Death of a Ghost

By Charles Butler

A sinister and chilling ghost story from the author of THE FETCH OF MARDY WATT and CALYPSO DREAMING.

When Ossian reluctantly returns to Lychfont House – a country house with pretensions to match – with his artist father, he finds things bizarrely familiar and yet oddly different. Reacquainting himself with the Frazer family, he finds himself questioning the accuracy of certain childhood memories and wondering why the place seems to hold such power over him. One thing he IS sure of, however: the ghosts are still haunting him.

While Ossian puzzles over his existence, an ancient goddess searches for her lost love. She must call in the Scryer to track him down wherever he may be, for the wedding must go ahead. After all, she and Ossian were made for each other…

A timeslip ghost story that will chill readers to the bone.

Format: Paperback
Ageband: 11 to 14
Release Date: 03 Jan 2006
Pages: 208
ISBN: 978-0-00-712858-7
Charles Butler lives in Bristol, where he works as an English Lecturer specialising in children’s fantasy.


”'A wonderfully creepy story. You will never see the world in quite the same way again.” - Diana Wynne Jones

”'This is a marvellous, spooky, funny book, a fantasy like no other. Read it!” - Susan Cooper


”'…beautifully conveyed… [for] those who appreciate something out of the ordinary.” - Times Educational Supplement

”'…psychologically chilling.” - School Librarian

”'…exciting and a book you will not be able to put down… a good read.” - South Wales Evening Post