From the horrifying secret of Eel Marsh House in 'The Woman in Black' to the supernatural terror unleashed by spiteful Leonora van Vorst in 'Dolly' and the deadly danger posed by Professor Parmitter's painting of Venice in 'The Man in the Picture', Susan Hill's ghost stories never fail to raise the hairs on the back of your neck and keep you turning the pages long past midnight
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Praise for Susan Hill's ghost stories:
'Susan Hill is the grande dame of English supernatural fiction
Financial Times||Part of the fear she conjures up is a sense that this could happen to anyone
Scotsman||An assuredly chilling ghost story
Guardian||Possesses a timeless austerity ... the very simplicity of Hill's unveiling of her story in Dolly imposes an awful inevitability on the action ... suitably wintry atmospheric storytelling.
Spectator||As accomplished and effective as the rest, not tired in the least even if there is a cunning formula at work ... Best read at night for full effect
Independent||Perfectly creepy ... a real chiller
Saga||Susan Hill is the queen of the traditional ghost story and this one has a beautifully crafted creepiness ... Superb and scary
The Times||She is incontrovertibly, unarguably the best in the field
Independent||Everything about this book is old-fashioned in the nicest possible way. The presentation is gorgeous, reminiscent of an Edwardian school prize, and Susan Hill's superb ghost stories are already classics ... Hill's descriptions are short but wonderfully vivid, and she knows exactly how to make the flesh creep. More than this, she knows the emotions that are powerful enough to linger after death.
The Times||The high priestess of spine-tingling supernatural fiction, Susan Hill is one of those writers who always grips and entertains.
Emerald Street||An excellent collection
Sydney Morning Herald