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C J Cooke


UK flag (b.1978)

C.J. Cooke is an acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist and academic with numerous other publications under the name of Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Born in Belfast, she has a PhD in Literature from Queens University, Belfast, and is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, where she researches creative writing interventions for mental health.
I KNOW MY NAME is C.J. Cooke's first psychological drama and was inspired by her creative work in mental health. It is being published in several other languages and a TV adaptation is in development.

C.J. Cooke lives by the sea with her family.
 

Genres: Horror, Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
October 2024

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The Book of Witching
 
Novels
   I Know My Name (2017)
   The Blame Game (2019)
   The Nesting (2020)
   The Lighthouse Witches (2021)
   The Ghost Woods (2022)
   A Haunting in the Arctic (2023)
   The Book of Witching (2024)
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Collections
   Immortal Hearts (2022) (with others)
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C J Cooke recommends
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Our Hideous Progeny (2023)
C E McGill
"Darkly brilliant and sumptuously gothic, this atmospheric debut left me reeling ."
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The Grief Nurse (2023)
Angie Spoto
"A conceptually-explosive and vividly-rendered story that offers skewering insights into memory, grief, and desire. An anthem for our times."
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The Toll House (2022)
Carly Reagon
"A beautifully written tale of hauntings, grief, and the stories folded in old houses. Carly Reagon is one to watch."
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The Taking of Annie Thorne (2019)
The Hiding Place

C J Tudor
"WOW WOW WOW! CJ Tudor’s follow-up to her impressive debut is superbly chilling and delightfully creepy. Smartly written and brilliantly plotted, here is a book that crawls under your skin and hooks on until you reach that jaw-dropping ending."

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