The Bestselling Superhero series takes a dark turn when Xander Drew’s small Maine hometown is besieged by a powerful monster that preys on some of the town’s most vulnerable: children. The unspeakable horror of this beast brings the entire fractured town together in an attempt to find Kerri Walker, a missing six-year-old girl suspected to be in the creature’s clutches. During all this, Mike and Cathy choose to take their budding romantic relationship to the next level and face the consequences of that decision.
Can Xander and his community find and defeat a monster genetically engineered specifically to kill him in time to save the missing girl?
Ghosts of the Past
“Ghosts of the Past is the darkest entry in Ledrew’s Coral Beach series yet. Events of the past will change everything you thought about Xanders journey so far and the fast paced storytelling will leave you wanting more.”
Paul Carberry, bestselling author of: Zombies on the Rock
“We are treated to a few different [writing] styles, deviating from what we’ve seen in the Black Womb series to date. At times, things tie together very well.”
Jay Paulin, Ink’d Well Comics, October 2011
“Black Womb has vanquished some nasties – both human and not – in the previous books, but faces the worst yet in Ghosts of the Past. There is even more blood and vicious death in this book than the previous four in the series.”
Jean Graham, The Northeast Avalon Times
“LeDrew’s work is horror that emerges from the urban fantasy tradition — the introduction of a fantastical element into a true-to-life, modern setting.”
The Telegram, Aug 13, 2010
Matthew LeDrew holds an Honours Degree in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a minor in Anthropology, and studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland. He was honoured to be a jury member of the 2018 NLBA awards.
He has written twenty novels for Engen Books: the ten book Coral Beach Casefiles series, The Long Road, Cinders, Sinister Intent, Faith, Family Values, Jacobi Street, Touch Your Nose, Infinity, The Tourniquet Reprisal, and Exodus of Angels the latter three of which with co-author Ellen Curtis.
He lives in St. Johns, Newfoundland.
Since 2007 he has traveled all over Canada promoting his work as well as teaching seminars on writing and publishing. He also helps young Newfoundland authors become published through Engen Books.