"Luke" by Stephen Lawrence

A family move into an old Tudor house not knowing the secrets that lie within.


A successful career minded young couple, Tom and Pat Dalton and their 2 children, move into an old Tudor house unaware of its previous history. Jamie their young son thinks it’s the best place ever, especially because the house comes with a resident cat, lots of interesting places to explore, and a new playmate from the neighborhood called Luke.

Their teenage daughter Sarah, who has to settle into her new school adds to the stress, but it’s not because of her studies.

The parents however, soon have reservations about the move to their new dwelling after some strange things begin to happen, and they begin to find out the sordid history that goes with the house.

Genre: FICTION / Ghost

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Horror

Language: English

Keywords: ghost story. , horror. , mystery.

Word Count: 55,668

Sales info:

Good at release of publication then slowing. A good reason for publishing in other languages to increase sales potential.

Sample text:

The Year is 2000, the Millennium.

    After arriving home from school, he took a drink up to his bedroom as he usually did, where he would endeavor to finish his homework before the evening meal. However, this afternoon, his usual after school tranquility was interrupted by loud screams and shouting from somewhere downstairs in the house. He was concerned enough to get up from his studies and go to investigate what was going on. As he got to the bottom step he realized that the screams were coming from the cellar.

Looking down from the top of the stairs that lead down to the cellar, he couldn’t believe what was happening in front of his eyes, the terrible scene he was witnessing, he was unable to force himself to watch anymore…all the blood and the screaming was too much to bear. He had unwittingly put both hands over his mouth to restrain himself from screaming out aloud.

    He knew he would be next if he was caught, but the doors to the outside had been locked and the keys removed, he couldn’t get out so he had to hide. He went as quietly as he could back up the stairs and higher, up to the attic, then he locked himself in and removed the key. Holding onto it so tightly that he drew blood from his palm, while he hid behind the toy chest, shaking wildly but trying to control his tears and his breathing so as not to be heard.

    The screams from downstairs turned to deathly silence, and he knew that the knife wielding monster in the mask would be looking for him next.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Alexandra Hirsch
Author review:
Excellent translation by Alexandra Hirsch, always accurate and on time.
Already translated. Translated by Konstantina Deletari
Author review:
Konstantina always delivers excellent work and well before the timelines. Thanks again for working with me on my books. Regards, Steve.
Translation in progress. Translated by Davide Alberio
Already translated. Translated by Victória Orlandi
Author review:
I find that Victoria is very passionate and meticulous going about her work as a translator. The accuracy and timing of her work is exceptional and I would highly recommend her.
Already translated. Translated by Perla Cecilia Carrizales
Author review:
Exceptional work by Perla. Always on time and easy to communicate with. It was my pleasure to work with her. Regards, Stephen Lawrence.

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