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The Cold Flame

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The Cold Flame

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Author: Joan Aiken
Publisher: Publishing, 2016
Original English publication, 1969

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Horror
Sub-Genre Tags: Ghosts
Humorous Horror
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Here is the whisper in the night, the creak upstairs, that half-remembered ghost story that won't let you sleep, the sound that raises gooseflesh, the wish you'd checked the lock on the door before it got really, really dark. Here are tales of suspense and the supernatural that will chill, amuse, and exhilarate...

This story can be found in the collection The People in the Castle: Selected Strange Stories (2016).

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The Cold Flame

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