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The Spirited Sea [Kindle Edition]

Simon Clark
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Byron is a wealthy and eccentric ghost-hunter.

He puts together a team of misfits to hunt for the paranormal.

But to Kit and Fletcher, it's just a job. And these are only ghost stories.

Or are they?

One night in the cemetery, things take a turn that none of them expected. After falling into a grave pit, Kit finds himself face to face with a corpse. Eliza Jinny Threlcoates. Died 1842. Perfectly preserved with not a trace of decay.

From out of nowhere a woman appears - ‘If you want to film real ghosts, come to this address tomorrow night.'

The ghost-hunters find themselves on stretch of beach where the tide has mysteriously rolled out for miles.

And they are about to discover that death is only a stage of evolution.

'The Spirited Sea' is a chilling and thought-provoking story that is perfect for fans of James Herbert and Stephen King.

Simon Clark's work has been widely praised.

‘A master of eerie thrills’ Richard Laymon.

'Britain's greatest living horror writer.' SFX

'Inventive and fast moving - good old fashioned fun.' - The Washington Post.

Simon Clark is the highly-regarded author of numerous horror novels. His short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. His work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has written prose material for the rock band U2. He lives with his wife in mystical territory that lies on the border of Robin Hood country in England.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.



Several years ago, I took part in a ghost hunting TV series for BBC Look North called 'Winter Chills'. We filmed at a ruined castle, a disused jail, a manor house (parts of it were a thousand years old and was home to King Canute), and a World War 2 aerodrome.

Of course, ideas for a story flowed fast. Eventually, I wrote a novella called This Ghosting Tide, which owed some of its inspiration to those ghost hunting adventures with a camera team and a psychic. My role was to dress in black and talk about the hauntings from the perspective of a horror writer - I also got to drive the team's ghost hunting bus, too. This was to add to the onscreen drama. On one occasion I drove the bus along a military runway after being reassured that aircraft didn't land there anymore.

The guys in military uniforms that I saw in the control tower hadn't been told that the runway wasn't in use. They stared at me in shock as I drove the bus along the runway. Worse was to come: aircraft landed just a few minutes after I'd driven clear. Not only was it an active military runway, I discovered it was also the designated European landing site for the Space Shuttle if it couldn't land in the United States. You can imagine the kind of nightmares I had the weeks following that escapade;--)

Such dramas aside, I wrote This Ghosting Tide, a story with humour and ghostly goings on. Now it has been reissued as an ebook under the new title of The Spirited Sea. I hope you enjoy the book, and if you go looking for ghosts yourself: GOOD LUCK! AND GOOD HUNTING!
~ Simon Clark

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1497 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press; 1 edition (5 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D8EQD9C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #421,636 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Simon Clark is the award-winning author of the cult apocalyptic novel Blood Crazy: "everyone over the age of 19 has been driven murderously insane... children and teenagers flee for their lives..." His novels include Nailed By The Heart, Vampyrrhic, Whitby Vampyrrhic, The Night of the Triffids and a bloody fistful of others that earned accolades from magazines around the world. This from Hellnotes: 'Clark's is surely the most outrageous imagination to grace horror since the discovery of Clive Barker' And: 'I actually loved Blood Crazy. Not just liked it, but loved it.' A quote from Beyond.

King Blood is now known as On Deadly Ground and has been re-issued on Kindle.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Haunting Story 10 Jun. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The descriptions in this book of the animals screaming are absolutely terrifying and incredibly vivid. Simon Clark's strength's certainly lie in building a haunting atmosphere. The book has a couple of twists and turns, and some of the seemingly less important characters become quite central to the plot at the end, which was clever. It's fantastical, yet believable. The only thing I wasn't massively keen on was Lord Byron's monkey- I understand that it was part of his character, but it didn't really do it for me. All in all, a spooky read with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Spooky from start to finish 10 Jun. 2013
By Hannah
Format:Kindle Edition
At first I found the book a bit disjointed. The scenes at the grave yard were never explicitly tied to the house/beech plot, but it very quickly became apparent how they were connected once the book got going. The author's descriptions of the beach and the group crossing the sand towards the graves is fantastic- he really builds the scene in your mind. This is more than just your average ghost story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautifully written 16 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a beautifully written book! You really get a feel for all the characters and grow to love them all. The author sets every scene with feeling, like you are right there yourself. The story is completely original and unexpected. I will definitely look into other titles from this author
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 31 Oct. 2013
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Another very good read by a good author would highly recommend any Simon Clark book for a nice cosy night in front of the fire
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3.0 out of 5 stars None 8 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed the beginning in the cemetery as I found the characters conversation humerous rather like a black comedy. I did find the rest of the story a bit boring just not for me. One small point bitter almond smell usually means cyanide not arsenic as mentioned by one of the characters.
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