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For ages now, to order print copies from Amazon, we Aussies had to create a U.S. shopping/shipping address and pay to have our 'zon books shipped to that U.S. address, then the shipping company would forward to us. This made double postage and handling, which made books incredibly expensive for us to order, which drove many authors to publish on IS over here.

I just went to order 10 copies each of my Outback Riders books for Christmas gifts, and we can now have them shipped direct from 'zon to Oz. So, I increased the order to 30 copies each, and they're on their way, direct from the U.S. to Down Under. Yay. Of course, the international postage is still expensive, but I was on the verge of organising to print with IS, and now I won't (well, for at least a while).


Great news and great timing for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

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Legend has it that somewhere in Peru, atop a towering, jungle-covered mountain, stand the ruins of ChaCha Muchos, the Lost City of the Dancers. What happened there nearly five hundred years ago remains a mystery. Who were these people? Why did they build their city so far from civilisation? And why, in the end, did the entire tribe dance itself to extinction?

When that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, sets out to solve the mystery, he doesn't know that he is not the only one on the trail to ChaCha Muchos ...

The first astounding adventure of Cairo Jim!






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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim in Search of Martenarten
« on: October 20, 2020, 01:26:05 am »




A Tale of Archeology, Adventure and Astonishment![/b][/color]

Far away in upper Egypt, in a place known as the Valley of the Kings, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim (assisted by Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel), is searching for the lost tomb of Pharaoh Martenarten, Worshipper of the Moon and King of ancient Egypt.

But somebody of great deviousness, treachery and manicured evil wants what they are after. And he will stop at nothing to claim it for his own!

The second extraordinary Cairo Jim mystery of history![/font]





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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim and the Sunken Sarcophagus of Sekheret
« on: October 20, 2020, 01:25:44 am »


When the manicured evil genius, Captain Neptune F. Bone, disappears in the Red Sea while diving for a lost sarcophagus, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, is called in to try and help find him in the dark and watery depths.

But when Jim, Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel take the plunge, little do they know that what they are about to find will become one of the most flabbergasting discoveries in the history of archaeology!


The third extraordinary Cairo Jim mystery of history!




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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim and the Alabastron of Forgotten Gods
« on: October 20, 2020, 01:25:20 am »


A seemingly ordinary vase is stolen from the Greek Archaeological Museum by a figure swathed in mystery. But the vase -- an ancient alabastron -- holds a secret: a potent force within it that must NOT be allowed to escape!

It is up to Cairo Jim (that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet) and friends to track down the thief, before the alabastron's mysterious contents are unleashed upon the modern world ...

The fourth flabbergasting adventure for Cairo Jim!





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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim and the Quest for the Quetzal Queen
« on: October 20, 2020, 01:24:55 am »


Strange paintings have come to light in ancient Mexican pyramids and temples. Is the mysterious woman depicted in the paintings the actual Quetzal Queen? Did she really reign for almost 800 years? And if so, how?

What has the sudden disappearance of Mademoiselle Fifi Glusac (the famous contortionist and harmonica player) got to do with it?

Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, with his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel, finds himself faced with another flabbergasting mystery from times past...

The fifth astonishing adventure for Cairo Jim!





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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim and the Chaos from Crete
« on: October 12, 2020, 02:59:47 am »
Cairo Jim and the Chaos from Crete

A Tale of Underground Uncertainty
by Geoffrey McSkimming




Strange, toxic gases are spreading through the ruins of the ancient Palace of Knossos in Crete, forcing tourists and visitors to abandon the site. Where are these gases coming from? Who is the rambunctious man in gas mask and rubber suit who appears amid these foul odours? And what extraordinary secret lies beneath the ruins of Knossos -- a secret that many have believed was, until now, a mere myth?

Cairo Jim (that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet) and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel uncover one of the grossest distortions of history in this, the tenth suspenseful and startling mystery of history in the Cairo Jim Chronicles!




