A collection of chilling tales from the 'grande dame of English supernatural fiction'.
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.
'Hill knows how to chill you to the bone in the most disarming way ... This collection digs deep into the human psyche, exploring its hinterland for paranormal disturbance ...' The Daily Mail
'Spine-tingling ... chilling ... a skilfully crafted collection to delight fans of the supernatural ...' The Daily Express
'Hill knows more than most how to send a shiver up the spine.' Ian Rankin