Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doherty, Robin Jarvis and Sam Llewellyn have come together to bring you eleven ghost stories: from a ghost walk around York; to a drowned boy, who's determined to find someone to play with; to a lost child trapped in a mirror, ready to pull you in; to devilish creatures, waiting with bated breath for their next young victim; to an ancient woodland reawakened. Some will make you scream, some will make you shiver, but all will haunt you gently long after you've put the book down.
"Short stories are the perfect vehicle for a chilling slice of horror. An excellent balance of traditional and modern and a perfect pocket-money purchase for winter evenings."
"Brilliantly spooky ghost stories from the chilling pens of some top children's writers. These will leave readers just a little bit more wary of the world than when they began the collection."
"Plenty to haunt the mind."
"Readers who enjoy short stories are few and far between, but this just might be a book to change a few minds. The stories are, without exception, wonderful told and definitely - haunting!"
"Anyone who has guests round for Halloween and is searching for a good tale to read aloud, needs to look no further than Haunted."
Read an extract from the prologue of Joseph Delaney's chilling third instalment in the new Spook's legend - Dark Assassin.
Time is running out for Thomas Ward. His final battle against the Fiend is drawing near, and the Spook's apprentice has never felt more alone in his task. Tom must risk his life to prevent the evil beast from entering this world, even as he learns that the final destruction of the Fiend may involve a sacrifice more terrible than he can imagine . . .