Twelve-year-old Audra “Murph” Murphy always thought she’d grow up to work in the family antique store, but then she learns about the other family business. For centuries, the Murphy Women have hunted demons, banishing them to a prison sealed by twelve magical stones. When a shoplifter steals one of the twelve, Murph must get it back before the missing stone ends up the hands of a demon determined to set the prisoners free. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER meets THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON.
My name is Audra Faye Murphy and I think I just killed my math teacher.
I swear I am not the killer type, I don’t even like squashing a spider when one gets in my room. I did it because I had no choice. Seriously, there were no other options because my teacher wasn’t your average middle school educator, even though to most people she looked like one.
She was a demon.
This is not like when you say a teacher is a demon because they do terrible things like dump a ton of homework on you every night (and double on the weekends) because they think the class needs the challenge. She definitely did those things, but that was just normal, annoying teacher behavior and I could deal with that. I did what I did because she really was a demon. Complete with deadly claws and pointy teeth that could grind my twelve-year body into goo.
She attacked and tried to kill me first, so my actions were strictly self-defense. And that was where my story actually began, in a self-defense class on one of the last days of summer vacation when my world was demon free.
Or so I thought.