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The woman in black and other ghost stories: the collected ghost stories of Susan Hill

The woman in black and other ghost stories: the collected ghost stories of Susan Hill

Hill, Susan, 1942- author

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Profile Books, 2015
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Details

ISBN: 1781255520, 9781781255520
Physical Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm
Subject: Horror tales, English.; Short Stories.; Horror.

Author note

Susan Hill is the winner of numerous literary prizes including the Somerset Maugham award. She was awarded CBE for her services to literature earlier this year. Author of the Simon Serrailler crime series and numerous other novels, her literary memoir, Howards End Is On The Landing [9781846682667] and the ghost stories The Man In The Picture [9781846681349], The Small Hand [9781846682407], 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 years, and was a huge film in 2012 is published by Profile in hardback [9781846685602].

Reviews

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