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Book 3 of the Spite House Chronicles

Available September 28, 2023


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There's an island up in Gold Country at the northern end of Snapdragon Lake. It's named Manchester for the family that owns it, but the locals call it Spite Island. There's a single lonely mansion on that island and a group of authors have been invited to write about its ghosts and its mysteries. But the real mystery is, who will survive this luxurious but deadly retreat?


A storm is raging. The boats have been destroyed, and the guests and staff of Spite House are trapped -- but they’re not alone on the island. Centuries of ghosts walk among them. Several guests have died, others are injured, and the specters here are not ordinary phantoms. They’re deadly.

Obsessed by the island, matriarch Agnes Manchester has been slowly going mad for decades and will do whatever it takes to keep Spite House and its entities alive.


“Thorne & Cross weave such delicious nightmares that you almost forget to be afraid. Almost. SPITE HOUSE may be their most terrifying delight yet.” -- Peter Atkins, Author of All Our Hearts are Ghosts, and Screenwriter of Hellraiser II-IV

“What I always love … is that their glee is so apparent, their sheer joy of scaring the crap out of people … With SPITE HOUSE, I’m happily back in Tamara and Alistair Land once more.” -- Glen Hirshberg, author of Infinity Dreams and The Two Sams

“As I raced through the pages of SPITE HOUSE, the first book in the trilogy, I realized that this is much more than a ghost story. Spite House itself brings to mind a predator with sharp talons that sink deeply into the flesh of the island and draw blood. My thoughts for those visitors? Get out while you still can. I can’t wait for book two!” -- QL Pearce, author of Spine Chillers and Scary Stories for Sleepovers