The Patchwork House


My debut novel, The Patchwork House, is still available. Published by Nightscape Press, you can order the Kindle version from Amazon:


You can also order the paperback version of the book from Nightscape Press’s webstore.

How do you escape an entity who can manipulate time itself?

Accompanied by his American girlfriend Beth, British ex-pat James Randal has come home to assess his father’s latest real estate venture. The house at Binsham Park is an enigma of patchwork architecture from various eras, nestled in the remote Herefordshire countryside.

And it is haunted.

The ghosts of Binsham Park have never harmed anyone before, and the chance to stay the weekend in a real life haunted house is too great to pass up. Having invited James’s old school friend Derek and his wife Chloe to join them, both couples prepare for two days of ghostly adventure and excitement.

But something is waiting for them inside The Patchwork House. Something so powerful it can move pieces of the house back and forth through time at will. Something so malicious it will tear apart reality to isolate and torment its victims. Something so terrifying it will push James and his friends beyond the limits of sanity.

When time yields to the will of something truly evil, you’re in for the longest night of your life…

Salter casts aside the quiet, elegant haunting for something truly gripping and visceral — Peter N. Dudar – author of Requiem For Dead Flies

Expect some of the most disturbing images from the story to stick with you for a while — Megan Moore – Legit Writing Tips

Fantastic book! It evokes memories of THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE and GHOST STORY for me, both of which I absolutely loved. Major atmosphere and eerie as hell! I highly recommend this book to those who love a really good haunted house story — Randy Bates

Some of the scenes are hide behind the cushion moments, but so well done. The author has written a book that would be awesome to read out loud around a campfire in a remote location. Everyone would have full bladders through fear of leaving the safety of the group … The plot is taut and terrifying, it builds up in energy and sucks you into starting to work out what is actually going on in this house, then you have to work out which of the character are above board. Nothing is clear, it’s smoke and mirrors, and I LOVE Richard Salter’s imagination, it’s a hell of a story to come up with, very clever indeed … I could see this book as a brilliant movie or TV Miniseries – someone needs to get on to that — Maxine Groves – Booklover Catlady

I’m a fan of Salter, and this is his best work to date. I read this novella in one sitting, during the day, and it still scared the crap out of me. I don’t scare easy – I really don’t, but the combination of horror, sci-fi and drama is absolutely terrifying and hopeless…and the relationship histories between characters adds that extra gut twist … Horror fans have met their match in Salter — Ursula K. Raphael – AstraDaemon’s Lair

Well-written, enjoyable, and absolutely horrifying. Richard, please write more of these — Toni Rakestraw



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