Titan Books will publish Kim Newman’s supernatural tale THE SECRETS OF DREARCLIFF GRANGE SCHOOL in paperback and ebook format on 23rd October 2015.
A week after Mother found her sleeping on the ceiling (a particular petulant habit of the child), Amy Thomsett was delivered to her new school, Drearcliff Grange.
Although it looks like a regular boarding school, Amy is quick to learn that Drearcliff girls are special: the daughters of criminal masterminds and renegade monarchs, outlaw scientists and master magicians, while some are just plain unusual. When a mysterious group in black hoods abducts one of the girls in her dormitory, it’s up to Amy and her pals to find her and bring her back.
Forming the super-secret and supernatural Moth Club they soon discover that a Hooded Conspiracy runs through the school. Running up against tyrannical prefects and challenges outside the (strictly speaking) mortal realm, Amy and the Moth Club have just three dawns to find their friend before it’s too late…
Kim Newman has long been celebrated as a contemporary master of the supernatural and the odd. From the bestselling Anno Dracula series to his film and TV journalism, Newman has continued to cut a striking figure across the horror genre. In The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School he returns to his signature style with a stunning 1920s standalone tale of suspense and supernatural flights of fancy, featuring a weird, wonderful and wicked cast of female protagonists.