Nightmare House

Nightmare House

by Douglas Clegg

NOOK Book(eBook)

View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014405973
Publisher: Alkemara Press
Publication date: 05/09/2012
Series: The Harrow Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 265
Sales rank: 116,658
File size: 1 MB

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

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Nightmare House (Harrow Academy Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
RHarrisonR More than 1 year ago
Douglas Clegg has done it again, with Nightmare House. He has penned a tale that grabs the reader by the front of the shirt and holds him inside the tale of this inherited property. No matter how many real life instances attempt to interfere with the readers time (if you are anything like me) you will let the uncritical real life things slide in favor of reading the next page. OK, the ctitcal, you will take care of as fast as you can, and immediately leap back into Cleggs narrative with a quaking gusto. Clegg, like Poe, should always be read at night with dim lighting in the room and preferably a storm raging outside. OK, that isn't really necessary, because you will after 3 to 4 pages feel like that, anyway. Thank you Douglas, for three nights of wonder and enchantment with this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those novels that I just didn't want to put down, and wished would never end. Douglas Clegg is truly a master of horror fiction. He knows how to strike the chords of terror within the human mind without the crutches of butchery and gore. His eloquent writing style captivates the senses in such a way you can almost feel, see, hear and taste his every word. Whether this makes any sense, at all, I can best describe this novel as terrifyingly beautiful and that I was beautifully terrified.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ethan has inherited his grandfathers mansion. Along with that home some memories of his childhood are rekindled and secrets uncovered that were never meant to be distrubed. Ethan gets some help to understand the supernatural events around him and learn about the errie past of the mansion his grandfather built, but at what cost to them all? This is a real page turner by Clegg, he leaves you wanting more!! I hope the sequels to this book are as good as this one. Purity, a bonus novellette, is about a boy with out scruples who will do whatever it takes to get himself ahead... read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A truely horrorfying book, but read it at one sitting. And the extra story, Purity, was just as good. I never did have a favorite Horror writer until now. I usually read a variety of writers, but since reading your work, I can't get enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read tons of books due to being an attorney with lots of waiting time between deliberations and such and I would never think of reading a book in the halls of the courts but I had this one in my briefcase at all times. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one night and it scared me pretty good. This is one of the first horror books that I have read that actually scared me. I recommend this to any horror fan, but if your not a horror fan read it anyway!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It seems that lately every book in this genre that I pick up is the same old formula. Douglas Clegg steps away from the everyday and brings you into a whole new world of his creation. Remember those nights when you would wake up from a nightmare feeling alive and invigorated, the kind of feeling that only fear can bring. Relive those nights of terror and spend a night in Nigthmare House.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Douglas Clegg's NIGHTMARE HOUSE is an eerie excursion into the history of Harrow,the house from his equally chilling THE INFINITE and MISCHIEF novels. Mr. Clegg's easy style and dark imagery set the stage beautifully for the hauntings to come and send the reader into a world of extraordinary horror that might actually leave you breathless, but will definitely leave you craving more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book to pick up before "MISCHIEF" & "INFINITE". A Diary of the man who constructed from the very ground up, this Mansion of Mayhem and Horror. Evil lurks in the most mysterious room of HARLOW. If there is one way in, there is another very well hidden. Murder, Family, Life, Untold Secrets. The History of Harlow is this book. And what you uncover in every chapter is just amazing. Don't let this book slip by your hands.
aya.herron on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Nightmare House by Douglas Clegg is a fantastic haunted house story that will leave you wanting more. Clegg¿s eloquent style transports the reader to a different time and place, making one feel as if he is actually at Harrow House experiencing the horrors with the narrator of the story.The heir of Harrow House, Ethan Gravesend, stakes his claim on the estate hoping for a new beginning. What Ethan finds instead is the true terror the house has to offer including poltergeists, hallucinations, and psychic activity. With the help of housekeeper, Maggie Barrow, Ethan discovers a boarded up room with the remains of a woman inside. Clegg masterfully guides the reader through the twists and turns of Harrow House. The horror unfolds as Ethan uncovers the secrets of his own past and the identity of the woman who was walled up alive in the room.The Bottom Line: It¿s been a long time since I¿ve read a haunted house story that I¿ve truly enjoyed, and this is one of the best. This scary tale of the supernatural truly terrifies proving that classic horror still exists. Perfect reading for stormy, Autumn nights; just make sure you leave the lights on. Highly recommended for horror aficionados.Don¿t miss Mischief and The Infinite as the horror of Harrow House continues.
