The Little People Author:John Christopher They speak German. They carry whips. And they are connected in some mysterious way with Nazi experiments carried out in the charming old Irish castle during World War II. — When members of the vacation party are found to be missing from their beds, and when pleading cries ring through the halls of the great house, terror grips hearts and minds,... more » and the vacationers are brought face to face with the unknown...« less
Ignore the tacky back cover copy (and the even tackier cover art, you should be glad I didn't scan it in) - this isn't a horror story. Rather, it uses a small mystery to take a look at how people fail to live up to their own expectations, and how little irritations wear on you and on the people around you. It's not the greatest book of it's genre, but it is an interesting character study.