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From novelist Douglas Clegg, comes the second book in the Harrow series, after Nightmare House

In Mischief, the students of Harrow Academy discover an ancient evil -- on school property.

The mansion overlooks the Hudson River, just outside the town of Watch Point, New York. It has been empty for decades, but now, it's a private school for boys.
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From novelist Douglas Clegg, comes the second book in the Harrow series, after Nightmare House

In Mischief, the students of Harrow Academy discover an ancient evil -- on school property.

The mansion overlooks the Hudson River, just outside the town of Watch Point, New York. It has been empty for decades, but now, it's a private school for boys.

And one of the boys, Jim Hook, should never have come to Harrow Academy...

For, within the walls, something horrifying awaits him...a haunting more disturbing than any other...

A group of misfits and malcontents want Jim in their dark fraternity...

And the house called Harrow is hungry.

Author Note: Although the Harrow novels are a series, they may be read out of order, since each novel is fairly independent of the one previous. Each Harrow novel centers around a different time period in Harrow House's haunted history.

Harrow Series:

Book 1, Nightmare House - an old-fashioned horror tale.

Book 2, Mischief - a coming-of-age tale of mystery and ghosts.

Book 3, The Infinite - psychic investigators take on Harrow.

Book 4, The Abandoned -- an all-out gore-fest of a horror novel. Not for the faint of heart. Mayhem and horror.

Prequel Novellas, which are not set at Harrow but deal with two of the major influences on the house and its hauntings:

The Necromancer - set in the 1800s, this is the story of the young Justin Gravesend and his initiation into a terrifying mystery cult.

Isis - set right at the end of the 1800s, the story of the young Iris Villiers when she pays a terrible price for someone she loves.

(These will all be in ebook soon.)

"Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills..." - Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series.

"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby."
-- Dean Koontz

Nightmare House is a novel, approximately 200 pages in print. Exclusively published by Alkemara Press for Kindle.

Look for other books (fiction) from Alkemara Press, including:

The Children's Hour
Goat Dance
Dark of the Eye
The Words
Wild Things
Nightmare House
Bad Karma
Red Angel
Night Cage
The Infinite
The Abandoned
The Necromancer
The Hour Before Dark
You Come When I Call You
The Nightmare Chronicles
The Machinery of Night
The Attraction
and more....

Praise for Clegg's fiction from bestselling authors:

"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."
-- Bentley Little, author of The Policy

"Clegg delivers!"
-- John Saul, bestselling author of Faces of Fear and The Devil's Labyrinth.

"A master of the genre. Absolutely thrilling! Douglas Clegg is the future of dark fantasy."
-- Sherrilyn Kenyon
New York Times bestselling author of the Dark-Hunters.

"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction."
-- Peter Straub
author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl and the New York Times Bestseller Black House (with Stephen King)

"Clegg is one of the best!"
-- Richard Laymon

"Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!"
-- Robert R. McCammon
author of The Queen of Bedlam and Speaks The Nightbird.

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Meet the Author

Douglas Clegg is the award-winning and bestselling author of horror, gothic, fantasy, thriller and suspense fiction, including Goat Dance, Purity, The Words, The Children's Hour, Breeder, Neverland, The Hour Before Dark, You Come When I Call You, The Machinery of Night, Bad Karma, Nightmare House, Naomi, The Nightmare Chronicles, The Attraction, Dark of the Eye, Mischief, The Infinite, The Abandoned, Red Angel, Night Cage -- and more.

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Mischief (Harrow Academy Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't expect a continuation of the last tale. It's a good book in it's own right though. I read this book within two days so the story was a definite page turner. This wasn't necessarily horror, but it was an entertaining read with good character development.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book. I think that it could have been a great book if it had been a bit longer. Some of the characters and their actions could have been developed a little further. Still, it was a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! It wasn't a familiar scene, and it was bone-chilling at times. I'd recommend it for horror readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
MISCHIEF is Clegg's 2nd take on Harrow, the house that is the focus of THE NIGHTMARE HOUSE eserial. This book takes place in the here and now and follows a teenager, Jim Hook, when he goes to the Harrow Academy after his brother and father die in a car wreck. Jim catches the eye of a secret society on campus and, after going through a series of tests and initiations, becomes a member. The problem is that Jim has the ability to bring something back from Harrow...something that has been haunting old Harrow for years. Clegg's take on adolescence is refreshing and enlightening. The friends Jim hooks up with all have nicknames and shine right off the page. He hits the nail on the head when he discusses the feelings and ramifications of first loves and falling too hard in love. The characters are richly defined and seem to come off the page, take your hand and say, 'Here, come with me and I'll show you...' The dialogue is crisp and not forced, the internal machinations of Jim are vivid and understandable. The best parts of the novel are the scenes in Harrow and all of the intitiation rituals. A very literate subplot is the book, THE INFINITE ONES, that Jim locates in the Harrow library. My only bicker is that the book is too short. Clegg gives us a lot of glimpses of other characters and their histories with Harrow, yet we are only given those too-short introductions. Here's hoping that in the future, Clegg rereleases this book with ALL of the subplots and characters fully displayed. For those that don't know Douglas has a loosely built trilogy that surrounds the Harrow estate. THE NIGHTMARE HOUSE is an ongoing eserial right now that looks at the history of Harrow. MISCHIEF is the first in-print book and coming in hardcover next Sept. 2001 is THE INFINITE. You don't need to read one to get the impact of the others but it is like visiting an old friend if you do read all three. Douglas Clegg is the busiest man in horror right now. Consider he has put out a metaphysical meditation on the duality of love and life with THE HALLOWEEN MAN, a story collection that showed off his range in THE NIGHTMARE CHRONICLES, an epic horror novel with YOU COME WHEN I CALL YOU, NAOMI was the first horror eserial for free on the internet, THE NIGHTMARE HOUSE is the 2nd free horror eserial going on now...and all this within the last 2 years or so. The quantity is remarkable for the quality of the books, each one is different but all of them satisfy a different urge for the horror fan.