The Infinite

The Infinite

by Douglas Clegg
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The Infinite by Douglas Clegg

Beautiful clairvoyant Cali Nytbird, psychic talent Chet Dillinger, and bestselling writer and medium Frost Crane are brought to Harrow by its new owner, Ivy Martin. Will they be powerful enough to exorcise the most haunted house in the world? New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg unleashes a spine-tingling supernatural chiller as ghost-hunting paranormal investigators converge on the mansion called Harrow to uncover the key to its infinite hauntings in Book 3 of the Harrow series.

Who holds the key to the house? Cali Nytbird - radio host of a psychic show, is not stranger to psi abilities. Chet Dillinger - raised in squalor, discovered a unique and wondrous talent early in life. Frost Crane, bestselling author, has crossed into shadow to communicate with the dead.

These three psychics are brought together by a major paranormal institute to study Harrow -- and to find out the source of its hauntings.

But will they, themselves, fall victim to the house's deadly charm?

"A cavalcade of nightmares. Memorable for its evocative, disturbing imagery and haunting emotional insights, this novel adds a new chapter to horror's tradition of haunted house fiction." -- Publisher's Weekly

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

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

"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction." - Peter Straub, NY Times bestselling author of The Talisman (with Stephen King) and Ghost Story.

The Harrow Series:

Book 1, Nightmare House - set at Harrow in the 1920s, the grandson of its creator has come to claim his deadly inheritance and explore the terrifying mystery within the ancient stones and passages of the house.

2, Mischief - Boys will be boys -- and a dark fraternity of misfits seek out Jim Hook, the new student at Harrow Academy -- but something more terrifying is hunting Jim, as well.

3, The Infinite - A handful of psychic investigators are called in to document the horrors of Harrow -- but little do they know that the house is more than simply a haunted place -- it may be the soul of evil itself.

4, The Abandoned -- In the village of Watch Point, New York, in the bucolic Hudson Valley, something toxic and horrifying has leaked from the old boarded-up mansion called Harrow. Throughout the town, people who sleep awaken with blood-lust in their hearts -- and hatchets in their fists. A rampage of mayhem, murder and madness begins -- and only those brave enough to enter Harrow may find a way to stop the terror.

Harrow Prequel Novellas

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 discovers the terrible price that must be paid to speak with the dead.

Look for other books by Douglas Clegg

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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014625593
Publisher: Alkemara Press
Publication date: 06/24/2012
Series: The Harrow Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 384,656
File size: 661 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.

His fiction has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Shocker Award.

