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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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When Rosie discovers a strange set of bones on the moor, she realizes that her miracle might have arrived. The bones start talking to her, promising to help her achieve her dreams. Two archaeologists are searching for these bones, which belong to a long-dead warrior king whose ghostly presence prefers to stay hidden. If Rosie protects his body, this king will do anything she wants. But can Rosie stick to the terms of this deal, and what will happen if she doesn't?
Rosie soon discovers that miracles come with strings attached. She thinks she's cursed to spend her entire life in the village, but the real curse might be something far worse, and far harder to escape.
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?
As soon as he reaches the farm, Stephen can tell that something's wrong. Anna's sister is behaving strangely, and the land surrounding the farm is clearly dying. The old farmhouse has changed, from a happy family home to little more than a ruin. And Anna's sister seems very keen to get hold of the ashes...
Something sinister is lurking in Crowford, something that seems to have ties to the railway line. Mandy makes a new friend who warns her about a ghost that haunts the tunnel, while John is unnerved by claims of a mysterious figure that can sometimes be spotted on one of the platforms at the station. Are these two stories connected? And if they are, does a ghostly warning hint at impending tragedy?
The Haunting of Crowford Station is the eleventh 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.
She's trapped inside a haunted house.
Not even knowing her own name, the woman starts searching for clues. The strange sounds continue. Is she truly alone, or are there others in the house? And if there are others, are they friend or foe? After making her first shocking discovery, the woman begins to fear the worst. Time is running out. The doors and windows are sealed shut. Nothing makes sense, but a grandfather clock in the hallway seems to offer clues.
Who is this woman? What was she doing in the house before she lost her memory? And even if she remembers in time, will she be able to stop the evil that lurks in the shadows?
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?
All Daisy Coulson wants to do, after a long day at work, is relax at home. She's heard the news reports about two women who've been murdered in the area, but she's sure she's safe. After all, she's safe and boring, so why would anybody ever want to hurt her?
But she's been noticed.
Harry's been killing women for a long time. He doesn't remember any other way of living. It's who he is now. So when he spots an easy target, he doesn't think twice about striking. He soon discovers, however, that there's something very different about his latest victim. Harry's about to discover a shocking secret that'll change his life forever.
The woman he's kidnapped is the daughter he never knew existed. But he knows now. And she's already seen his face.
Originally published as a six-part serial, Daisy is now available for the first time in this collected edition.
As the months roll past, Sally begins to give up hope, until one day a friend makes a shocking suggestion. If the spirits of the Crowford Hoy refuse to show themselves, is it time to do something that might catch their attention? Although she's reluctant at first, Sally soon comes around to the idea, but she has no idea of the dangers that are waiting to be unleashed in the pub's darkest shadows.
What happened to Annie Ashton, the girl who disappeared from the pub many years ago? Why is the spirit of Mildred Weaver out for revenge? And once a connection to the undead has been opened, can Sally ever hope to force it shut again?
The Haunting of the Crowford Hoy is the fifth 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.
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 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.
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.