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The House That Death Built


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The Dark Manor isn't just any old haunted house. Built on the site of a stone circle, from bricks saturated with pain and agony, windows that have seen terror beyond insanity, and doors that would scream if the wood from which they were fashioned could voice the appalling acts to which they have been witness, the house was designed with evil in mind and deliberately constructed to bring William Marx, the wealthy industrialist who built it, into the spirit world.

But Marx hasn't been since since he entered the repository of death and madness that is The Dark Manor, and neither have any of the people who have gone looking for him. Now Sir Anthony Calverton has purchased it and needs the place investigating properly, which of course calls for some proper supernatural investigators.

You are cordially invited to join Mr Massene Henderson and Miss Samantha Jephcott, specialists in paranormal adventure, as they embark on their most perilous case to date.

Who will survive The House That Death Built?

Only time and the pages within will tell


Reviews and Comments

The Dark Manor, constructed atop one of England's ancient stone circles, radiates malevolence and hostility. Wealthy industrialist William Marx built the house in hopes of connecting with the spirit world, though Marx was never seen again after he entered the house. Its current owner, Sir Anthony Calverton, contacts a pair of paranormal investigators, Mr. Massene Henderson and Miss Samantha Jephcott, to furnish him with proof of supernatural activity in the house. The inclusion of four other investigators, including Sir Anthony's niece, her physicist husband, and a famous TV "psychic," sets the stage for a classic horror tale with a mystery at its heart. VERDICT: Probert's début novel presents the first full-length adventure for paranormal investigators Henderson and Jephcott, whose previous cases have been chronicled in the collection Against the Darkness. Although the setting is contemporary, the protagonists display an endearing Victorian archness. This is a delightfully scary book.

Jackie Cassada, Library Journal (4/15/2013, Vol. 138 Issue 7, p61)

The House That Death Built, reminds me of why I love  horror.  A dashing hero, a sensitive side kick, ghouls, ghosts, and dark stirrings from the nether regions, combining with a writing who has a flair for theatrical horror, all adds up to one of the best books I have read this year. If there are any film makers out there reading this then put down that tired and scabby script, pick up the phone and get in contact with Mr Probert, this book is screaming out like a Banshee to be made into a film.

From a review at Ginger Nuts of Horror



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