The Dead and the Countess: A Ghost Story for Christmas
Published by: Biblioasis
Sales Date: 2022-11-01
Published: November 2022
4.00 x 6.00 x 0.20 in, B&W illustrations
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World-renowned cartoonist Seth returns with three new ghost stories for 2022.
The dead sleep peacefully—until a railway is built near their cemetery. While the old priest works to keep them at rest, the count’s dying wife begs to be buried near the railway. But when her last wish is granted, the priest finds that the sound of the train leaves the countess far from at peace.
Praise for Christmas Ghost Stories
“[This] series of Christmas ghost stories, miniature books chosen and illustrated by the cartoonist Seth … [offers] chills—and charm.”
—John Williams, New York Times Book Review
“I just bought my set of these and they … are … PERFECT. I hope they do these every year.”
“Seth’s design and illustrations are alone worth the price of admission, capturing and interpreting the mood of each story.”
"As good as the story selection is, the design of each book is the star … In [Seth’s] work I see the brilliant use of shadow a la’ Mike Mignola, combined with the dark whimsey of Tim Burton ... Highly recommended for the horror lovers looking for something special in this post-Halloween season."
“A nice, creepy reprieve from all the holly and jolly of the holidays. Seth’s black and white illustrations provide a delicious sense for foreboding and unease to these tales of the dearly departed.”
—Lindsey Childs, Prairie Fire
“Seth’s books—petite and illustrated with gorgeous minimalist designs—feel somehow like a more mature version of my childhood traditions. In reality, Seth’s Christmas Ghost Stories are a tradition everyone, young and old, can make a part of their holidays. With these beautifully illustrated books, it seems in this case one really can judge a book by its cover.”
"Really beautiful art, and great stories."
—So Many Damn Books