The Ghostly Secret of Grimstone Peverell.
On a bitterly cold December day, Lionel Smallwood, a snobbish theatre critic, and his wife Frances, find themselves enjoying the wares of the Victorian Christmas market in the little-known Dorset town of Grimstone Peverell. Chilled to the marrow, they retire to the townâ€™s minster where they are accosted by a pious and enthusiastic guide, eager to acquaint them with every aspect of its history. It soon becomes apparent that she knows a great deal about some things, yet next to nothing about that which would, to most people, seem obvious; she seems determined not to let them go, but return to London they must â€“ Lionel has a play to review. That, at least, is his intention.
Also available in the Kindle collection A Ghost Story Omnibus: Collected Ghost Stories 2016-2018, and in the Amazon paperback Anthology: Wry Out West.