Alex gets taken to the doctor more often that Alex likes. Dr White takes an awful lot of blood samples – so greedy is he for blood that he uses a double syringe and he sends great big bottles of if to the ‘lab’. This makes Alex suspicious – and sure enough, the blood ‘samples’ are not going to a lab at all, but to the blood bank. Alex decides to investigate, and it turns out that the blood bank has been taken over by flocks of white-coated vampires!
The latest instalment of The Nightmare Club series is written by a group of eleven children as part of the Write to Read scheme with St Patrick’s College Drumcondra.
PRAISE FOR THE NIGHTMARE CLUB
‘Ranging from the unsettling to the gruesome, the stories know how to build up tension and pack a punch. There’s also plenty of humour, enough to make you laugh … nervously.’ – Recommended Reads by Children’s Books Ireland
‘These books bring back some of that delicious thrill that marks a really good ghost story. … well written and highly entertaining.’ – Des Kenny, Kennys Bookshop
Annie Graves is twelve years old, and she has no intention of ever growing up. She is, conveniently, an orphan, and lives at an undisclosed address in the Glasnevin area of Dublin with her pet toad, Much Misunderstood, and a small black kitten, Hugh Shalby Nameless. You needn’t think she goes to school – pah! – or has anything as dull as brothers and sisters or hobbies, but let’s just say she keeps a large saucepan bubbling on the stove.Annie Graves is a prolific writer of children\'s books. She writes all the Nightmare Club titles HERSELF, but various authors CLAIM to have helped her: Deirdre Sullivan, Alice Stevens, Katherine Farmar, Oisín McGann, David Maybury, Sarah Purcell, Dave Rudden.Publisher’s note: We did try to take a picture of Annie, but her face just kept fading away. We have sent our camera for investigation, but suspect the worst. You\'ll just have to make do with an artist\'s impression of this amazing writer of children\'s books.