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The spite house
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Published:
New York : Nightfire, published by Tom Doherty Associates, 2023.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc:
260 pages ; 24 cm
Status:
Ashland Adult Fiction
COMPTON

Description

A Best Horror Book of the Year (Esquire)! • A Bram Stoker Award Nominee!

A terrifying Gothic thriller about grief and death and the depths of a father's love, Johnny Compton's The Spite House is a stunning debut by a horror master in the making—The Babadook meets A Head Full of Ghosts in Texas Hill Country.


Eric Ross is on the run from a mysterious past with his two daughters in tow. When he comes across an ad for a caretaker for the Masson House, Eric hopes they have finally caught a lucky break. The owner of the “most haunted place in Texas” is looking for proof of paranormal activity. All they need to do is stay in the house and keep a detailed record of everything that happens there—provided the house’s horrors don’t drive them all mad, like the caretakers before them.

The job calls to Eric, not just because of the huge payout, but because he needs access to the secrets of the spite house. If it is indeed haunted, maybe it will help him understand the uncanny power that clings to his family, driving them from town to town, too afraid to stop running…

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Ashland Adult Fiction
COMPTON
Available
Sep 28, 2023

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250841414, 1250841410

Notes

General Note
"A novel"--Dust jacket.
Description
"A terrifying Gothic thriller about grief and death and the depths of a father's love, Johnny Compton's The Spite House is a stunning debut by a horror master in the making--The Babadook meets A Headful of Ghosts in Texas Hill Country. Eric Ross is on the run from a mysterious past with his two daughters in tow. Having left his wife, his house, his whole life behind in Maryland, he's desperate for money--it's not easy to find steady, safe work when you can't provide references, you can't stay in one place for long, and you're paranoid that your past is creeping back up on you. When he comes across the strange ad for the Masson House in Degener, Texas, Eric thinks they may have finally caught a lucky break. The Masson property, notorious for being one of the most haunted places in Texas, needs a caretaker of sorts. The owner is looking for proof of paranormal activity. All they need to do is stay in the house and keep a detailed record of everything that happens there. Provided the house's horrors don't drive them all mad, like the caretakers before them. The job calls to Eric, not just because there's a huge payout if they can make it through, but because he wants to explore the secrets of the spite house. If it is indeed haunted, maybe it'll help him understand the uncanny power that clings to his family, driving them from town to town, making them afraid to stop running"--,Provided by publisher.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Compton, J. (2023). The spite house. First U.S. edition. New York, Nightfire, published by Tom Doherty Associates.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Compton, Johnny. 2023. The Spite House. New York, Nightfire, published by Tom Doherty Associates.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Compton, Johnny, The Spite House. New York, Nightfire, published by Tom Doherty Associates, 2023.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Compton, Johnny. The Spite House. First U.S. edition. New York, Nightfire, published by Tom Doherty Associates, 2023.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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