"Cult horror brand Hammer continues its multi-media reboot with this grizzly, fast-paced novella... a great addition to this entertaining canon." (List.co.uk)
From acclaimed and controversial author, Melvin Burgess, a terrifying new Hammer Horror novella about a teenager and her relationship with a ghoul.
From the Back Cover
From the acclaimed and controversial author of Junk and Doing It, a terrifying novel about a teenager and her encounter with a ghoul.
Beth knew things had moved on when she woke one morning to find dirt in her bed.
It wasn't the fine soil that you might find in a bag of compost, but dirt from the ground, damp and gritty against her skin.
She lay there for a while trying to remember how this had happened. Gradually, she became aware of a deep ache in her arms and legs and in her back, as if she had been doing heavy work.
She sat up, rubbed her hands down her body and encountered a worm flattened under her bottom.
She picked it off and looked curiously at it. She ran her tongue round in her mouth.
About the Author
Melvin Burgess was born in 1954 and was brought up in Sussex and Berkshire. He started writing in his twenties, and wrote on and off for fifteen years before having his first book, THE CRY OF THE WOLF, published in 1990. In 1997 his controversial bestseller JUNK won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal: THE CRY OF THE WOLF, AN ANGEL FOR MAY, THE BABY AND FLY PIE and THE GHOST BEHIND THE WALL.
Melvin Burgess now writes full-time and lives in Hebden Bridge. The Guardian has described him as the godfather of YA fiction.