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Priestley, Chris 1958-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 313 publications in 11 languages and 7,725 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Young adult works  Detective and mystery fiction  Horror tales  Suspense fiction  Ghost stories  Paranormal fiction  Dystopias 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PR830.T3, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Chris Priestley
Publications by Chris Priestley
Most widely held works by Chris Priestley
Uncle Montague's tales of terror by Chris Priestley( Book )
34 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 864 libraries worldwide
Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house and his regular visits from his nephew give him the opportunity to relive some of the most frightening stories he knows. But as the stories unfold, a newer and more surprising narrative emerges, one that is perhaps the most frightening of all
Tales of terror from the Black Ship by Chris Priestley( Book )
24 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 697 libraries worldwide
One stormy night, in their family's otherwise deserted Cornwall inn, twelve-year-old Ethan and his sister Cathy shelter a mysterious guest who indulges their love of the macabre by telling horror stories of the sea
Death and the arrow by Chris Priestley( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 675 libraries worldwide
After his friend Will, a pickpocket in London in 1715, is murdered as part of a series of mysterious deaths, fifteen-year-old Tom Marlowe asks his friend Dr. Harker to help find the killer
Mister Creecher : a novel in three parts by Chris Priestley( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 611 libraries worldwide
In 1918 London, fifteen-year-old Billy, a pickpocket, meets Mr. Creecher, a monstrous giant, and their relationship swiftly turns from pure convenience to a strong bond as they journey northwards on the trail of Victor Frankenstein
The dead of winter by Chris Priestley( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 608 libraries worldwide
In Victorian England an orphaned boy goes to stay with his strange guardian in a desolate, moated manor house during a cold and snowy Christmas, where he soon realises that the house and its grounds harbor many secrets, dead and alive
Tales of terror from the tunnel's mouth by Chris Priestley( Book )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 449 libraries worldwide
A boy's first solo train journey turns out to be more of a challenge than anyone could have imagined as the train stalls at the mouth of a tunnel and a mysterious woman in white helps the boy while away the hours by telling him stories--ghost stories with a difference
The monster from underground by Gillian Cross( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Buddy hates to write and is unhappy about having to keep a nature diary for a week until he decides to survey the night sky and discovers something weird in his neighbor's backyard that makes for a truly interesting diary
The white rider by Chris Priestley( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 297 libraries worldwide
In London, 1716, Tom Marlowe and his friend Dr. Harker investigate stories of the roads being haunted by a mysterious white rider--a highwayman who is rumoured to be able to kill his victims simply by pointing at them
Redwulf's curse by Chris Priestley( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Tom Marlowe is curious about the ancient royal grave that is supposed to be protected by a ghostly guardian
The last of the spirits by Chris Priestley( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 266 libraries worldwide
With evocative, masterful storytelling, Priestly reinvents a treasured classic in this brilliant twist on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Through dead eyes by Chris Priestley( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Alex joins his father on a business trip to Amsterdam. During the day he hangs out with the daughter of a family friend. They visit the usual sights but also coffee shops and flea markets off the beaten track. At one of these markets Alex spots an ancient-looking mask. Before he knows what he's doing he buys it. Later, in his hotel room, he feels compelled to put the mask on. Alex is sucked into a parallel Amsterdam, one from centuries before which begins to reveal the dark past of both the building he is staying in and the little girl who once lived there ... edging stealthily towards the terrible twist
The dead men stood together by Chris Priestley( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
In a harbour town long ago, a boy is entranced by his uncle's stories of adventure in lands far away. Ignoring the crazy talk of the harbour pilot's son about the uncle being the Devil, the boy boards a ship with his uncle. But the uncle soon makes enemies of the captain and crew and, in frustration at their superstition, kills an albatross that has befriended the ship. As the ship sails on, madness and death ensue, and the boy and the crew face unimaginable horrors. A superbly gripping and haunting tale for fans of all classic horror
War stories for boys by Chris Priestley( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
"Three vividly imagined accounts of critical moments during the Second World War"--Back cover. First person recount
Anything that isn't this by Chris Priestley( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Frank Palp lives in a grim little apartment, in a grim little building, in an exceedingly grim (and rather large) city. Cobbled streets and near-destroyed bridges and war-damaged houses stand alongside post-war, characterless, concrete hutches. Frank generally hates his life and the idiots he's surrounded by, and yet he is in love. A love so pure and sparkling and colourful, Frank feels sure it is 'meant to be'. He believes his love is a reward for all the terrible grey that he is surrounded by - which would be great, if only the girl in question knew he existed. And then one day he finds a message, in a bottle. A wish, for 'anything that isn't this.' He believes the girl who wrote this is surely his soul mate-and now he just needs to find her
Dog magic! by Chris Priestley( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
"Imagine being able to wish for anything you wanted! Lucy has the surprise of her life when she releases a genie from an old bottle. Wow - unlimited wishes for a year! But wait a minute ... Lucy didn't wish for dinosaur bones. And where have all the cats gone? Why does Lucy's dog Mitch look so full of himself? Uh-oh. It looks like a case of dog magic!"--Publisher descrioption
Billy Wizard by Chris Priestley( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 libraries worldwide
It's Joe's first day at his new school and he's not the only new boy. But Billy says he's not really a boy, he's a wizard. Joe's pretty sure Billy is making it up. But then something surprising happens at playtime and Joe can't help wondering. Suggested level: primary
New world by Chris Priestley( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Kit Milton is living by his wits on the streets of London when an unexpected chain of events brings him to the household of John White, a mapmaker and associate of one of the Queen's favourites - the nororious Sir Walter Raleigh. It's not long before Kit finds himself on board the Tiger, sailing for the New World, and a life that he could not have imagined in his wildest dreams. After a long and dangerous voyage, the Tiger reaches the shores of America and a colony is founded. But as winter sets in, food becomes scarece and tension mounts between the colonists and the Indian tribes. And as Kit's buried past comes to light, he discovers a dangerous enemy
The Wickford doom by Chris Priestley( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Příšerné příběhy vánoční by Chris Priestley( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 1 library worldwide
From malevolent snowmen to Father Christmas - with a difference, Chris Priestley is on absolute top form with these seven atmospheric, clever and thoroughly chilling stories
 
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Alternative Names
Chris Priestley britischer Autor, Illustrator
Chris Priestley britisk skribent
Chris Priestley Brits schrijver
Chris Priestley brittisk författare
Chris Priestley écrivain britannique
Chris Priestley scrittore inglese
Priestley, Christopher
Priestley, Christopher 1958-
Пристли, Крис
クリス・プリーストリー
プリーストリー, クリス
Languages
English (136)
German (20)
Japanese (14)
Spanish (7)
Czech (5)
Dutch (4)
Swedish (2)
Polish (2)
French (1)
Italian (1)
Galician (1)
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