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A House of Ghosts

(2018)
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A gripping mystery with a classic feel: And Then There Were None meets The Silent Companions

Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives.

At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist gathering to contact his two sons who were lost in the conflict. But as his guests begin to arrive, it gradually becomes clear that each has something they would rather keep hidden. Then, when a storm descends on the island, the guests will find themselves trapped. Soon one of their number will die.

For Blackwater Abbey is haunted in more ways than one . . .

An unrelentingly gripping mystery packed with twists and turns, A House of Ghosts is the perfect chilling read this winter.

'Almost unbearably creepy and beautifully written' Liz Nugent, bestseller author of LYING IN WAIT

'A splendid tale of wartime skullduggery, featuring both kinds of spooks - perfect fireside reading' Mick Herron, CWA Gold Dagger Award Winning author of DEAD LIONS

'Hugely enjoyable, A House of Ghosts has the bones of a taut thriller wrapped up in the gorgeous romance of its ghostly island setting' Jane Casey

'Perfect for a dark and stormy evening: a truly creepy and ingenious ghost story and murder mystery with an irresistible setting' Ragnar Jonasson

'A thoroughly enjoyable novel that seemed to combine all my favourite things - history, crime, entertainingly spiky romance and an eerily evocative setting. An absolute treat' Elly Griffiths

'Spooks, spies, seances, things that go bump in the night - A House of Ghosts has it all. A tremendously enjoyable, ingeniously-plotted take on the haunted house mystery. Best read before dark!' Tammy Cohen

'An atmospheric, hugely entertaining mystery that offers all the pleasures of a classic ghost story - with an appealing dash of romance. William Ryan is a wonderful storyteller and A House of Ghosts will keep you up reading (and shivering) deep into the night' Antonia Hodgson

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Hugely enjoyable, A House of Ghosts has the bones of a taut thriller wrapped up in the gorgeous romance of its ghostly island setting." - Jane Casey

"Spooks, spies, seances, things that go bump in the night - A House of Ghosts has it all. A tremendously enjoyable, ingeniously-plotted take on the haunted house mystery. Best read before dark!" - Tammy Cohen

"A thoroughly enjoyable novel that seemed to combine all my favourite things - history, crime, entertainingly spiky romance and an eerily evocative setting. An absolute treat." - Elly Griffiths

"A splendid tale of wartime skullduggery, featuring both kinds of spooks - perfect fireside reading." - Mick Herron

"An atmospheric, hugely entertaining mystery that offers all the pleasures of a classic ghost story - with an appealing dash of romance. William Ryan is a wonderful storyteller and A House of Ghostswill keep you up reading (and shivering) deep into the night." - Antonia Hodgson

"Perfect for a dark and stormy evening: a truly creepy and ingenious ghost story and murder mystery with an irresistible setting." - Ragnar Jónasson

"Almost unbearably creepy and beautifully written." - Liz Nugent


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Title: A House of Ghosts
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Title: A House of Ghosts
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October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A House of Ghosts: A Gripping Murder Mystery Set in a Haunted House
Author(s): W C Ryan
Publisher: Arcade Crimewise
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October 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A House of Ghosts: The perfect ghostly golden age mystery
Author(s): W C Ryan
Publisher: Zaffre
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