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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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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?
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.
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?
While desperately tending to the dying, Nurse Alice Johnson begins to experience a series of terrifying visions. The dead have a warning for the entire town, one that seems to indicate a fiery end for everyone at the hospital. At first, Alice manages to convince herself that she's simply imagining things, but then the warnings become even more urgent.
Soon, Alice begins to realize that the dead are trying to send her a very specific message. Even as her superiors tell her that she's losing her mind, Alice struggles to understand the nature of the tragedy that's about to strike the town. Will Alice manage to decode the warnings in time, or is the hospital destined to be consumed by fire?
The Nightmare of Crowford Hospital is the seventh 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.
For several years, Briarwych Church has remained locked and unused. Arriving to take up his new position, Father Lionel Loveford's first task is to open the great wooden door and get the church back into use. But something lurks in the shadows. A terrible tragedy once took place in Briarwych, and now the locals live in fear of a vengeful spirit that has sometimes been spotted looking out from the church's windows.
Although he doesn't believe in ghosts, Father Loveford soon discovers that the entire village of Blackwych lives in a perpetual state of guilt and terror. Does the ghost of Judith Prendergast really haunt the church and, if so, what does she want from the villagers? With the door now unlocked, does her spirit now roam the village? And can her anger really reach as far as the wartorn fields of mainland Europe?
The Haunting of Briarwych Church is a horror story about a dead woman's anger, and about a terrible quest for revenge.
Twenty-five years ago, Eve Marsh's little sister Rebecca vanished. No-one in the family is willing to talk about what happened, and Eve has come to accept that she might never learn the truth.
When a huge storm erupts, however, Eve is forced to return to her childhood home. Her father lives alone, and the house is in danger of collapsing as it's battered by wind and rain. Eve hasn't talked to her father since she ran away from home many years earlier, and she soon finds that the old man's mind is deteriorating. Meanwhile, something seems to be in the house with him, lurking in the shadows and tormenting what's left of his sanity.
Eve soon begins to discover the truth about what happened to Rebecca. A strange, ghostly figure appears in the house, and a voice cries out for revenge. The more Eve learns, the more she comes to understand that something terrible has been happening to her family for many years. She's always held her father responsible, but is there something even worse that Eve doesn't know? And is the ghost of her dead sister really lurking in the shadows of the house?
How To Make a Ghost is a horror story about a haunted house, a dark family secret, and a horrific experiment that has been years in the making.
Sent to live with new foster parents in Briarwych, Kerry and Mark soon set about exploring the village. When they're warned to stay away from the church, they naturally decide to go and take a closer look. And when the long-sealed door mysteriously swings open, they're drawn inside to meet a terrible fate.
After seventy years, a policy of containment is no longer enough. A priest is sent to Briarwych, with the sole task of defeating the evil once and for all. But what really lurks in the shadows of Briarwych Church? Why did Judith Prendergast turn to evil? And by attempting to banish the ghost forever, is Father Liam Dermott actually walking straight into an ancient and deadly trap?
Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, Thomas starts to learn the truth about his sister. Martha might have survived, but she's acting strangely and it soon becomes apparent that she's hiding something. How will Thomas react if he's forced to choose between his sister and his friends?
Days 203 to 210 is the tenth book in the Mass Extinction Event series. The book ends with a cliffhanger, and readers are advised to start with the first part of the series.
Meanwhile, Thomas also encounters some other survivors, although he soon finds himself trapped in a battle for survival. Captured and held prisoner in a basement, he begins to realize that he might never find a way out.
Days 9 to 16 is the third book in the Mass Extinction Event series, continuing the story of a worldwide apocalypse seen from the eyes of two very different people in two very different parts of the US.
And then Judith Prendergast starts hearing voices in the church.
A faithful and devoted woman, struggling to raise her daughter Elizabeth, Judith takes a dim view of the happenings in Briarwych. Soon, however, she's offered a terrible deal, the consequences of which she doesn't fully understand. She tries desperately to escape, only to fall deeper and deeper under the spell of pure evil. And as she tries to set right her awful mistake, Judith sets in progress a chain of terrible events that will haunt the village of Briarwych for generations.
Meanwhile, Thomas discovers more survivors who are trying to reclaim the city. But is the mysterious Quinn really going to lead people to a new dawn, or is another act of unimaginable horror lurking right around the corner?
Days 46 to 53 is the fourth book in the Mass Extinction Event series, continuing the story of a worldwide apocalypse seen from the eyes of two very different people in two very different parts of the US.
Meanwhile, Thomas discovers the truth about another group of survivors. Old alliances are destroyed and new alliances are formed, but finally Thomas is forced to make a stand.
Days 54 to 61 is the fifth book in the Mass Extinction Event series, continuing the story of a worldwide apocalypse seen from the eyes of two very different people in two very different parts of the US.