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  • 5 stars across 38 books
    Chris Priestley lives in Cambridge with his wife and son. His novels are brilliantly original additions to a long tradition of horror stories by authors such as M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe.

    Chris wrote one of the World Book Day books for 2011 and has been shortlisted for a variety of prestigious children's book awards.
    7th October 2019

    Seven Ghosts

    Jake and the other finalists in a writing competition have been invited to a stately house for a tour like no other. A... More

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    5th October 2017

    Curse of the Werewolf Boy

    'We shall be detectives, Sponge!' exclaimed Mildew. 'We shall solve the Mystery of the School Spoon!' Mildew and Sponge... More

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    5th September 2018

    Still Water

    Evacuated from London at the outbreak of war, Rosie is taken in by kind Mrs Taylor and her daughter Mary. But all is n... More

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    2nd January 2015

    The Wickford Doom

    When Harry and his mother inherit a house from a mysterious relative of his father's following his death in the War, the... More

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    3rd November 2016

    Battle of Britain

    It's 1939 and Harry Woods is a Spitfire pilot in the RAF. When his friend Lenny loses his leg in a dogfight with t... More

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    1st September 2009

    Tales of Terror from the Black Ship

    At the Old Inn, which clings precariously to a cliff top above a storm-lashed ocean, two sick children are left alone wh... More

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    4th October 2018

    Treasure of the Golden Skull

    Return to the weird and wonderful world of Maudlin Towers for a second adventure - brilliantly written and illustrated t... More

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    1st September 2013

    The Dead Men Stood Together

    In a harbour town long ago, a boy is entranced by his uncle's stories of adventure in lands far away. Ignoring the crazy... More

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    8th October 2015

    The Last of the Spirits

    Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, h... More

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    18th October 2016

    Freeze

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