Imogen White won her place in the Undiscovered Voices 2014 Anthology with the opening to The Rose Muddle Mysteries. Imogen loves local history, and children’s stories that aren’t limited to beautiful countryside locations or secluded seaside coves.
Imogen lives in Hove with her husband, children and belligerent ginger-tomcat. The Amber Pendant – the first book in The Rose Muddle Mysteries – is her debut novel.
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A spellbinding series, full of mystery, myth and magic. Imogen was inspired to write the The Amber Pendant – the first book in The Rose Muddle Mysteries – after she discovered a little spoken-about Bronze Age cup made of amber, tucked away in a local museum in Hove on the south coast of England.
When Rose Muddle is plucked from the workhouse to become a maid in a grand mansion, she discovers that her new mistress has secret plans for her – plans which involve a strange amber pendant with extraordinary powers. But fearsome enemies lurk in the shadows, intent on finding the mysterious pendant. As the shadows begin to close in, can Rose uncover the truth of her own destiny to stop these forces of evil?
When Rose Muddle and Rui Singh travel to India to return a precious ruby, they discover they're being followed by a sinister stranger... someone who wants to steal the gem. And as a dark curse falls across the land, Rose and Rui find themselves in mortal danger. There's evil magic in the air... Can they uncover the ruby's secrets before their shadowy enemies wreak their deadly chaos?
I was amazed to discover that it was found beneath an enormous, ‘Beowulf-style’ burial mound once standing in the centre of Hove – which no one seemed to know about. I found myself imagining who this forgotten hero was, why they owned this cup crafted from amber, and what they might have done to be buried in such a grand way. Imogen White
I am interested in the idea of evil, and what drives people to make ugly decisions. I spent time researching the world’s most evil humans throughout history, trying to understand what might have triggered their behaviour. My villains are plagued by betrayal and loss as well as power, greed and self-betterment. Imogen White