A gothic ghost story in which something sinister stirs amidst the fading light of Victorian England.
Welcome to Wiltshire in the autumn of 1843. Monsieur Benoit Lavarnier, toast of the Parisian art world and a man of cultured accomplishments, finds himself commissioned to paint a portrait of renowned beauty, Lady Helena Brocklington. He arrives at Shrimmingwood Hall not only with the accoutrements of his trade, but also, so it would seem, with something sinister lurking in his train.
An understated ghostly novelette, Victorian in sensibility and style, that immerses the reader in a tale of obsession, terror, and vengeance. Also available in the Kindle collection A Ghost Story Omnibus: Collected Ghost Stories 2016-2018, and in the Amazon paperback Uncanny Tales.