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Alex Nye


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Range: Kelpies Paperback 208 pages 198 x 130 mm ISBN: 9781782501497 Publication date: 17 July 2014
Genre: Ghosts and Spells Ideal for ages: 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

Scottish Children's Book Award winner

The Morton family are cursed. Their house is haunted by eerie footsteps, a ghostly figure and whispers in the night.

Together, Samuel and Fiona discover a deadly tale of betrayal, revenge, and a family secret long forgotten.

Trapped by snow and ice, can they escape the chill or will the Morton children be doomed to repeat the past forever?


'Chill is aptly named, with a sense of dread that permeates the entire story and keeps readers eager to learn about the ghost inhabiting Dunnad House... In both tales, Nye's prose is chilling and sparse, and works well to build tension as the ghost stories emerge. The ancient house comes alive, and the ghosts' eerie movements and noises will have readers jumping at creeks and bumps in the night. These scary stories are a great addition to any middle-grade collection.'
-- School Library Journal

'Alex Nye's involving Chill is set near Stirling, in a snowbound house with a ghost in the library. It's a tense confection of mystery, historical intrigue and adventure for 8-12 year olds. Young heroes Samuel and Fiona find they cannot ignore a call from the past to put things right.'
-- Lindsey Fraser, Sunday Herald



Alex Nye was born in Leicester, England, and has been writing for many years. Her children’s novels, Chill, which won a Scottish Children’s Book Award in 2007, and its sequel, Shiver, were inspired by the Stirlingshire countryside. She lives in Dunblane, Scotland, with her two…

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