The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley

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When Michael's parents die, he is invited to stay with his guardian in a desolate country house. When Michael spots a woman out in the frozen mists on the day he arrives, he suspects something is not quite right. But little can prepare him for the solitude of the house itself. His guardian is rarely seen, and there's a malevolent force lurking in an old hallway mirror. Michael soon realises that the house and its grounds harbour many secrets, both dead and alive.
 

About Chris Priestley

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Chris Priestley is the author of the spine-tingling Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror,Tales of Terror from the Black Ship and Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth. Chris is also an illustrator, painter and cartoonist.
 
Published January 31, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 225 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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New York Journal of Books

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“Written in the first person, The Dead of Winter introduces us to Michael by explaining his need to pen the eerie happenings around him.

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New York Journal of Books

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“Written in the first person, The Dead of Winter introduces us to Michael by explaining his need to pen the eerie happenings around him. Like a horror version of The Secret Garden, The Dead of Winter is a supernatural page-turner, guaranteed to send goosebumps crawling across your skin, making th...

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The Bookbag

Summary: Chris Priestley takes his Gothic ghost stories into a full length novel.

Sep 13 2010 | Read Full Review of The Dead of Winter

Dark Faerie Tales

Stephen and Michael have more in common than Michael originally thought, and in the end, Michael understands Stephen better.

Jul 04 2012 | Read Full Review of The Dead of Winter

The British Fantasy Society

I confess, I am a huge fan of Chris Priestley’s previous work, namely his short story collections Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror, Tales of Terror from the Black Ship and Tales of Terror from the Tunnel’s Mouth, and there was also a little World Book Day title concerning more tales of terror in ...

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