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A deliciously creepy mystery from the master of suspence Paul Stewart.

It was only when he woke up that Tom realized he'd been asleep. It was still night-time, and outside a raging wind was buffeting the windows and howling down the chimney - not that it was the wind which had woken Tom...

When Tom starts at Styles Grange Boarding School he knows he will feel a little lonely, but he never dreamed he'd experience such pure terror! For at midnight, when the bronze bell tolls, Tom feels something stroking his cheek, something cold and dry. . . a skeletal hand!

A gripping and chilling mystery from popular author Paul Stewart.


Be afraid, be very afraid! Freak out to this bloodcurdling mystery

Young Telegraph

A truly creepy story with moments of pure terror... What can I say but gripping

Times Magazine

Enjoyable and thoroughly creepy... A fast paced and engaging mystery that delivers smiles and shivers in equal measure.... A well-crafted and deliciously creepy tale, perfectly pitched for its target audience

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  • Paperback


    May 6, 2013


    192 pages

    RRP $22.99

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