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About the author
Horror writer JAMES HERBERT was born in London, England. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a singer and an art director for an advertising agency. His novels (including The Rats, The Fog, Others, and Ash) have sold more than forty-two million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty-three languages, including Russian and Chinese. A handful of James's novels have been the basis for films, such as 1982's Haunted, starring Aiden Quinn and Kate Beckinsale. More recently, The Secret of Crickley Hall was adapted into a 3-part BBC miniseries. In 2010, Herbert was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention and was awarded an OBE.
Deep in the countryside, ghost hunter David Ash is investigating a mysterious, secluded stately home. Reports from locals regarding strange goings-on make him think the house is haunted... But not even David Ash's long professional history of warding off evil spirits can prepare him for the shocking discovery that awaits.
International bestselling horror writer James Herbert weaves a terrifying narrative featuring his best-loved character, David Ash, the skeptical detective of the paranormal introduced in the UK number one bestsellers, Haunted and The Ghosts of Sleath.
Prepare to be chilled to the marrow…
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In the press
“A chilling classic haunted house tale.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Secret of Crickley Hall
“This is a powerfully disturbing read...two pages in, the reader is hooked, and Herbert has done his job. The horror. The horror.” —The Guardian on The Secret of Crickley Hall
“A new James Herbert novel is always a mesmerizing experience.” —Fangoria
“Herbert's characters are compelling…vivid, and complex.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)