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Chris Priestley - Author

Chris Priestley has been a cartoonist and illustrator for many years, working mainly for magazines and newspapers. He currently has a weekly strip cartoon called 'Payne's Grey' in the New Statesman.

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 Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror will haunt his readers in the way those writers have haunted him.

This brilliantly received series of ghost stories, Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror, Tales of Terror from the Black Ship and Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth, were reissued by Bloomsbury in March 2011 including a brand new story.

Meanwhile The Dead of Winter, published by Bloomsbury in October 2010 and in paperback in October 2011, is a nail-biting story of hauntings and terror, nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2012.

Mister Creecher, published by Bloomsbury in October 2011 and in paperback in March 2012, is a gripping gothic novel about friendship, trust and betrayal.

Author photo © Judith Weik

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The Last of the Spirits
Chris Priestley
December 2015 Book of the Month What would Christmas be without a ghost story? Chris Priestley, master of the macabre, has written one that while it will send shivers down the spine can be enjoyed by all the family....
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/10/2015
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The Wickford Doom
Chris Priestley - illustrated by Vladimir Stankovic
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Chris Priestley has a gift for writing frightening stories, and this short wartime-set novel for Barrington Stoke, which specialises in producing books designed and written to be accessible to all readers including those with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2015
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Mister Creecher
Chris Priestley
March 2012 Book of the Month. A blood-chilling story with the search for Frankenstein at its heart. When orphaned Billy, a miserably poor and hungry street urchin, comes across Mister Creecher, a man of great size and sinister intent, his life...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Mister Creecher
Chris Priestley
A blood-chilling story with the search for Frankenstein lies at its heart. When orphaned Billy, a miserably poor and hungry street urchin, comes across Mister Creecher, a man of great size and sinister intent, his life is turned upside down....
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2011
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Tales of Terror from the Black Ship
Chris Priestley
This is seriously spine-tingling stuff and not for the faint-hearted - it's a novel packed with chills, thrills, nail-biting suspense and heart-stopping revelations. Join Ethan and Cathy and steel yourself against the blood-curdling terror that lies ahead as you realise...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/03/2011
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Tales of Terror 3: from the Tunnel's Mouth
Chris Priestley
A spine chilling collection of short stories each of which will horrify but also delight readers with its creepy characters and unexpected occurrences. Robert starts back to school on the train alone but, when the train stops right in the...
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Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth
Chris Priestley
A spine chilling collection of short stories each of which will horrify but also delight readers with its creepy characters and unexpected occurrences. Robert starts back to school on the train alone but, when the train stops right in the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2009
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Tales Of Terror From The Black Ship
Chris Priestley
This is seriously spine-tingling stuff and not for the faint-hearted - it's a novel packed with chills, thrills, nail-biting suspense and heart-stopping revelations. Join Ethan and Cathy and steel yourself against the blood-curdling terror that lies ahead as you realise...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2008
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Uncle Montague's Tales Of Terror
Chris Priestley
Chris Priestley in his first book with Bloomsbury has written a book that is impossible to put down. Be warned however! The content is scary, no doubt about it. The book contains a series of short fast-paced horror stories, climaxing...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2008
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Uncle Montague's Tales Of Terror
Chris Priestley
Chris Priestley in his first book with Bloomsbury has written a book that is impossible to put down. Be warned however! The content is scary, no doubt about it. The book contains a series of short fast-paced horror stories, climaxing...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2007
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Billy Wizard
Chris Priestley
Wizards in the classroom turn the everyday details of the school day into something with more pizzaz. Joe's first days at school are made pretty special when he realises that his best friend is not just a boy with an...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 06/10/2005
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