by Douglas Clegg

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BN ID: 2940014411646
Publisher: Alkemara Press
Publication date: 05/10/2012
Series: The Harrow Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 186,193
File size: 275 KB

About 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.

Date of Birth:

April 1, 1958

Place of Birth:

Alexandria, Virginia

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Mischief (Harrow Academy Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This story is a nightmare—yes, a nightmare within a dream. It’s a story of love and loss, of coming of age, and of a boy named Jim finding out who he is—which is frightening within itself. The haunting at the Harrow and its quiet, but deadly, mysteries can take, devour, and destroy many things including people. Although, as Jim will find out, the one thing it can never kill, no matter how many souls or how much evil lie in the deep recess of its walls, is love. I am will to say, after reading this second book, that the Harrow Series is setting a place in my favorite book series. I love Douglas Clegg's writing.
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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.