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Chris Priestly

Biography

Chris Priestly

Ever since he was a teenager Chris has loved unsettling and creepy stories, with fond memories of buying comics like "Strange Tales" and "House of Mystery", watching classic BBC TV adaptations of M. R. James ghost stories every Christmas and reading assorted weirdness by everyone from Edgar Allen Poe to Ray Bradbury. He hopes his books will haunt his readers in the way those writers have haunted him.

Chris Priestly

Books by Chris Priestly

by Chris Priestly - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Mystery

Mildew and Sponge don’t think much of Maudlin Towers, the blackened, gloom-laden, gargoyle-infested monstrosity that is their school. But when somebody steals the School Spoon and the teachers threaten to cancel their holiday break until the culprit is found, our heroes must spring into action and solve the crime! But what starts out as a classic bit of detectivating quickly becomes weirder than they could have imagined. Who is the ghost in the attic? What’s their history teacher doing with a time machine? And why do a crazy bunch of Vikings seem to think Mildew is a werewolf?

by Chris Priestly - Horror, Youth Fiction

In a harbour town long ago, a boy is entranced by his uncle's stories of adventure in lands far away. Ignoring the crazy talk of the harbour pilot's son about the uncle being the Devil, the boy boards a ship with his uncle. As the ship sails on, madness and death ensue, and the boy and the crew face unimaginable horrors.