Thieving Fear

Thieving Fear

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Charlotte Nolan and her cousins may not have ended up in the jobs they hoped to have when they were teenagers, but they've made their way in life. Charlotte works for a London publisher, Ellen cares for the elderly, Hugh has left teaching to work in a supermarket while his brother Rory is a controversial artist. Then more than their jobs begin to go wrong as something reaches out of the past for them.

What has it to do with the summer night they spent on Thursaston Common? If the dreams they had that night are catching up with them, how is the Victorian occultist Arthur Pendemon involved? Before the nightmare ends more than one of them will have to enter what remains of Pendemon's house and confront what still lives there in the dark.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 22mm | 236g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753518112
  • 9780753518113
  • 843,789

About Ramsey Campbell

The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as 'Britain's most respected living horror writer'. He has been awarded the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association. His regular columns appear in All Hallows, Dead Reckonings and Video Watchdog. He is the President of the British Fantasy Society.
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Back cover copy

Who could have believed that a night's camping on Thurstaston Common would lead to a haunting of such power and reach. After ten years Charlotte Nolan and her cousins unwittingly disturb something that should never have seen the light, their very dreams are filled with a suffocating darkness and each is pursued by an undefined figure that seems to have slipped straight out of a nightmare. Together, they must investigate an occult mystery stretching back one hundred years and confront the malevolent force that was once a man.

Praise for The Grin of the Dark, also published by Virgin Books, and winner of British Fantasy Society's August Derleth Award for Best Novel.

Campbell's work has always drawn upon the menace and the macabre that lies in the mechanics of the everyday, and it is this fear that The Grin of the Dark harnesses to astounding effect
Scifi Now

Exemplary ... Campbell's lingering disquiet takes full hold
Death Ray

(Ramsey Campbell) has a genius for infusing horror into the everyday, piling up small moments of dread and confusion and fear until they become insurmountable
Tim Pratt in Locus

Extremely disturbing
Poppy Z Brite
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Rating details

69 ratings
3.05 out of 5 stars
5 14% (10)
4 22% (15)
3 32% (22)
2 19% (13)
1 13% (9)
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