Author(s): Chris Priestley
Young Adult | No Category
Nominated for the Carnegie Award 2012 A boy, a mysterious guardian and a haunted house with a terrible secret ... This is a chilling ghost story that will thrill and terrify and get read again and again and again
A fabulously exciting and tense story that will delight all fans of Bram Stoker, Edgar Alan Poe and of course, Chris Priestley's own Tales of Terror titles
Full of creepy moments, with a great atmosphere, Dead of Winter is a perfect gothic horror for younger, mature readers (around 12-15 years old). It moves along at a great pace that will have your heart beating faster and faster.
Elisa. Book grocer
'A superb little ghost story ... it's quite chilling, and has the capacity to give children a pleasingly good scare. It would make a great book for reading aloud over a series of nights' SFX 'Open a Chris Priestley Gothic ghost story and what seeps from the pages, like mist from a desolate marsh, is his sheer love of the genre. This passion not only shapes a gripping story with well-rounded characters, but lifts the level of writing well above similar Victorian chillers ... Deliciously creepy with lots of twists and turns to keep young readers on edge' Daily Mail 'In The Dead of Winter, Chris Priestley takes his Gothic ghost stories into a full length novel. Gorgeously shivery right up to the very last page, it won't disappoint fans of his Tales of Terror series' Thebookbag.co.uk 'Priestley assembles his plot and possibly psychotic characters with wicked glee, creating a supernatural tale which is aware that revenge is always open-ended. Genuinely frightening, this will make your ghoulish nephews stay up all night' Literary Review
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. His other books include New World, The White Rider, Redwulf's Curse and Death and The Arrow. Chris is also an illustrator, painter and cartoonist. He lives in Cambridge.