W.M. Cleese

W.M. Cleese is the pen name of a bestselling thriller writer. He studied literature at London University before moving to Brazil from where he travelled widely across South America, including Argentina. At an estancia in the Pampas he was told a curious tale about the planting of a forest that he never forgot and which became the basis for The Haunting of Las Lagrimas.

He currently lives in rural East Anglia, near Anningley Hall, setting of ‘The Mezzotint’, his favourite M.R. James ghost story.

Twitter: @wm_cleese
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    “A phantasmagoric mixture of M. R. James, The Shining and The Turn of the Screw set among the otherworldly Argentinian …