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The Infinite (Harrow Academy Series #3) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Infinite by Douglas Clegg is one of the most wonderful novels of the psychology of a haunting I've read. Instead of writing a story about ghosts, Clegg has deftly written about the inner life of a group of people with unusual abilities as they come together to decipher what makes a haunted house tick. In the process, Clegg has produced an entertaining story that is not the usual haunted house fare. Readers who want cliches of the horror genre should look elsewhere. Some of the ghost hunting techniques in this book seem completely real. Chet, Cali, and Frost all have a psychic ability, some of it trained, some untrained. Chet seems to be the least trained. He is nearly 20, and has had occasion to experience unusual phenomena around him but hasn't understood what it means. Cali is a psychic who trades on her ability to aid in homicide cases, although it scares her. Frost is the dangerous one. In Harrow, Clegg has created a mirror of the fears these three psychicly charged people have. When the house itself kicks into action the games begin. The Infinite is a real page turner of a book, and for people who like horror to be as if it really could happen, in some deranged, hallucinogenic world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible. 377 pages. Smooth Introduction of the characters and their stories which made them the people they live like today. Once they enter Harrow, everything changes. A true page turner, it will make you try to guess what will happen next and what the characters may or may not do. Psychometry.....Opening doors and facing truths. Keep it coming Clegg
Guest More than 1 year ago
With 'The Infinite', Douglas Clegg has published his finest and most complex work. 'The Infinite' is the third book in a loosely related series that began with 'Nightmare House' (a serialized novel sent via email) and then continued with 'Mischief' (a paperback original). In 'Nightmare House', we were introduced to Harrow, a bizarre, twisting house that hid more than it revealed. In 'Mischief', Harrow has been converted into a boarding school, and one of the students unleashes a terrifying and hidden power trapped within the house. Now, with 'The Infinite', Ivy (a woman with some secrets of her own) decides to gather a number of strangers with paranormal powers under the ruse of investigating the house and the strange hauntings that have occurred within. Nothing is as it seems in Harrow, as the reader is soon caught up in Mr. Clegg's tight and breathless prose. A number of seemingly disparate plot lines are tightly woven together, leading to an ending that is truly frightening and memorable. Do yourself a favor this Halloween, and indulge yourself in one of the finest works of horror to hit the shelves this year. 'The Infinite' is a truly terrifying work sure to delight the fans of King, Straub, Barker, and Saul.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE INFINITE by Douglas Clegg is the final novel that makes up the trilogy (THE NIGHTMARE HOUSE & MISCHIEF) of Harrow House. Think of this particular book as a tribute to Shirley Jackson¿s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE and Richard Matheson¿s HELL HOUSE. The newest in the series continues a year or so after the burning of Harrow Academy--where MISCHIEF left off. The house itself wasn¿t destroyed in the fire that took the lives of several students¿only the sections that had been built on to it to accommodate the student population when it was turned into an academy. Since the fire, Harrow House has claimed the life of a sixteen-year-old girl who died of a heart attack while she and her friends spent the night in it to see if the house was really haunted. Now, Ivy Martin (the former girlfriend of Jim Hook¿s late brother in MISCHIEF) has purchased Harrow House and has spent a large sum of money to renovate the place in an effort to get it back to its original condition. She has also hired a small team of psychics (Frost Crane, Chet Dillinger and Cali Nytbird), led by Jack Fleetwood, to investigate the powers of the house and hopefully to open a portal into the afterlife so that she can once again reunite with the person she loved so deeply. All three of the psychics have their own personal problems and dark secrets to deal with, and this will have a direct bearing on what happens to them inside Harrow House. Jack Fleetwood, who¿s in love with Ivy, is perhaps the most normal of the team¿certainly the nicest. Jack¿s albatross, however, is his teenage daughter, Mira, who has accompanied him to this mansion of darkness and death in order to get out of school for a week. This will definitely be a vacation she won¿t soon forget. Not one of these people suspects the danger that they¿re in as the house lures them into a state of complacency and then begins to gradually play upon their fears and weaknesses, until it¿s too late and the killing starts with a vengeance. Prepare yourself for a high body count! While not as tense and suspenseful as THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, nor as violent and sexual as HELL HOUSE, Douglas Clegg¿s novel is still an excellent addition to the ¿haunted house¿ genre. He creates a dark, morbid atmosphere within the confines of Harrow House, easing the reader forward to the evitable outcome of death and destruction. Each of the characters is written with detail to the nuances that make us human, if not very likable. Since the house is really the star of the novel, I wish Mr. Clegg hadn¿t spent the first 140 pages dealing with the history of the three psychics, but rather have started off the novel with their arrival at Harrow House and then filled in the background information as the story moved along. More time could therefore have been spent inside the house where all of the fun actually takes place. I loved the recorded