From Publishers Weekly
In a banner year that has already seen his supernatural horror opus You Come When I Call You in mass market plus his dark suspense thriller Purity (Forecasts, June 5), Clegg now tallies a contemporary occult mystery. Harrow, a prep school housed in a converted mansion in the upper Hudson River Valley, seems "a solidly mediocre addition to the roster of private schools for boys." But its disturbingly dissonant architecture and shadowy historyAwhich includes a legacy of student suicidesAsuggest a singularly malign spirit. Its newest victim is teenager Jim Hook, who's abducted into the byzantine bowels of the school by a cloaked coven of students who call themselves the Cadaver Society. Desperate to be saved from shame, Jim consents to join them and endures ghoulish initiation rites that apprise him of the school's historical link to celebrity Satanists as well as stoke psychic trauma dating back to his childhood. Clegg introduces more characters and subplots than can be satisfyingly woven into this slim spookerAwhich is the second episode in a projected trilogy whose prequel, Nightmare House, is an e-serial evolving at the Harrow Haunting Web site (www. ehaunting.com). But despite the tale's lack of resolution, he draws eerily plausible parallels between the arcane rituals of academic institutions and esoteric occultists, and imbues Harrow with an atmosphere of menace thick enough to support further flights of dark fantasy. Given its Web connection and Clegg's growing reputation, the Harrow Haunting trilogy could be Clegg's most popular work yet. Simultaneous publication in mass market paperback by Leisure. (Oct.)
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From the Publisher
Douglas Clegg, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild award-winning writer, has begun a story of haunting -- and something in a dark house that has been awakened...in Mischief, the most horrifying coming-of-age experience is happening in a house of nightmarish spirits.
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.
The new novel of terror from Douglas Clegg, author of You Come When I Call You, The Halloween Man, Bad Karma, and The Nightmare Chronicles.