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About Ambrose Ibsen
Once upon a time, a young Ambrose Ibsen discovered a collection of ghost stories on his father's bookshelf. He was never the same again.
Apart from horror fiction, he enjoys good coffee, brewed strong.
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Once upon a time, Jonathan West lost his best friend, Ansel, under horrific circumstances.
Or, at least, he thought he had.
On a warm summer night, he finds himself reunited with the dead man—and hunted by a hideous entity that occupies Ansel's body.
In his hour of need, Jonathan could have gone to the authorities, or hired an esteemed security service.
Instead, he winds up soliciting help from none other than Tanglewood's most curmudgeonly private eye.
Harlan Ulrich is on the case, for better or worse. The over-caffeinated eccentric will have to employ every tactic in his unorthodox playbook if he's to save the client—and himself.
DRESSED IN SMOKE is a novel of supernatural suspense, the second in the Detective Harlan Ulrich series.
The house had not been lived in, but it had never been empty...
Fresh from their expedition into Rainier Asylum, librarians Sadie and August attempt to dig further into the past, uncovering hideous truths related to the noxious cult.
Their research into the diabolical sect dredges up more questions than answers, however—especially where Sadie's own history is concerned. She finds herself wondering just how much of what she's been told about her origins is true, and is assailed by doubts about her upbringing.
While grappling with her own angst, Sadie encounters a ghost from her past and soon finds herself steered to the doorstep of a lonesome manor house. This crumbling place, hidden amidst the pines, may prove to be the black heart at the very center of the diabolical conspiracy. The two librarians set out into the remote hillside to explore the shadowed property, but the house—and its nightmarish tenants—are not what they seem.
Whatever answers they stand to gain from their trip may come at too high a cost.
THE HAUNTING OF WINSLOW MANOR is the third novel in the Beckoning Dead series.
"Get home early, unless you want to meet Watchful Tom..."
Having explored the shadowed ruin of Beacon Hill, Sadie and August are drawn deeper into a dark and winding history. It was at the infamous Rainier Asylum that local horrors were first conjured, and compelled by a mix of duty and guilt, the librarians begin to look into the institution's sordid past.
For years, locals have reported seeing something hideous stalking about the abandoned asylum—something with large eyes and twisted limbs. When a young farmhand meets this diabolical presence face-to-face and disappears, Sadie and August decide to visit the site to search for him, certain that his disappearance is linked to their investigation.
There, they find the nighted corners of the shuttered institution are astir with many terrible apparitions. The things that walk the halls of Rainier Asylum are horrific beyond imagining, and as she descends into the depths of the forsaken building, Sadie stumbles upon something most unexpected—something that connects her to the very horrors she seeks to overcome.
The Haunting of Rainier Asylum is the second novel in the Beckoning Dead series.
Sadie has a gift. And she'll do anything to keep from using it.
At sixteen, Sadie Young had a brush with death, and as a result she became more sensitive to the supernatural. Rather than embrace this gift, she spent years running from it, and from the darkness that once preyed upon her.
Now twenty-five and working as a librarian, Sadie is called upon by a desperate family friend to look into a strange series of events. A teenaged girl has entered a reputedly haunted house in town and has gone mad. Committed, the girl attempts suicide and claims to be terrorized at all hours by a horrific specter known as “Mother Maggot”.
Despite having subdued her gift for the past nine years, Sadie wishes to assist the girl and reticently agrees to visit the site of the haunting. But upon entering the house on Beacon Hill, she discovers that Mother Maggot isn't merely a figment of a disturbed teen's imagination...
IT COMES AT NIGHT
Pawn shop owner Nancy Pruitt is being stalked. Every night since bringing a mysterious painting into her home, she's been awakened by a rapping at her bedroom window. What's more, the nightly visitor seems to bear quite the resemblance to a figure in her new painting...
Enter Harlan Ulrich: Coffee-fueled eccentric and private detective.
Running from a ghost-filled past, Ulrich settles down in Tanglewood, Ohio, hoping to turn a new leaf and put the supernatural behind him.
But upon getting involved with Nancy's case, the detective realizes he may have just gotten wrapped up in precisely the kind of investigation he's been trying to avoid.
DEEP NIGHT is a novel of supernatural suspense, the first in the Detective Harlan Ulrich series.
A string of kidnappings has the village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois on edge.
Longtime resident Edgar August thinks he knows who's behind it.
Edgar has a secret. In his spare time, he enjoys looking into his neighbors' windows, observing their private lives. The old doctor who lives behind him has been acting strangely as of late, and witnessing his erratic behaviors over the course of weeks, Edgar begins to suspect that the retired physician, Marcel Dubois, is the kidnapper.
