The first in Chaz Brenchley's chilling new haunted house series.
War widow Ruth Taylor arrives at RAF Morwood, the great house formerly known as D'Esperance, hoping that nursing badly wounded airmen will distract her from her sorrows. But almost as soon as she enters the house, she experiences strange visions and fainting spells, and the almost overwhelming sensation of her late husband's ghostly presence. For D'Esperance is a place of shadows and secrets - and as the strange occurrences become increasingly menacing and violent, Ruth is forced to confront a terrible possibility: that her dead husband might be the cause . . .
A haunting tale of terror from a master of the genre.
When she is offered an undercover assignment by newspaper editor (and her former lover) Tony Fledgwood, professional party girl Grace Harley jumps at the chance to disappear from London and escape the scandal that threatens to engulf her. Her mission at the great house formerly known as D'Esperance is find out what goes on within this so-called commune and what happened to the journalist originally sent to investigate, who has disappeared without trace. But it's not long before Grace experiences a series of strange and increasingly menacing incidents . . .
Welcome to Lucifer's Ark. This is the voyage to hell.
The Volsparr routinely sails to a mining community in the Baltic. Unknown to the passengers aboard, the ship also carries a secret cargo: stateless criminals being transported to jails where no one will ever question their fate. Tanya Rhone is travelling to visit her fiancé. Little does she know that aboard this ship life is the cheapest commodity of all . . .
Van Gogh paints works of transcendent genius, while in London a killer launches a reign of terror.
Nidabi is attacked by her master but is rescued just in time by Pastor Hux, a man who befriended Van Gogh many years ago. A decade later the men live different lives. But soon a deadly momentum will draw the two old friends together into a withering storm painted in madness and death . . .
In wartime Britain, vampires and an ancient curse rule the night.
Winter, 1942. Beth, Sally and Alec are the only guests in an eerie seaport hotel in Whitby with a peculiar subterranean tunnel linking it to the ocean. It is a hotel haunted by questions. What does Eleanor Charwood, the landlady, hide in her basement, and what caused the bite-marks on her reclusive brother, Theo? Can the trio survive a Viking curse and save their very souls? . . .
Is an ancient evil causing people to disappear with no explanation?
While Vampire Sharkz graffiti spread through London that summer like wildfire, its population carried on with life as usual in one of the richest cities on the planet. But beneath the surface, there is change. Men and women are going missing without trace. What has the old African preacher seen emerging from undergrowth near the river? Is this the essence of evil encountered long ago? . . .
An evil is unleashed on the humanity.
Jay, the orphan boy, doesn't want to hurt anyone. He tries so hard not to. Yet he has a frightening secret and knows of another hidden under an ancient ruin. An object concealed because it is too terrible to see. Nurse Laura Parris is determined to protect the children in her care. After Laura meets Victor Brodman, a widower, she wonders if she can trust him enough to reveal Jay's disturbing past. That he's the only survivor of a terrifying shipwreck, and that the boy is cursed with the power to blight the lives of everyone he encounters. When Jay becomes glassy-eyed and begins to murmur a person's name over and over, that's when evil is unleashed and there is no escape for his victims. Jay is the Vengeance Child. Soon his shadow will fall over all humanity . . .
A girl . . . a boy . . . and a fearsome Viking curse that will tear them apart and unleash a terrifying creature on the world . . .
What is this striking yet ghostly figure doing gliding across my lawn at midnight? Chasing the dangerously beautiful woman into the wood next to his family's new home, Tom Westonby is attacked and beaten unconscious. Returning home the next day, he meets the stranger, Nicola Bekk, once more. Tom is deeply drawn to her, but unbeknownst to him, Nicola is both protected and enslaved by her Viking ancestry - and the choices he makes will trigger the curse that has blighted the lives of the Bekk family for centuries.
Tom Westonby may have lost his wife to a powerful curse, but the war against the ancient evil has barely begun . . .
She will come back to me, Tom Westonby tells himself. We'll be reunited. It has been five years since he's seen his beloved wife, Nicola Bekk. Five years since their wedding day - when he won her hand, but in doing so triggered the curse that has blighted the Bekk family for centuries. Nicola became a vampire, and fled, lest she harm the one she loves the most.
Since then, Tom has lived a remote life in Nicola's ancestral home in the woods, patiently awaiting the return of his vampire bride. But little does he know that someone else is returning to the village - someone who holds great power over the supernatural forces that dwell within it, waiting for revenge.
Soon, Tom will be forced to risk his life - and the lives of those he loves - in the fight against an ancient evil that cannot possibly be beaten . . .
Tombs are sealed shut for a reason...
John Tolworth returns to the place he grew up, as part of a team investigating a collection of Egyptian mummies stored in Baverstock Castle. But when he arrives, he starts to remember things...What happened the last time he was there? As the mummies begin to reveal their ancient secrets, John begins to think the unthinkable.