Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley has been a cartoonist and illustrator for many years, working mainly for magazines and newspapers. He currently has a weekly strip cartoon called 'Payne's Grey' in the New Statesman.

Chris has been a published author since 2000. He has written several books for children, both fiction and non-fiction. Death and the Arrow was shortlisted for a Mystery Writer's of America 'Edgar' award in the US in 2004, and Redwulf's Curse won the Lancashire Fantastic Book Award in 2006.

Ever since he was a teenager Chris has loved unsettling and creepy stories, with fond memories of buying comics like Strange Tales and House of Mystery, watching classic BBC TV adaptations of M R James ghost stories every Christmas and reading assorted weirdness by everyone from Edgar Allen Poe to Ray Bradbury. He hopes Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror will haunt his readers in the way those writers have haunted him.

... for The Tales of Terror series

A witty pastiche of short sensation fiction from the Victorian era, it's genuinely, thrillingly horrible. And I mean that in a good way. Independent

This is horror in the vein of Edgar Allen Poe and as such is thrilling and engrossing... His class of chills transcends market type. You must read his books! The Edinburgh Geekzine

Chris Priestley reviews

The Wickford Doom

by Chris Priestley

When Harry and his mother inherit a house from a mysterious relative of his father's following his death in the War, they travel across the country to discover the bequ [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews


Still Water

by Chris Priestley

Evacuated from London at the outbreak of war, Rosie is taken in by kind Mrs Taylor and her daughter Mary. But all is not as it seems. Mary resents and bullies Rosie, and Mr [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews


Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth

by Chris Priestley

A boy is put on a train by his stepmother to make his first journey on his own. But soon that journey turns out to be more of a challenge than anyone could have imagined as [...]

Series: Tales of Terror
Published: 2010

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.1 | 1 positive reader reviews