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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim in Bedlam from Bollywood
« on: October 12, 2020, 02:59:25 am »


From a Bollywood film studio in India, Valkyrian Airways flight attendant Jocelyn Osgood finds herself flung into a subcontinent of intrigue, danger and curries, the likes of which she has never known. But this is only the beginning compared to what awaits her good friend, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, and his companions Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel. Does the jungle really hold all the secrets of magic whispered of by those who believe in such things?

The 12th bout of suspenseful, breakneck nonsense and inspired whimsy from the man who marches to a rhythm all his own, Geoffrey McSkimming!





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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim at the Crossroads of Orpheus
« on: October 12, 2020, 02:58:57 am »


Cairo Jim at the Crossroads of Orpheus: A Tale of Perfumes, Perils and Pompeii

All's smell that ends smell!

In the dusty ruins of the ancient House of the Perfumer at Pompeii, astonishing discoveries are taking place! Perfumes, long forgotten, are being reinvented and given new life. But when one of these whiffs of wonderment--believed to have legendary hypnotic powers--goes missing, it is up to that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, and his friends to try to stop a rush of evil so gargantuan that the world could be plunged into a chasm of eternal terror!

The 14th subtle onslaught of whimsy and historical strangeness from that inky, tireless scribbler, Geoffrey McSkimming!





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Cairo Jim and the Astragals of Angkor: A Tale of Extraordinary Entanglement (The Cairo Jim Chronicles Book 15)

The Astragals of Angkor, strange ancient carvings from Cambodia, are rediscovered in the Vaults of Abandonment, deep below the Old Relics Society in Cairo. Where did the Astragals come from? Who are the people depicted on them? And why are they shown in such outrageous positions?

Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, finds himself faced with the most astounding revelations of his career in this fifteenth tale in the Cairo Jim Chronicles. Little does he realise that such bizarre contortions may lead to monumental destruction of all that we know ...

Yet more unexpected uncoverings from the chronicler of these annals of audacity, Geoffrey McSkimming!






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The Book Bazaar / Re: The Startling Tale of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
« on: October 12, 2020, 02:58:12 am »


The Startling Tale of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Monologue in Verse, with Additional Dialogue by William Shakespeare

'Prince Hamlet was a gloomy fellow,
he dressed in black. Never yellow,
or green or red or even blue --
'twas black, and nothing else would do.'

A startling new version of the classic tale, with additional dialogue by Mr. William Shakespeare.





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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim and the Lagoon of Tidal Magnificence
« on: October 04, 2020, 10:26:38 pm »
A Sumatran Tale of Splendour



High in the crater of an extinct, jungle-covered volcano in Sumatra, a legendary ancient palace is thought to exist ...

What astounding secret does this palace harbour? Where is the missing Turkish Women's Olympic Championship Tent Erection Team? What has the Glamourdust Glove and Gusset Company got to do with it? Will Cairo Jim (that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet) and his friends Doris the macaw, Brenda the Wonder Camel and Jocelyn Osgood of Valkyrian Airways, discover the amazing truth? Do you know that your top button is undone?

Another action-packed, breathless romp of historical whimsy from the pen of Geoffrey McSkimming!




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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim and the Rorting of Rameses' Regalia
« on: October 04, 2020, 10:26:13 pm »



In a dark, long-forgotten antechamber in the Temple of Hathor, an astonishing hieroglyphic discovery has been made!

What have the hieroglyphics got to do with the legendary Transilient Sceptre of Rameses? Is it true that this dust-smothered ancient sceptre could possibly have the astounding powers attributed to it? Will this power once again see the light of day in this modern age?

Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel find out that all that glitters is NOT gold in this, the 11th startling mystery of history from Geoffrey McSkimming's vast cache of the relentlessly bizarre and whimsical!





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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim and the Sumptuous Stash of Silenus
« on: October 04, 2020, 10:25:52 pm »


Cairo Jim and the Sumptuous Stash of Silenus

Is it possible that one of the greatest and most powerful beings from ancient mythology could still actually exist in the 21st century? Is it possible that Neptune F. Bone, that dangerous and deluded evil genius, knows of his whereabouts? Is it possible that Cairo Jim, that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel find themselves faced with another mystery of history, and a trail of gold, greed and gruesomeness?

