A high-spirited romp of a ghost story set in 1920s England.
George Simpkins is in a state, and it’s not just because of the gin. His wife remains missing, his son a curious and callous enigma, and, most worryingly of all, his spouse’s erstwhile schoolmate, the witheringly waspish Cynthia, has plans afoot for his future. An invitation to a festive break in the country brings London society into collision with half-cracked Somerset locals steeped in cider and superstition, as well as a far from festively inclined spirit. Welcome to the world of Hinton St Cuthbert, the parish with a past that refuses to remain at rest.
A follow-up story to Old Crotchet that opened the West Country Tales series, this dark-humoured ghost story will possess an appeal for fans of Blithe Spirit and traditional British supernatural fiction in the vein of E.F. Benson.
Also available in the Kindle collection A Ghost Story Omnibus: Collected Ghost Stories 2016-2018.