From the foggy streets of Victorian London to the eerie perfection of 1950s suburbia, the everyday is invaded by the evil otherworldly in this unforgettable collection of new ghost stories from the author of The Woman in Black. In the title story, on a murky evening in a warmly lit club off St James, a bishop listens closely as a paranormal detective recounts his most memorable case, one whose horrifying denouement took place in that very building. In 'The Front Room', a devoutly Christian mother tries to protect her children from the evil influence of their grandmother, both when she is alive and when she is dead. A lonely boy finds a friend in 'Boy Number 21', but years later he is forced to question the nature of that friendship, and to ask whether ghosts can perish in fires. This is Susan Hill at her best, telling characteristically flesh-creeping and startling tales of thwarted ambition, terrifying revenge and supernatural stirrings that will leave readers wide-awake long into the night.
New chilling tales from the 'grande dame of English supernatural fiction'
Praise for Susan Hill: 'Susan Hill is the grande dame of English supernatural fiction Financial Times She is incontrovertibly, unarguably the best in the field -- Barry Forshaw Independent Part of the fear she conjures up is a sense that this could happen to anyone Scotsman Susan Hill is the queen of the traditional ghost story The Times The high priestess of spine-tingling supernatural fiction, Susan Hill is one of those writers who always grips and entertains. Emerald Street
Susan Hill is the winner of numerous literary prizes. In 2012, she was awarded a CBE for her services to literature. Author of the Simon Serrailler crime series and numerous other novels, her literary memoir, Howards End is on the Landing  and the ghost stories The Man In The Picture , The Small Hand , Dolly and Printers Devil Court are all published by Profile. The Woman in Black, which was has been running in the West End for over twenty-five years, and was a huge film in 2012, is published by Profile in hardback .