The 13th account of unexpected delvings and ancient rediscoveries from Cairo Jim's ardent and exuberant chronicler, Geoffrey McSkimming!




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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim and the Tyrannical Bauble of Tiberius
« on: October 04, 2020, 10:25:32 pm »


Strange happenings are afoot in Rome, where a priceless and mysterious artefact -- the Imperishable Bauble of the ancient emperor Tiberius -- has gone missing!

Cairo Jim -- that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet -- and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel are sent to Rome to try to get to the bottom of this act of felony.

They soon discover that the Bauble has terrifying powers if it is held in the wrong hands ... powers that could herald the end of civilisation as we know it!

Another astounding tale from that purveyor of archaeological oddities, Geoffrey McSkimming!






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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim Amidst the Petticoats of Artemis
« on: October 04, 2020, 10:25:09 pm »


In the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey, an astonishing relic has been unearthed!

What connection to the bygone goddess Artemis does this relic hold? What extraordinary powers could be unleashed it it were to fall into the wrong, evil and manicured hands?

Cairo Jim -- that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet -- and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel find themselves faced with the greatest threat to Nature itself! Another tale from the master of archaeological humour and suspense, Geoffrey McSkimming!







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Phyllis Wong and the Crumpled Stranger by Geoffrey McSkimming




When Phyllis Wong, that brilliant young magician and clever sleuth, discovers a mysterious stranger who keeps appearing by the rotunda in City Park, little does she know that the Time he brings with him will lead her into a world of danger, intrigue and undiscovered threats from the past!


Will Phyllis's magic be enough to save her from the perils that will cross her path? Will she be able to solve the riddle of the stranger and the place from which he comes?

A haunting story, swirling through the world of words and the ticking of time!



The seventh Phyllis Wong: Time Detective mystery.




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The Book Bazaar / Re: Phyllis Wong and the Vanishing Emeralds
« on: September 28, 2020, 03:44:13 am »
Phyllis Wong and the Vanishing Emeralds
A Phyllis Wong Mystery

by Geoffrey McSkimming






When Phyllis Wong -- that brilliant young magician and clever sleuth -- happens upon a mystery from the past that has proved unsolvable, she knows she has to try to get to the bottom of it.

More than sixty years ago, an astonishing emerald necklace owned by the famous pianist Isabella Beaufort seemingly vanished off the face of the Earth! Ever since, the disappearance has stumped the police, detectives and those associated with the missing priceless jewels. How did the emeralds vanish? Where are they today? Is there any way they can be traced, after so many cobwebs have covered the case?


Another mysterious intrigue right up the alleyway of our favourite conjuring Transiter!


The sixth Phyllis Wong: Time Detective mystery.








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Be Noticed -- Be Unique -- Be Astounding!

Use everyday household objects to ASTOUND your spectators! Perform one trick or three; perform a routine of five, and tap into over 12 million show combinations! Now, that's ASTOUNDING!
Magician Sue-Anne Webster presents: ASTOUNDING! Quick Slick Magic Tricks
It's more than just 70 tricks. ASTOUNDING! reveals to fledgling magicians the secrets to put sparkle into any act.
Sue-Anne shares showmanship techniques and encourages mind skills and dexterity, giving you an all-in-one course to become a confident, empowered and ASTOUNDING magician!
Have fun performing solo, or perform with friends and family.

Be ASTOUNDING!







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The Book Bazaar / Re: Cairo Jim and the Secret Sepulchre of the Sphinx
« on: September 28, 2020, 03:43:20 am »


When that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, and his friends Doris the macaw and Brenda the Wonder Camel, and Jocelyn Osgood make the find of the century, a new enemy on the scene sets out to discredit Jim and destroy his hard-won reputation.

Another mind-blowing mystery of history from the master of archaeological humour and suspense, Geoffrey McSkimming. The BIGGEST DISCOVERY of all the Cairo Jim stories!





