May 30th, 2020


Book Critique - Alfred Hitchcock's Haunted Houseful (Hitchcock #2)

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Stars: 4.5 / 5

Recommendation: A thoroughly entertaining set of stories that definitely give you shivers when you come across things that go bump in night, yet keeps the stories at a young reader level so they don’t get too much scared and run screaming.

Alfred Hitchcock's Haunted Houseful is the second book in the series Alfred Hitchcock created for young readers. The book was originally published in 1961. It is a collection of nine stories by famous authors that Hitchcock compiled together for young readers.

Each short story had been written by someone famous, some decades ago while some in the recent past of the time the book was published in. The  illustrations were done by Fred Banbery, the first of his works for Hitchcock. He did three more books in the series after this for Hitchcock - Alfred Hitchcock’s Ghostly Gallery: Eleven Spooky Stories for Young People (originally published in 1962) and Alfred Hitchcock’s Ghostly Gallery (originally published in 1962) and Hitchcock Solve-Them-Yourself  Mysteries (originally published in 1963).

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