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About Amy Cross
Amy Cross is the author of more than 200 horror, fantasy and science-fiction novels. Her books include Asylum, The Farm and the Ghosts of Crowford series. She has also written several collections of horror short stories, including Perfect Little Monsters, Twisted Little Things and Dark Little Wonders. She lives in the UK.
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Five years ago, Hannah Doggett's father went on a rampage with a chainsaw. He killed Hannah's mother and sister, and he would have killed Hannah too if she hadn't managed to defend herself at the last moment. Now horribly scarred, Hannah Doggett is said to live a reclusive life on the farm, never venturing out and never meeting anyone.
Lured onto the property by a chance to steal some scrap metal, three local men are about to discover the horrific truth about the farm. Convinced that Hannah's watching their every move, they nevertheless dare one another to go closer and closer to the farmhouse itself, until a fateful accident leaves them trapped inside. That's when they start hearing strange noises, and they soon discover that Hannah has kept a few reminders of her ordeal. But that's not all, because Hannah – and Doggett Farm – would seem to be hiding an even more horrifying secret.
Bait is the first in a series of books about the terrible forces that lurk on a remote English farm. Hannah Doggett isn't the first person whose family died in the farmhouse, but is more blood about to spill?
Still struggling with grief following the death of her sister, Connie Collins can tell that her parents' marriage is falling apart. When she starts to notice strange things happening in the house, she initially keeps quiet. Soon, however, she comes to realize that her sister's ghost is trying to get through to her.
But what else is lurking in the shadows of the farmhouse?
But the house – and its unusual occupants – aren't ready to go without a fight.
From the moment she sets foot on the farm again, Hannah can tell that she's being watched. The house contains a terrible evil, a force that might very well be one step ahead of her. All this time, Hannah has thought that she's in control, that she's the one calling the shots.
By the time she realizes the truth, will she be too late to destroy the entity that has already claimed so many lives?
Daisy Coulson thinks she's pretty ordinary. She works at a local school, and she spends most of her evenings watching TV at home. Two local women have been murdered, but Daisy doesn't think she's in much danger. After all, why would anyone kidnap somebody who's as boring as her?
Then disaster strikes.
Harry's a killer. One night, while he's disposing of one of his recent victims, he spots an open window. Almost without thinking, he slips inside and begins to scout out his next target. Daisy seems almost to have fallen right into his lap, so he takes her home and ties her up. He thinks she's just another in the long line of women he's going to torture and murder.
He's very wrong.
Daisy and Harry are each about to enter a nightmare. For Daisy, the fight is all about survival. For Harry it's something even darker, something that cuts to the core of why he does what he does, and how he became a monster. Can Daisy and Harry save each other? And if they can... should they?
This is the first part of the six-part Daisy serial. Each installment features scenes of horror and violence, and ends on a cliffhanger.
The year is 1648, and the English Civil War is in full swing. Besieged by the enemy, Crowford Castle is on the verge of collapse when a mysterious woman appears, claiming to have come from the future. For Winifred Croft, who has spent all her life studying history, the past has suddenly come vividly to life. Can she find a way to survive, or will the siege of Crowford Castle lead to the deaths of everyone inside?
Meanwhile, back in the year 2003, Winifred's daughter Lydia tries to get in touch with her mother's ghost. As she begins to uncover the castle's shocking secrets, however, she begins to realize that two old legends about the building might be true after all.
The Siege of Crowford Castle is the tenth book in the Ghosts of Crowford series. Each book is a standalone story, and there's no need to read them in any particular order.
Today, some say their ghosts still haunt the terminal building.
FROM THE AUTHOR OF HAUNTED, ASYLUM AND THE ASH HOUSE.
When she starts her new job at the airport, working a night shift as part of the security team, Casey assumes the stories about the place can't be true. Even when she has a strange encounter in a deserted part of the departure hall, she's certain that ghosts aren't real.
Soon, however, she's forced to face the truth. Not only is there something haunting the airport's buildings and tarmac, but a sinister force is working behind the scenes to replicate the circumstances of the original accident. And as a snowstorm moves in, Hexley Airport looks set to witness yet another disaster.