Marcel is indeed up to something—but that something, it turns out, is more horrifying than a mere kidnapping.
The Withering is the third novel in the House of Souls series.
“You should not have answered its call...”
Professor Stephen Barlow is no longer a skeptic. Having faced the horrors of Chaythe Asylum, he turns his attention to the man responsible for the Third Ward Incident—the enigmatic Dr. Corvine—in the hopes of finding answers to his many questions.
But some things, he soon learns, are better left lost to history.
Traveling to a remote cabin in Michigan in search of the doctor and his research, Stephen finds himself descending deeper into a world of terror and madness. He and his students uncover the frightful truth about Corvine's experiments and realize that they may have unleashed something terrible in their meddling.
FOREST is the second novel in the Afterlife Investigations trilogy.
THE AFTERLIFE INVESTIGATIONS
What lurks within Chaythe Asylum?
College professor Stephen Barlow needs cash. Badly. When a student asks him to head a new campus organization that centers around paranormal research, he puts his skepticism aside and signs on in the hopes of scoring a fat bonus.
Enter Chaythe Asylum—a long-shuttered and controversial institution where patients were allegedly subjected to unethical experiments. Closed in 1989 after a series of grisly murders, Stephen deems the old building as good a place as any to explore the possibility of the supernatural and arranges to take a tour with his students.
But it turns out that the asylum is not as abandoned as it seems. There is something sinister in the building. It has watched and waited for nearly three decades, and when Stephen and his students enter, they find themselves at the center of a nightmare 28 years in the making.
ASYLUM is the first novel in the Afterlife Investigations trilogy.
THE AFTERLIFE INVESTIGATIONS
"The door has been opened. It's already too late."
The hunt is on for the thing that escaped from Chaythe Asylum.
A life hangs in the balance.
Dark plots set in motion more than thirty years ago wind to a close in this final, terrifying volume.
Will Stephen Barlow intervene in time to spare the world the horrors of the Occupant?
THE OCCUPANT is the third and final novel in the Afterlife Investigations trilogy.
THE AFTERLIFE INVESTIGATIONS
Something has always lived in Winthrop House...
After his book becomes a best-seller, novelist Jack Ripley moves into a house on the edge of Cutler Harbor with his wife and two daughters. Nearly a century old, Winthrop House is newly-restored and boasts a gorgeous oceanfront view.
But everything is not what it seems.
Though picturesque, Jack learns that the house has been shunned for decades by the locals, owing to a number of mysterious disappearances and inexplicable deaths on the grounds.
The Ripleys begin to grapple with the property's vile reputation, learning more about its sordid history and experiencing strange things within its walls. What was once a dream home quickly becomes a nightmare for the family as they encounter the terrifying presence that has existed there since times immemorial.
A House By The Sea is a full-length novel of supernatural horror and suspense by Ambrose Ibsen.
"They say the Jackal Man lives in that house..."
Months after a family is forced to flee the beachfront property on 100 Winthrop Road, three young travelers lost outside of Cutler, Maine find themselves taking shelter in it. Strapped for cash, the three of them spend a night in the house, wondering why the lovely old building has been left abandoned.
They don't have to wonder for long.
Strange things take place in the empty house. Noises come from behind the walls, and its occupants feel as though they're being constantly watched. The townsfolk are quick to warn them away from the property, sharing with them bits and pieces of its terrible history.
But by then, it may already be too late. Winthrop House has a mind of its own, and the entities that dwell there won't rest until they have what they want.
The house at 889 Morgan Road has been empty almost thirty years. Maybe it should have stayed that way.
Kevin Taylor is an internet-famous handyman on a mission: Find a house and renovate it in thirty days. By flipping a derelict house in a month's time and chronicling the entire thing on video for his online subscribers, he seeks to impress a handful of network TV producers and become a star.
The problems that plague this property will require more than elbow grease to fix, however.
Shadows throughout the home are distorted, and an enigmatic trespasser keeps showing up in his footage. Worse still are the hideous voices that issue from otherwise empty rooms in the dead of night.
Amid mounting dangers, Kevin is forced to meet the house's shadowed past head-on—a past, he begins to suspect, he wants nothing to do with. Armed only with the hearsay of locals and the frightening clues he's uncovered within the home, he attempts to find out what led to the house's abandonment while juggling his strenuous renovation projects.
What he uncovers is horrible beyond imagination. All signs seem to be pointing to one thing:
Something in the house is awakening.