Joan Aiken was famous for her spine-tingling ghost stories, and this collection presents five classic Aiken chillers in a new, accessible edition. Ghosts appear both in the strangest and most familiar places, but their effect is often the same, inspiring shock and chills in the characters and readers alike. None of these stories will be easily forgotten!
Author biography: For over forty years, Joan Aiken (who recently died) produced novels and stories which have earned the status of modern classics. Her early book, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, proved an instant success and enabled her to write full-time in a variety of genres, from comic stories for young children to adult thrillers.