Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror
by Chris Priestley
Cover Artist: David Roberts
Review by Gayle Surrette
Bloomsbury Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781599901183
Date: 18 September 2007 List Price $12.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Edgar is home from boarding school and with little to do and parents who wish he was elsewhere, or nonexistent, he finds himself a frequent visitor at his Uncle Montague's home. Uncle Montague is not really his uncle but a some-number-of-greats uncle. He's eccentric, but his stories are interestingly scary. But Edgar is logical and quite modern and therefore knows none of the stories could be true -- even though Uncle Montague seems to believe in them. So are they real? From official release/information:
Book Description: This spine-tingling, thrill-packed novel has more than enough fear-factor for the most ardent fan of scary stories. Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house, but regular visits from his nephew, Edward, give him the opportunity to recount some of the most frightening stories he knows. As each tale unfolds, it becomes clear that something sinister is in the air. From the account of a curious boy who intrudes on Old Mother Tallow's garden to a shy girl's ghostly encounter during an innocent game of hide and seek, a pattern emerges of young lives gone awry in the most terrifying of ways. Young Edward begins to wonder just how Uncle Montague knows all these ghastly tales, and ultimately discovers that his mysterious uncle's life has a darker side than he ever imagined. This cleverly wrought collection of stories-within-a-story by Chris Priestly is perfectly matched in darkly witty illustrations by David Roberts.