The Old House By The Woods

Ex-police officer and private detective Ria Robertson enjoys what she does. It has all the excitement of her former job plus the liberties of being your own boss. Hired by Eve to investigate strange occurrences in her newly bought home, Ria can’t wait to solve the mystery of the century-old haunted house in Mistgrove.

Joined by Jenny and Andy – her sister and best friend – and the last words of a dying man, they set out to uncover the secrets of Eve’s house. Little do they know that a mysterious killer is on the loose and that no one is safe in the old house by the woods.

Running against time, will Ria be able to solve the mystery behind the paranormal occurrences and save her loved ones and Eve’s family from a conspiracy far more dangerous than she ever imagined?

The Old House by the Woods is a thrill-packed, well-illustrated mystery book with twists and turns for an audience that loves old-school mysteries and adventures.



Writing a mystery book with life-like illustrations was always Soma Kar’s life-long dream, and eventually, with her latest publication, it became a reality. The Old House By The Woods is her debut book in her detective Ria Robertson series. With a fascination for hooks and ingenious sprinklings of clues along the way, Soma tries to bring out the inner detective in her readers. 

Soma traces back her love for writing to her high school years, where she would write extensively for her school magazine.  Driven by her passion for creative activities, she completed a Diploma in Fine Arts. 

Soma holds a Master’s degree in Information & Communication Technology and works as a test automation engineer for an Australian bank in Sydney.

When she is not reading or painting for relaxation, the fitness enthusiast loves to recharge by running, jogging, taking brisk walks, and spending time with her family.  


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