- Author: Douglas Clegg
- Artist: Gail Cross
- Page Count: 207
- Pub. Date: 2002
- ISBN: 1-58767-056-9
- Status: Out of Print
by Douglas Clegg
About the Book:
Stet Fortuna Domus.
It was the carving above the keystone of the house:
May the House's Fortune Stand.
There are places and houses that hold in the traces of evil...Spots on the earth that become legendary for the mysteries of the other side... Psychic manifestations, poltergeist disturbances, hallucinatory visions, and the residue of terror all have been documented at one particular house built in the 19th century that still survives into the 21st century.
Harrow is an estate in the Hudson Valley of New York, and the site of three distinct manifestations of a haunting, the first in 1926. Built by a madman, it is asylum to relics and rituals from every corner of the earth — and the taint of darkness that lingers within the very stones of the house itself.
It has been called Nightmare House. It is a nest of the restless spirits of the dead.
In the fall of 1926, when Ethan Gravesend arrives to inherit his grandfather's ramshackle mansion, he does not suspect the horror that awaits him — or the memories of his own childhood, the nightmares of the woman trapped within the walls of the house, or the endless keening of an unseen child.
Douglas Clegg's Nightmare House is the first of the Harrow Trilogy, a haunting love story, a horror story of absolute darkness, and an unforgettable tale of the ultimate in haunted houses.
Douglas Clegg is the New York Times bestselling author of The Priest of Blood, Afterlife, Nightmare House, and The Hour Before Dark, among other novels. His recent short story collection, The Machinery of Night, won a Shocker Award; and his first collection, The Nightmare Chronicles, won both the Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award.
Clegg was born in Virginia and raised in Hawaii, Connecticut and Virginia. He has been writing fiction since childhood, but only pursued publication of it beginning in his late twenties. He has primarily written supernatural fiction -- from horror to fantasy to psychological suspense with a paranormal edge. His fiction-writing career currently spans about 20 years of constant writing and publication. Additionally, he's been Director of Marketing for a publisher, editor for a bookstore's website, a marketing consultant for publishers, publicity firms, and booksellers -- and a wrangler for the cats, dogs and rabbits that have occupied his home. He has also co-authored the book Buzz Your Book with M.J. Rose. The two have also written a screenplay together. So far, these are Clegg's only collaborations.
In 1999, Douglas Clegg launched the internet's (and world's) first publisher-sponsored e-serial novel. Called Naomi, Clegg later went on to sell both hardcover and paperback rights. In 2000, his short novel Purity became one of the most-downloaded fiction ebooks on the internet -- reaching more than 100,000 readers in its first year on the internet. In 2001, Purity became the world's-first fiction to appear on a cell phone -- and was nicknamed an M-Book at the time (for Mobile).
Clegg lives with his partner, Raul, in New England, with a small menagerie of rescued animals.
Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 750 signed copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies bound in leather, with a satin ribbon page marker and additional full-color artwork ($175)