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Catherine Jinks

Biography

Catherine Jinks

Catherine Jinks is the author of THE REFORMED VAMPIRE SUPPORT GROUP and the Genius trilogy: EVIL GENIUS, GENIUS SQUAD and THE GENIUS WARS. She is a three-time winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award, and in 2001 received a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian children's literature. She lives in Leura, Australia.

Catherine Jinks

Books by Catherine Jinks

written by Catherine Jinks with illustrations by Sarah Watts - Children's 10-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction
If ever a chill entered her soul, or the hope suddenly drained from her heart, she knew a bogle was to blame. Birdie McAdam, a 10-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. 
by Catherine Jinks - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Tobias Richard Vandevelde finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help. It's not until he's kidnapped and imprisoned that he starts to believe them --- and to understand what being a paranormal monster really means.

by Catherine Jinks - Historical Fiction

Early 13th-century Languedoc is a place of valor, violence, and persecution. At age 16, Babylonne is tough, resourceful, and desperate to escape her arranged marriage to a senile old man devised by her strict aunt and abusive grandmother. Babylonne escapes disguised as a boy and embarks on an action-packed adventure that amounts to one choice: trust the mysterious Catholic priest who says he's a friend of her dead father, Pagan, or pursue her fairy-tale version of her future, one in which she will likely fight and die in a vicious war with the French.

by Catherine Jinks - Thriller

Now that the Axis Institute for World Domination has been blown up; the founder, Dr. Phineas Darkkon has died; and Prosper English (who enrolled Cadel in the first place) is in jail for myriad offenses, Cadel Piggott has round-the-clock surveillance so he'll be safe until he testifies against Prosper English. But nobody seems to want Cadel. 

When he is approached by the head of Genius Squad --- a group formed to investigate GenoME, one of Darkkon's pet projects --- Cadel is dubious. Genius Squad can offer him a real home and all the technology his heart desires. But why can't he bring himself to tell Saul what the group is really up to? And how can Genius Squad protect Cadel once Prosper English breaks out of jail?

by Catherine Jinks - Historical Fiction

The year is 1209, and papal forces from the north are driving their bloody crusade against the Cathar heretics to Carcassonne. With the battle lines inching ever closer, the world of Father Pagan, Lord Roland, and Roland's mysterious brother grows more real to Isidore --- and more terrifying --- by the day. The last of four books in an acclaimed series, PAGAN'S SCRIBE casts the worldly, wise-cracking Pagan in an unexpected role as friend and mentor to a young soul in need.

by Catherine Jinks - Historical Fiction

While the emotionally wrecked Roland tries to find peace in monastic life, the humility and blind obedience required of all novices do not come easily to the worldly Pagan — especially when he learns that the monastery is riddled with deceit and corruption. Someone is stealing alms, and Pagan is determined to find out who. But the truth may come at a price, one that could force him to reconsider his pious role — and his dedication to Roland.

by Catherine Jinks - Historical Fiction

The year is 1188, and Jerusalem is in the hands of the Infidel. Upstanding Crusaders and their squires are returning to Europe, hoping to rally more knights to their cause. Meanwhile, local unrest is brewing. Church authorities are duking it out with the de Brams over a group of "heretics" living nearby. And now Pagan and Roland, sworn to defend Christianity, are left to decide for themselves whom to stand by-and whom to trust.