Edgar loves to visit his Uncle Montague during the school holidays particularly to listen to his horror stories. Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house filled with a collection of objects. Coincidentally, most of his stories revolve around these items; a doll with a china head, a wooden gargoyle bench end, an empty gilt frame, and an old brass telescope just to name a few.
As each story unfolds, it soon becomes clear that the principal characters always meet terrifying ends, and Edgar begins to wonder how Uncle Montague comes to know about these spine-chilling tales. Even more so, how does Uncle Montague come into possession of such a collection of ill-fated artifacts?
From the tale of a girl who was granted three wishes to a boy's encounter with a jinn in Turkey, and ultimately Uncle Montague's own story, not all them have clear-cut endings. Rather, the author leaves it to your imagination to finish the job. Accompany by interesting illustrations, this is an intriguing stories-within-a-story that leaves me wanting for more.