chuewyc on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Really enjoyed this book. Read it in a weekend and it kept my interested the entire time. Took me a while with the second story of purity but enjoyed that to
Cajunbooklady on LibraryThing 10 months ago
As some of you may know I'm a helpless Clegg fan! I adore his writing style and how his stories always manage to send a chill down my spine.Nightmare House was fantastic. I enjoyed the changing points-of-view; that really kept the story interesting.Another thing about Douglas Clegg's's always shrouded in mystery that keeps you guessing. It makes the story more exciting because I never know what will happen.If your a horror fan I'll say check this one out. If you haven't read this author's work yet I'll also include a recommendation to check out Neverland. That's also an awesome book!
MaryWJ on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This should have been an interesting story but was so terrible I had to force myself to finish it. Like the story idea, but did not the actual execution
jefware on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Very readable. Reminiscent of HP Lovecraft.
Mumugrrl on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This novel is about a man who inherits a huge, rambling mansion and how he is drawn into the life the house and it's previous occupants. The tone of the novel is nice and creepy, and the suspense increases as the novel unfolds. I liked the psychological twists at the end of the book, but it devolved a little too Lovecraftian for my taste. The second novella in the book, was way over the top Lovecraftian - like Dagon-ish and I didn't get too far into it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I checked this audio book out from the library. Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nightmare House is the aristocracy of stories on Haunted Houses and haunted people. I still have chills running through me thinking of what happened in the Harrow. My mind is still reeling with questions of who? Why? How? Moreover, the part I LOVE the most about the story, and its author—is that it’s a story that allows the reader imagination to ponder. Leaving us, the reader, with the maybes and possibilities. This story reminds us that nothing is ever set in stone and things are not always what they seem. The world is filled with wonders. A person's past is filled with mystery. Nightmare House is a spellbinding story, one I enjoyed immensely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep me interested. Not had that done long time. Definitely get more books. Thank again
Valerian70 More than 1 year ago
Whilst the subject matter is well crafted and there are some genuine chills it was the writing style that spoilt this book for me. It is written in what I call "late Victorian" style whereby it switches between first and third person and becomes almost impenetrable as a result. The plot and characterisations are clouded in language and nothing does more than sit on the surface of the page to be read rather than inhabited. Sadly, this means that you never really get chilled by the revelations in the book. Nobody here is what they seem with everyone, even our narrator, having either major secrets or at least two names. The idea of a house within a house is a strong one and the descriptions of the mysterious Madame Isis and her rituals taking place in a subterranean Egyptian tomb could have been so evocative and enthralling. Unfortunately, because I could not connect with the writing style at all I just didn't feel like I was wandering those dusty paths full of awe and terror at what I would find. The themes of possession and cursed places was strong but I do not feel they were explored adequately - merely touched upon for the reader to make their own leaps to connect the dots Normally when I have an issue with writing style it all settles down after 3 or 4 chapters and I get used to the timbre of the author's "voice". For me this just didn't happen here and I can do no more than disagree with numerous 4 and 5 star reviews praising this very thing. As a result I am sure I missed some nuances of plot as I will admit I started to almost scan read the book just to get it finished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not the book you want if you're looking for a scary or creepy page turner. For me, the first half of the book was promising. The rest went to pot, drowned in too much exposition from the character Pocket. The redundancy of some descriptions and explanations towards the end I found annoying.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
If you like a good old fashioned story about a haunted house then this is the book for you. Completely creepy!! Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. This is book 1 in the Harrow house trilogy. A must read if scary is your thing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago