The Dead of Winter

The Dead of Winter

Book - 2010
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Michael's parents are dead and he imagines that he will stay with the kindly lawyer, executor of his parents' will ... Until he is invited to spend Christmas with his guardian in a large and desolate country house. His arrival on the first night suggests something is not quite right when he sees a woman out in the frozen mists, standing alone in the marshes. But little can prepare him for the solitude of the house itself as he is kept from his guardian and finds himself spending the Christmas holiday wandering the silent corridors of the house seeking distraction. But lonely doesn't mean alone, as Michael soon realises that the house and its grounds harbour many secrets, dead and alive, and he is set the task of unravelling some of the darkest secrets of all. A nail-biting story of hauntings and terror by the master of the genre, Chris Priestley.
Praise for Tales of Terror from the Black Ship-
'A fantastic page-turner, with a really scary ending' - Independent on Sunday
Praise for Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror-
'Scare yourselves silly ... recalls the best of Edward Gorey in wickedness and humour ... Perfect for reading aloud' - Observer
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, c2010
ISBN: 9781408800133
Branch Call Number: PRIESTL
Characteristics: 217 p. : ill. ; 20 cm


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kamne Jul 11, 2012

A nice book that is called "bone-chilling" but rarely gives you that mini-heart attack you get from reading horror novels. This book appears small but it will take you a long time to get through it. Although detail is a good idea, too much of it gets the reader bored.


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kamne Jul 11, 2012

An author with a scary past that he describes in great detail. After losing both his parents and moving in with a man who's life was saved by the author's father, life couldn't get any bleaker until he's haunted by evil spirits in his new home. In actuality, the spirits aren't evil, they're just trying to rid the house of the evil that still lives.

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