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Matthew Everett

Spontaneous Human Combustion (SHC): Inexplicable burning of a living or recently deceased human being without an identified source of ignition.

Defying the known laws of physics and plausible medical explanation, SHC is as rare as it is puzzling. Is it a natural phenomenon or a consequence of an ancient curse?
The Ellis family, unknowingly trapped by their ancestral past, now battle both to survive. Any female born of the family line faces a fiery death in their early thirties.
William Ellis, patriarch, enlists help once he learns of the curse afflicting his family. Can a three-hundred-year-old judgment be set aside before it’s too late?


Book Release: 1st September 2021

About the Author


Matthew C Everett was born in 1976 and raised in Crystal Brook, South Australia. Growing up on the family farm afforded him many opportunities to be creative and this spawned his love of gardening, conservation and writing.
As an Education Consultant and a gardener of thirty-five years thus far, he enjoys advocating on animal and environmental issues, candle making and keeping fit. He supports the work of various community groups including WWF, The Humane Society and Trees for Life. This is Matt’s first novella in the paranormal mystery genre.



Melt by Matthew Everett
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ISBN: 978-1-922565-59-4
Format: Paperback 203mm x 133mm
Extent: 226 pages
RRP: From $14.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Fiction -- Paranormal Mystery
Distribution: Contact Vivid