The Haunting Season

The Haunting Season

Eight Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights

Bridget Collins, Andrew Michael Hurley, Natasha Pulley, Laura Purcell, Kiran Millwood Hargrave


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Eight bestselling, award-winning writers return to the time-honoured tradition of the seasonal ghost story in this spellbinding collection of new and original haunted tales.

Long before Charles Dickens and Henry James popularized the tradition of supernatural horror, the shadowy nights of winter have been a time for people to gather together by the flicker of candlelight and experience the intoxicating thrill of a spooky tale.

Now nine bestselling, award-winning authors—all of them master storytellers of the sinister and the macabre—bring the tradition to vivid life in a spellbinding new collection of original spine-tingling tales.

Taking you from the frosty fens of the English countryside, to the snow-covered grounds of a haunted estate, to a bustling London Christmas market, these mesmerizing stories will capture your imagination and serve as your indispensable companion to cold, dark nights. So curl up, light a candle, and fall under the ghostly spell of winters past . . . 


Bridget Collins:
Bridget Collins is the author of the NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE The Binding (William Morrow).|||Andrew Michael Hurley is the London Sunday Times bestselling author of The Loney and Starve Acre.|||Natasha Pulley is the author of the NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE  The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (Bloomsbury).|||Laura Purcell is the award-winning author of The Silent Companions (Bloomsbury).|||Kiran Millwood Hargrave is the  author of The Mercies (Little, Brown).|||Elizabeth Macneal’s The Doll Factory (Picador) was an international bestseller, has been translated into twenty-nine languages, has been been optioned for a major television series, and won the Caledonia Novel Award. Circus of Wonders (Atria) is her second novel. Visit her online at, on Twitter @AsMacneal, or on Instagram @ElizabethMacneal.|||Imogen Hermes Gowar is the author of the "People Magazine Best Book of the Season" The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock (Harper).|||Jess Kidd is the award-winning author of Himself; Mr. Flood’s Last Resort; and Things in Jars (Atria). Learn more at