Of course, Drearcliff Grange School was haunted.
Amy Thomsett of the Fourth Form, the girl who flies on moth wings, is confident she can solve any mystery, sleuth out any secret and defy any dark force.
With her friends in the Moth Club, she has faced the unknown and become stronger. It seems to be her destiny to become a paladin, a defender of decency and a warrior for just causes.
Under the guidance of Miss Gossage, tutor to a class of Unusual Talents, Amy takes part in the Great Game, a contest of skill against other institutes of learning. In the London fog, the girls of Drearcliff Grange compete with the female felons of Lobelia Draycott’s House of Reform and the privileged lads of St Cuthbert’s School for the Sons of the Humble and Pious.
In a nightmare, and in the cellars of a house in Piccadilly, Amy glimpses a spectre who might have dogged her all her life.
Kim Newman is a well known and respected author and movie critic. He writes regularly for Empire Magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo, World Fantasy, and James Herbert Awards.