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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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Mercy immediately realizes that the house is haunted. But after meeting the ghost in one of the upstairs rooms, she starts to hear hints of a second presence. For many years, neighbors have reported hearing the cries of a child, and now Mercy finds herself wondering whether this house is hiding a dark secret. When she digs into the street's past, she soon discovers that something awful happened there years ago. Someone – or something – is still waiting for justice.
The Spirit on Sidle Street is the second book in the Mercy Willow series, about an estate agent in deepest Cornwall who develops the unusual ability to communicate with ghosts.
Determined to sell the un-sellable Hurst House, Mercy gets straight to work. Hurst House was once the scene of a terrible tragedy, and many of the locals believe that the place is best left untouched and undisturbed. Mercy, however, thinks it just needs a lick of paint and a few other improvements, and that then she'll be able to find a buyer in no time.
Soon, Mercy discovers that parts of Hurst House's past are still lingering. Strange noises hint at an unseen presence, and an old family secret is about to come bursting back to life with terrifying consequences. Meanwhile, Mercy herself has a dark past that she'd rather keep hidden. After all, her name isn't really Mercy Willow at all, and she's running from something that has already almost killed her once.
The Haunting of Hurst House is the first book in the Mercy Willow series, about an estate agent in deepest Cornwall who develops the unusual ability to communicate with ghosts.
When Sebastian arrives to find her, Ramsey realizes that her time is almost over. After two hundred years of captivity, a powerful witch is about to be freed and her rage is set to bring human civilization crashing down. With the help of friends and enemies from her old life in Deal, Ramsey sets out to face the witch and try to stop her. But does her plan have any hope of succeeding?
Soon, Ramsey finds herself caught in an even more desperate fight for survival. Chased by witch-hunters, attacked by strange creatures that live in the tunnels, and forced to face her worst nightmare, Ramsey eventually discovers that the real cause of the apocalypse is something far closer to home. Even with that realization, however, she faces a terrifying final confrontation with the one enemy that seems impossible to defeat.
Set over several centuries, Blood Rains Down From the Sky is the epic third and final part of the Deal trilogy.
A spectral young girl has been spotted many times at Gower Grange, and her appearance always indicates that someone's about to die. Mercy's particularly alarmed when she realizes that this girl has begun to appear to someone she holds dear, and she faces a race against time as a deadly countdown begins.
Can the answer be found in a tragedy that struck Gower Grange many years ago? And is there any way to stop the ghostly girl claiming another victim?
The Ghost of Gower Grange is the third book in the Mercy Willow series, about an estate agent in deepest Cornwall who develops the unusual ability to communicate with ghosts. Readers are advised to start at the beginning of the series. This book ends on a cliffhanger.
Everyone in Deal knows that there's something in the forest, something that should never be disturbed, something that's supposed to leave the town alone. Many years ago, an agreement was reached, respecting the boundary between these two worlds. But has something now broken that agreement and pushed through the boundary?
As he continues to investigate, James has no idea that his estranged daughter Ramsey has returned to town. Trying to avoid her father, Ramsey soon finds herself in trouble as she and a friend venture into the complex tunnel network beneath the forest. A deadly creature lurks in the tunnel's shadows, protecting an even more powerful threat.
And watching all of this unfold is a man of immense power who fears that he must offer Ramsey a terrible choice. But how far will a girl go to protect a father she hasn't seen in so many years?
The Devil, the Witch and the Whore is the first book in the Deal trilogy. This is the 2022 edition of the original 2016 book.
As Ramsey tries to come to terms with her actions, however, she has no idea that another evil force is lurking nearby. Sebastian isn't the only threat that exists in the forest, and now something is coming for revenge. Not just against Sebastian, but against the entire town.
Meanwhile, many years earlier, a young man falls in love with a beautiful witch. Sebastian was once just a simple farmer, but over time he grew bitter and resentful. As his hopes for happiness fade, Sebastian must make a terrible choice, and this choice will have deadly consequences not only for his own life but also – many years later – for Ramsey as she fights to save the town.
Like Stones on a Crow's Back is the second book in the Deal trilogy. This is the 2022 edition of the original 2018 book.
