Here you will find a sample of books to read including historical research mini books and action archaeological adventure novels. The first 9 chapters of each novel will be uploaded here for you to read. Click on the link to access the chapter, which will open in a new window.
Archaeology and History Non Fiction Research Books
Maritime and Port History in Australia by Cassie Madden
This is a summarised book of maritime and port history in Australia. In it you will find information about:
- Early seafaring and water transport,
- Indigenous maritime history,
- The discovery of Australia and how mariners found and mapped our coasts, and
- A short history of ports located in Australia.
Fiction Mystery Books
Story of Lena, the photo and its secret’s by Cassie Madden
Lena Ruther’s goes on an adventure to seek out the identity of a mysterious man in a photo taken in the 1980s given to her by her grandmother Rose. No one seems to know who the man is or how or why he came to be in the photo. There are twists and turns and changes from present day to our past. There is family history, tragedy and current events all intertwined. Can the mysterious man be identified? Or is it a trick with the camera? The book takes you from Australia to Norway and then to Iceland and back again.
Sea of the Adventurers – Cottony Randstand Series by Cassie Madden
Cottony Randstand a data analyst and oceanography specialist receives a phone call from her bother Curtis informing her that their estranged uncle Frank has died. Their uncle Frank has left a strange box full of books, maps and mysteries on Curtis’s door step and so the adventure begins to explore what was left in the box. Can the contents of the box lead to a discovery of a life time? Or is it just a estranged uncles imagination playing tricks with them?
Another novel started – currently titled Maia Gaiynes Mystery – Cassie Madden
A young woman travels to a small village in the north of Norway to restart her life. On the way she discovered the body of a young boy floating in the shallow water not far from the road. Who is the boy and why was he murdered? Maia, why rebuilding her life, discovers more than she ever imagined about the boy, his family, his death and her own life.
Chapter One – Very beginnings of the novel
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