His most recent books are Mister Creecher and The Dead of Winter.
Priestly is also an illustrator, painter and cartoonist.
For the Guardian, he named a top ten list of scary short stories. One title on the list:
"A Little Place Off the Edgware Road" by Graham GreeneRead about the other entries on the list.
This is a superbly creepy and grotesque short story by the great Graham Greene. It has more than a little Edgar Allan Poe about it, scuttling among the shadows at the edge of madness. A trip to the cinema proves to be a nightmarish experience for Craven as he finds himself seated next to someone very disturbing indeed in the darkness. Horrible. And I mean that in a good way.