grandma enlists the expertise of her trusted friend, Ruby Cartwright, a renowned figure in the paranormal realm. Together, they unravel a sinister plot, leading them to a final showdown with the dreaded Sylvia Slimehair. The stakes are high: banish Sylvia to the abyss or lose John forever.

As a former salmon farmer, Dane N Reeve spent fifteen years working on the west coast of Scotland. He returned to university as a mature student, graduating with a BSc Hons in ecology and an MRes in applied fish biology.

He is a keen angler and kayaker, and he loves to travel. When he was 23, he traveled overland to India and back. He loves touring by car through Europe and has undertaken ecological fieldwork in Kenya.

In January 2023, he married his Russian fiancée, Elena, in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has three children from his first marriage and five grandchildren.

Customer Reviews
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  • Kevin Jenkins

    After coming across the first chapter on Amazon, it managed to surpass my high expectations AND be nothing at all like I expected. This is Reeve's debut novel, but he has complete control of the story and his style. A very compelling and page turning read. This seminal, imaginative and unusual fantasy has elements of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Miss Marple and Swallows & Amazons (on acid) all masterfully woven into a seamless and wholly captivating 229 pages. It is an extremely well told story of a young John Catchpole setting off for an innocent summer days fishing in the beautiful English countryside with his best friend Bob and Nipper the dog. The incidents that develop are wholly absorbing and the theme, which has implications far beyond the obvious or expected, is skilfully handled and climax naturally in dark yet amusing (yes really) scenes of paranormal rampage and turmoil. This original, alluring, and intriguing story is told with freshness, intensity and power. It’s a first novel that reads like the work of an author who has published many books over many years. I very much hope that Mr Reeve is busy penning the next episode of this exciting tale. Just what is it that Grandma and Ruby can’t put their finger on?

  • Manetta Anderson-Mcintosh

    “Catchpole and the Slimehaor Saga" is a delightful blend of adventure and the supernatural. When John and Bob stumble upon a peculiar creature while fishing, little do they know the chaos it will bring into their lives. As the malevolent entity targets John, it's up to his eccentric granny and her paranormal-savvy friend to unravel the mystery and save the day. With humor, heart, and a dash of spine-tingling suspense, this tale keeps readers hooked until the very end. Through quirky characters and unexpected twists, the author crafts a gripping narrative that seamlessly weaves together themes of friendship, bravery, and the power of family bonds. "Catchpole and the Slimehair Saga" is a captivating read that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next adventure.

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