Ash (David Ash Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Deep in the countryside, ghost hunter David Ash is investigating a mysterious, secluded stately home. Reports from locals regarding strange goings-on make him think the house is haunted... But not even David Ash's long professional history of warding off evil spirits can prepare him for the shocking discovery that awaits. International bestselling horror writer James Herbert weaves a terrifying narrative featuring his best-loved character, David Ash, the skeptical detective of the paranormal ...
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Ash (David Ash Series #3)

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Overview


Deep in the countryside, ghost hunter David Ash is investigating a mysterious, secluded stately home. Reports from locals regarding strange goings-on make him think the house is haunted... But not even David Ash's long professional history of warding off evil spirits can prepare him for the shocking discovery that awaits. International bestselling horror writer James Herbert weaves a terrifying narrative featuring his best-loved character, David Ash, the skeptical detective of the paranormal introduced in the UK number one bestsellers, Haunted and The Ghosts of Sleath.  Prepare to be chilled to the marrow…

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A chilling classic haunted house tale.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Secret of Crickley Hall

"This is a powerfully disturbing read...two pages in, the reader is hooked, and Herbert has done his job.  The horror.  The horror."

The Guardian on The Secret of Crickley Hall

“A new James Herbert novel is always a mesmerizing experience.”

—Fangoria

“Herbert’s characters are compelling…vivid, and complex.”

—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Library Journal
Parapsychologist David Ash (Haunted; The Ghosts of Sleath) is assigned to discover the source of the unusual occurrences at Comraich Castle, a super-secret hideaway in Scotland for the less-than-ethical but extremely wealthy citizens of the world. Although plagued by the ghosts of his past, Ash takes the job, both to satisfy his curiosity about the secrecy surrounding Comraich and to collect the substantial fee that his company has been promised should he succeed. Upon arriving at the castle, however, Ash realizes that the situation is much worse than he has been led to believe, and he must quickly unravel the mysteries of Comraich Castle if he wants to leave alive. VERDICT A haunted castle, a secret society, evil forces fueled by past and present atrocities, and lots of explosions—this book has it all. Readers will find it difficult to put down this fast-paced new novel from Britain's top horror writer. Fans and newcomers alike will find this book irresistible. It is classic horror writing at its best.—Elisabeth Clark, West Florida P.L., Pensacola
Kirkus Reviews
Curious blend of supernatural horror and conspiracy theory, from the veteran ghost-chaser (The Secret of Crickley Hall, 2006, etc.). In his latest adventure, absinthe-swilling, deeply conflicted paranormal investigator David Ash tackles Comraich Castle in Scotland, an ancient, isolated pile whose sponsors, the Inner Court, comprise a secret organization of British royals and other superrich, shadowy movers and shakers. What's going on at Comraich? Well, it turns out to be a sanctuary for war criminals, mass murderers, child molesters, insane dictators and others whose public presence might prove embarrassing or dangerous and who desire to vanish utterly (in some cases, involuntarily). Their sole common characteristic is that they are wealthy enough to afford the astronomical fees. Comraich's problem, as Ash learns, is that an enormously powerful and hostile psychic presence has manifested itself in the dungeons where insane inmates are housed--so powerful, indeed, that it threatens to destroy the castle itself. Herbert pulls in a laundry list of real-life characters (used fictitiously, of course) who disappeared mysteriously or whose deaths gave rise to conspiracy theories (no Elvis, but there is the requisite Hitlerian connection). Tasteful, however, it isn't. The book opens with the thoughts of a dying Princess Diana--her connection to Comraich isn't revealed until near the end--and trundles rapidly downhill into mayhem punctuated with bouts of sex and swathes of irrelevant detail. Plot and dialogue often verge on the ludicrous. Readers end up in the peculiar position of knowing what's to come and actually approving it: Yes, many of the people here are that unpleasant. Herbert clearly intended to channel public anger at the way the superrich insulate themselves from reality, and in this, he succeeds, especially given the recent revelations about how the British royals meddle in politics to their own benefit. A yarn that has almost everything wrong with it, yet still reveals a compelling truth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429946933
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Series: David Ash Series , #3
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 230,459
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Horror writer JAMES HERBERT was born in London, England. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a singer and an art director for an advertising agency. His novels (including The Rats, The Fog, Others, and Ash) have sold more than forty-two million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty-three languages, including Russian and Chinese. A handful of James’s novels have been the basis for films, such as 1982’s Haunted, starring Aiden Quinn and Kate Beckinsale. More recently, The Secret of Crickley Hall was adapted into a 3-part BBC miniseries. In 2010, Herbert was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention and was awarded an OBE.

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    Posted January 1, 2013

    Don't buy

    I bought this book and when i opened it, it was the wrong book. So had to call and get a refund which was not a very speedy process.

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