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The Book Bazaar / Re: Phyllis Wong and the Secrets of Mr. Okyto
« on: September 19, 2020, 10:44:54 pm »



Conjuring is in Phyllis Wong's veins. The love for all things magical was passed down from her great-grandfather who, before his mysterious disappearance, was one of the world's most brilliant and successful stage magicians. Now Phyllis lives in what was his beautiful old home in the middle of the city with her father and her loyal dog Daisy.

When a series of incomprehensible robberies takes place in the city, Phyllis realises that there is more to the crimes than meets the eye. It all may be baffling her friend Chief Inspector Inglis, but Phyllis is determined to find out more. Who is this thief? What does he want? And how is he achieving the impossible?

An exciting mystery about a young sleuth with sleight of hand (and lots more up her sleeve) from the author of the ever-popular Cairo Jim chronicles, Geoffrey McSkimming.

The first Phyllis Wong: Time Detective Mystery.







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The Book Bazaar / Re: Phyllis Wong and the Return of the Conjuror
« on: September 19, 2020, 10:44:30 pm »
Phyllis Wong and the Return of the Conjuror

by Geoffrey McSkimming






Phyllis Wong, that keen young magician with a talent for sleuthing and getting to the bottom of the strangest mysteries, is back! Incredibly valuable first editions of Shakespeare's collected plays are appearing for sale, and Chief Inspector Barry Inglis of the Fine Arts and Antiques Squad suspects foul play. These rare First Folios are in mint condition, but seemingly are not forgeries. Where on Earth could they have come from? Has a crime been committed?

Luckily Phyllis is on the case. She suspects villainy dating back to the time of Shakespeare himself, which seems to be seeping into the 21st century. How can she convince Chief Inspector Inglis what's going on? And how can she do this without giving away the greatest magical secret of all time?


As Phyllis herself says: 'Fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen ... the ride will get bumpy!'


The most intriguing story yet from the ever-popular author Geoffrey McSkimming.


The second Phyllis Wong: Time Detective Mystery.








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The Book Bazaar / Re: Phyllis Wong and the Waking of the Wizard
« on: September 19, 2020, 10:44:07 pm »
Phyllis Wong and the Waking of the Wizard

by Geoffrey McSkimming




Phyllis Wong, that brilliant young magician and clever sleuth, is faced with a quest which began in the time of her great-grandfather, Wallace Wong, Conjuror of Wonder! He wanted to track down one of history's greatest magicians ... but does the person even exist? To find the answer, Phyllis will have to Transit across thousands of miles and hundreds of years.While she follows the trail of the master prestidigitator, a sinister figure haunts her every step. What is the Great Whimpering, and who is the dastardly man intent on bringing it about? Can Phyllis find one of the most mysterious figures from history? Can she complete her mission in time to prevent the greatest calamity ever to befall mankind?Another astonishing mystery starring Phyllis Wong, from the ever-scrawling pen nib of Geoffrey McSkimming.

The third Phyllis Wong: Time Detective Mystery.




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The Book Bazaar / Re: Phyllis Wong and the Pockets of the Shadows
« on: September 19, 2020, 10:43:44 pm »


When a series of strange and unexpected incidents plunges her world into chaos, Phyllis Wong -- that brilliant magician and clever sleuth -- is faced with danger, uncertainty and an unremembered scientific theory that threatens everything she knows and trusts!

Will she solve the mystery of these weird happenings? Will things ever be the same for the young prestidigitator? Can her magic defeat the doom of the gloom?

Another time-turning tale from the pen of that tireless scribbler, Geoffrey McSkimming.




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The Book Bazaar / Re: Phyllis Wong and the Girl who Danced with Lightning
« on: September 19, 2020, 10:43:19 pm »


When Phyllis Wong's friend Clement finds a seemingly ordinary old movie poster in an antique shop, little does Phyllis know that the discovery will fling her on a journey into the past ... a journey that will lead the brilliant young magician and clever sleuth to a forgotten mystery surrounding one of the most famous stories ever written!

Another startling, electrifying tale of Transiting from the ever-animated imagination of Geoffrey McSkimming!

The fifth Phyllis Wong: Time Detective mystery.



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