the best-selling author of the Cairo Jim chronicles,


"Fasten your seatbelts ladies and gentlemen ...

... this ride will get bumpy!""

"The TimePockets are ...
on staircases ..."





As Phyllis Wong discovers in Return of the Conjuror (Book 2), there are four different types of TimePockets, varying in strength and intensity:





… and there may be more!

"... but beware,
in some of these TimePockets
great evil lurks ..."


Transit through time with Phyllis Wong ...

Exciting mysteries 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..

Phyllis Wong

and the Secrets of Mr Okyto


Conjuring is in Phyllis Wong’s veins.

The love for all things magical was passed down from her great-grandfather, 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 the thief?

What does he want?

And how is he achieving the impossible?

Phyllis Wong

and the Return of the Conjuror

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?

Fortunately, Phyllis is on the case. She suspects villainy dating back tot he 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.

Phyllis Wong

and the Waking of the Wizard

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 centuries.

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 intents 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?

Phyllis Wong

and the Pockets of the Shadows

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?

Phyllis Wong

and the Girl who Danced with Lightning

When Phyllis Wong’s friend Clement finds a seemingly ordinary old movie poster in an antique shop, little does she 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!!

Phyllis Wong

and the Vanishing Emeralds

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 and 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 prized Flurtis Emeralds vanish?

Where are they today?

Is there any way they can be traced, after so many cobwebs have covered the case?

Phyllis Wong

and the Crumpled Stranger

When Phyllis Wong, that brilliant young magician and clever sleuth, discovers a mysterious stranger who keeps appearing by he 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!

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