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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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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.
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.
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.
At first, Harlham Hall seems to be an unlikely prospect. A strange old man lives in the cluttered rooms, constantly fussing over his collection of old phonograph recordings. Drifting from one fractured memory to the next, Bernard Hartmann is barely able to remember his name, yet he's haunted by strange noises and by a presence that mostly lurks in the shadows.
What really happened to Evelyn Cassidy all those years ago? Has she been hiding from her daughter, or trying to protect her? And why does a young girl wait in the forest, seemingly trapped in a series of terrifying encounters?
This is the first part of the six-part Wax serial. Each installment ends on a cliffhanger, and features scenes of horror and violence.
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.
As Nathan spirals out of control, Mercy Willow realizes that she has to act. Teaming up with Nathan's daughter Lily, Mercy sets out to try to work out exactly who – or what – is haunting the Jenkins family home. She soon discovers, however, that everything she thought she knew about ghosts might have been very wrong right from the start.
Meanwhile, Mercy is facing a battle of her own. Her past is threatening to catch up to her, and an inner struggle is raging over her soul. Can she remain in control of her own body, or will her worst enemy finally find a way to break through?
The Haunting of Anna Jenkins is the fifth book in the six-part first 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.
Perfect Little Monsters
A trip to the English countryside turns into a nightmare for a couple, as they encounter a reclusive family with a taste for blood. But can the family's daughter be persuaded to switch sides?
I Hate You
An angry young woman gets more than she bargained for when she's kidnapped. Waking up strapped to a chair, she discovers that her anger might have been misdirected all along.
Two children break into the house next door, where they discover that an elderly widow is living in a dangerous fantasy.
One morning, an agonized scream rings out across a small American town... and it just won't stop. As the scream goes on for hours and hours, the locals try desperately to discover its source.
At a remote prison, a dangerous game takes a turn for the bizarre when one woman's luck refuses to break. Soon the prison's governor is involved in a game of his own, with his sanity as the ultimate prize.
Stay Up Late
A woman heads upstairs to bed, unaware that her husband is about to welcome a strange visitor into their home. This isn't the first time that Bartleby has been invited inside, but it might very well be the last...
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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.
Meanwhile, in the present day, Alice Warner starts her new job as a security guard at an abandoned shopping mall. Still recovering from a brutal attack, Alice is struggling to keep her mind together. As she patrols the mall late at night, however, she starts to worry that something is watching her. Has her paranoia returned, or is a dark presence lurking in the shadows? And how is Alice's predicament connected to Wendy's fate?
Alice Isn't Well is the first book in the Death Herself series, about a mysterious figure with a knack for fixing deaths that have gone wrong. This is the 2022 edition of the original 2015 book.
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.
After getting to know the woman's family and agreeing to stay for the funeral, Ash discovers that powerful local superstitions might be based on truth. Something in the city's medieval area is stalking him, pursuing him down the narrow cobbled streets. Finally the dead woman's sister issues an ominous warning: in the time between death and burial, the spirits of the dead must make a terrifying choice.
Is that choice now spilling out into the world of the living?
Angel is a standalone horror novel about the power of guilt, the mysteries of the dead, and the lengths one man will go to in order to atone for the sins of his father.
The Crowford Empire is a building with history. Before it was a cinema, the Empire was the site of a terrible tragedy. While the building has been thoroughly renovated, some elements of the past remain. Some locals even whisper the name of a woman who still walks the halls and corridors of the cinema.
Susan soon discovers that the cinema's past is determined to bubble back to the surface. What does Winifred Thorpe's ghost really want? How is her eternal suffering connected to the local golf club? And what happens to any poor soul who accidentally meets her face to face?
The Horror of the Crowford Empire is the sixth 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.