A beautiful hardback edition of the famously terrifying ghost story, The Woman in Black, together with four other spine-chilling tales in one beautiful volume.
Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House. The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose.
This illustrated edition includes four of Susan Hill's scariest ghost stories: Dolly, The Man in the Picture, Printer's Devil Court and The Small Hand.
Illustrated by Nick Tankard
Susan Hill is the reigning queen of ghost writers and her period novella…is a classic, broodingly creepy and at times terrifying―Michael Hogan, Observer
Hill’s haunting tales may be slim, but they pull no punches…―Harper's Bazaar
She writes with great power… Authentically chilling―Daily Telegraph
One of the strongest stories of supernatural horror...the work bursts into life and does not flag until the end―Washington Post
Irresistibly dramatic... Susan Hill has done the genre real honour―Chicago Tribune
It is bursting with classic Gothic horror motifs and Susan Hill is a master of atmospheric descriptions. She evokes so cleverly the decrepit Eel Marsh House, the mention of its name enough to make the locals pause, their faces darken in unspoken wariness… The Woman in Black gives a thrilling sense of unease and provides just the right level of things that go bump in the night for a spine-tingling good read.―Khoollect
This spine-tingling novel… will certainly keep your nerves jangling―Woman's Weekly
About the Author
SUSAN HILL has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and a Somerset Maugham, and have been shortlisted for the Booker. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I'm the King of the Castle, In the Springtime of the Year and The Mist in the Mirror. She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black is one of the longest running in the history of London's West End. In 2020 she was awarded a damehood (DBE) for services to literature. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.