Having finally decided to leave the hustle of London, Daisy and Richard Johnson buy two houses on Nelson Street, a picturesque street in the center of Crowford. One house is perfect and ready to move into, while the other is a fire-ravaged wreck that needs a lot of work. They figure they have plenty of time to work on the damaged house while Daisy recovers from a traumatic event.
Soon, they discover that the two houses share a common link to the past. Something awful once happened on Nelson Street, something that shook the town to its core. Before they can face Crowford's horrors, however, Daisy and Richard have to deal with the ghosts of their own recent history. What is Daisy hiding, and why does Richard feel strangely drawn to one of the town's oldest inhabitants?
The Haunting of Nelson Street is a ghost story about a young couple fighting for their future, and about a town trying to escape the clutches of its past.
Katie soon discovers that something dangerous is lurking in the forest. Meanwhile, strange noises ring out in the pub at night, hinting at another mysterious presence. Katie and her mother both notice the noises, but they react in very different ways. And as the war continues, they each have to find ways of coping. But is another dark force hiding in the pub, waiting for its chance to strike?
The Legend of the Crossley Stag is the thirteenth book in the Ghosts of Crowford series. Each book tells a standalone story, and they can be read in any order.
Desperate to get away from his troubles in London, Andrew heads to Marsh House and sets about trying to fix it up. Between rotten floorboards and bug infestations, he's got his work cut out for him. And that's before he even notices the strange noises in the night, and the fact that a strange presence is watching his every move.
When he invites a new friend to move in with him, everything changes. Andrew might not have paid attention to the darker side of Marsh House, but his new guest quickly realizes that something's very wrong. Does the ghost of a long-dead woman still haunt the house, cursing anyone who dares to fall in love? And is this malevolent entity somehow also responsible for the death of a local woman whose body was found on the beach?
And by the time he uncovers the shocking truth, will it be too late for Andrew to ever return to his old life?
The Ghosts of Marsh House is a horror story about a man who's trying to run from his own mistakes, and about a woman who'll stop at nothing to make others pay for her misery.
After running away from her old life, Sam Marker needs a job. Any job. And so, one fateful day, she arrives in a small English town to apply for a job as a gardener. Unfortunately for Sam, this particular 'garden' is actually a cemetery, her accommodation is a ramshackle little house between the graves, and some of the dead aren't happy about the arrangement either.
Sam soon discovers that Rippon is home to some very strange individuals. Mysterious figures watch the cemetery from afar. One of the crypts seems to be on the verge of bursting open. And deep beneath Sam's feet, a powerful force threatens to escape from the deadliest grave of all.
Grave Girl is the first book in the Grave Girl trilogy, about a girl who finds herself caught in a battle between good and evil... and she's even sure that she's on the right side!
Six months later, however, a strange woman moves into the cottage opposite.
At first, Harry and his wife Debbie don't mind their new neighbor. Even when she starts to exhibit a few unusual qualities, Abigail Cain doesn't exactly seem dangerous, just... slightly weird. But Abigail has a very particular reason for having moved to the small seaside village of Hambledown, and she seems very interested in Harry.
Soon, Harry and Debbie find themselves in a desperate fight for survival. Abigail Cain is out to get them, and her fury knows no limit. All because of a one star review that Harry wrote. Can she be stopped, or will Harry and his wife pay the ultimate price at the hands of a murderous and vengeful author?
Arriving in the city for a short break, Penny and Steve are looking forward to a week of sun, sea and sand. Those plans are ruined, however, when Steve thinks he recognizes a woman at the hotel bar. Ten years ago, he dated a girl named Annabelle, but the relationship ended badly. The woman at the bar looks a little like Annabelle, not enough for him to be certain that it's her, but enough for him to worry.
Soon, Steve finds himself drawn into a nightmare. He's starting to see the strange woman everywhere, and now he's worried that he's being followed. Has Annabelle returned to his life? If so, has she turned up in Barcelona by accident or by design? And how is her apparent appearance connected to the strange noises and flickering lights that can be heard every night, coming from room 119?