history of Harrow House as presented in the diary of Estaban Palliser (a.k.a. Justin Gravesend) and in The Infinite Ones by Isis Claviger. I found myself drawn into these two writings more deeply than I would¿ve expected, wanting to learn in greater detail about the people mentioned (such as Matilde Gravesend and Aleister Crowley, as well as Crowley¿s wife, Rose Kelly, and his lover, Victor Neuburg). I hope Mr. Clegg will one day present the complete text of Isis Claviger¿s book. That would make a most intriguing story. With a beautiful wrap-around dust jack that has a terrific art design by Franco and a fabulous price, THE INFINITE by Douglas Clegg is a great buy and the perfect addition to your horror collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Douglas Clegg completes his Terror Trilogy (Nightmare House, Mischief, and now The Infinite) with one of the most haunting novels of the year. Take Harrow; a recently renovated boarding school with an extensive history of suspense and evil. Add a cast of unforgettable characters - weave in a bit of suspense and throw in a dash of terror for good measure, let is simmer for 384 pages; and you have a page-turner that is guaranteed to hold on and not let go. At the heart, it is a page-turner filled with vivid imagery and believable characters. In a nutshell, it's hauntingly fun, and sure to send shivers up your spine. Superbly written - a modern masterpiece! As a reader, I am left with a sense of completion of the Terror Trilogy; but I yearn for more. I have to ask; is THE INFINATE the final chapter on Harrow? Or are there more chapters to come? Regardless, Clegg has left all of us with a hunting page turner for this Halloween season. When The Infinite leaves you thirsty for more, I also recommend Douglas Cleggs': The Nightmare Chronicles, You Come When I Call you, and Naomi.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shirley Jackson, Peter Straub, and now Douglas Clegg. These are the three authors that have managed to take an over used and often mistreated sub-genre in the horror field and find something fresh, exciting, and most of all, scary. It's rare when I find a ghost story that thrills and surprises me at the same time as most of these seem to only re-hash the same tired premise over and over again. Not so with Mr. Clegg's newest novel, THE INFINITE. If you're looking for a well written and scary read to keep you up nights, check this one out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clegg's best yet. Harrow House is an abandoned mansion (or is it abandoned??). It belonged to a madman, then was a school, now only the ghosts live there. Ivy Martin wants to bring it back to life. Jack Fleetwood wants to know it's secrets. A nightmare of a story that won't let you go. I stayed up until I finished, and then coldn't sleep...'they' were still with me.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the "Harrow House" trilogy and it is AWESOME!!!! This is a good old fashion haunted house story with your banging doors, ghosts, bloody walls, and all the other goodies that go along with it. Gave me a case of serious heebee jeebees.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've purchased all four Harrow books in the series. Sadly, the last in the series, titled THE ABANDONED, is the only one I'd give five stars. THE INFINITE story line drags on and on for two thirds of the book. Lots of grammatical errors. I'd fire my editor and proof reader if I were the author. I didn't read the books in order, and the reader doesn't need to. What I DID like was the character development, the interaction between them, and the last third of the novel. I think I bought this for $2.99, so it was worth it. Try THE ABANDONED. It will keep your interest throughout. ~ DO
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A great horror novel with a disturbing and thought-provoking ending...Every bit as good as authors; Anne Rice, John Saul , or Sherry A Mauro!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had high hopes for this book, but it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. It is too short of a book for how some of the time is spent by the characters in it. It was good, just not great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first Douglas Clegg book and I was very very disappointed. The book literally dragged on for 300pages with the blandest of story lines and mondane conversations. I almost stopped reading but figured that I've gone this far let me see if anything ...anything slightly scary happens in this book. I can't understand why this was classified as a horror novel. I've heard alot of good things about Douglas Clegg , but not of it showed in this novel. I wonder if I should try another of his....?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book boasts a colorful and thrilling story and does everything to prove the reader wrong of this. The writing was very elementary. The only thing remotly good about this book was that there was very interesting detail, but who wants to read 300 pages of bland detail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read several writers of thrillers/horrors including D. Koontz, S. King, and J. Saul, so I have some credibility. It was actually a painful process to struggle through this book. I had to convince myself to open it up and read. Several times, I drifted off in a reverie because the prose and story dulled me to death. The most frightening aspect of the novel is that it ever made it through an editor's critique. NOTHING EVER HAPPENS, until the last few chapters. NOTHING! The dialogue is drab, and the characters are two-dimensional. It's almost as if the novel had to be written (in a rush) to secure a cash advance on a deadline, and not because of inspiration.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nothing happens until the very end of the book. It drags on till the last couple of chapters. I was very disappointed.