Five years later, messages from the dead warn of impending doom for Crowford. The ghosts of the Mercy Belle's crew demand revenge, and the whole town is being punished. The fourth man still has no memory of his previous existence, but he's married now and living under the named Edward Smith. As Crowford's suffering continues, the locals begin to turn against him.
What really happened on the night the Mercy Belle sank? Did the fourth man cause the tragedy? And will Crowford survive if this man is not sent to meet his fate?
The year is 1997, and Crossley Manor finally has new owners. Having stood undisturbed for many years, the grand old house is about to be dragged into the modern age. But does a dark secret lurk in the empty rooms?
Rachel Reed has a plan. She's not only going to turn Crossley Manor into a luxury hotel, she's also going to launch a series of ghost hunts. The house has a long history, and many locals tell tales of ghostly happenings on the estate. Rachel sees no harm in trying to exploit this history in an attempt to lure visitors down from London. Despite opposition from some of the locals, she's determined to bring the house's past to life.
Soon, however, Rachel discovers that not all the ghosts of Crossley Manor are keen to be used in this way. There's a reason why the Crossley family faded into oblivion, and three hundred years have done nothing to calm one woman's desire for revenge. Can Rachel discover the truth about the ghosts and their fear of one particular room? Or is the secret of Crossley Manor about to claim more victims?
The Ghosts of Crossley Manor is the ninth book in the Ghosts of Crowford series. Each book is a standalone story, and there's no need to read them in any particular order.
When she meets the mysterious Matthew Thorne, however, Stella's life is changed forever. Something about Matthew seems different, but she soon discovers that he's hiding a dark secret. He says he lives alone in his sprawling mansion above the city, yet Stella immediately notices that there seems to be some other presence lurking in the empty rooms. And Matthew himself seems haunted, trapped between madness and sanity, as if he knows something terrible about the future.
Can Stella find the money she needs to get out of danger? Can Matthew Thorne ever escape his grim fate? Or have the events of that summer been set in stone for many years, ever since a young boy ventured into a mysterious tent at a fairground?
Eleven-year-old Bradley Firth has a particular reason for wanting to prove that the ghost is real. His own mother is desperately ill, and Bradley wants to believe that she can come back to him if the worst happens. As he and his friends venture into the abandoned school, however, they have no idea that they're about to get caught up in a fifty-year old tragedy. They might also be about to uncover a disturbing secret about Crowford's past.
Who really killed Eve Marsh all those years ago? Why does she seek vengeance on all those who enter the school? And can Eve's soul be put to rest before the school is finally demolished?
As a terrible snowstorm hits Crowford, one man decides to take refuge in the hotel. At first Thomas Skellen assumes that he's alone, but he quickly starts to notice signs that he's got company. He soon runs into Virginia, a strange girl who claims to have been hiding away in the hotel for almost a year. If Virginia is to be believed, the hotel is home to several ghosts, and the living are cursed to remain forever.
Determined to prove Virginia wrong, Thomas tries to leave, only to discover that her claims are true. The ghosts of the Crowford Grand have their own plans, and death awaits anyone who tries to escape. Meanwhile, two police officers are also making their way to the hotel, pushing through the blizzard in a desperate attempt to track down a murderous fugitive.
The Curse of the Crowford Grand is the eighth book in the Ghosts of Crowford series. Each book is a standalone story, and there's no need to read them in any particular order.
Soon after arriving in Crowford, Toyner encounters a mysterious nun who is staying in the same public house. Sister Elsa Farr has a tendency to sneak out in the middle of the night, and one morning she returns with serious injuries. She refuses to say what happened or where she's been, but Toyner discovers that she's particularly interested in an abandoned church beyond the outskirts of town. Something deadly lurks in that church, something that one destroyed an entire village.
What really draws Sister Elsa back to the church night after night? Can Anthony Toyner discover what happened to the lost village before tragedy strikes again? And is his final painting, the centerpiece of an exhibition a century later, really cursed?
The Portrait of Sister Elsa is the fourth book in the series. Each book is a standalone story, and there is no need to read them in any particular order.