Ghost stories for long winter nights, GHOSTS AND OTHER SUPERNATURAL GUESTS.

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Ghost stories for long winter nights, GHOSTS AND OTHER SUPERNATURAL GUESTS.

Voted 4.5 stars on Amazon and winner of the GOTHIC READER BOOK CHOICE awards for 2013!

“P.J. Hodge has put together a dozen ghost stories set in the south of England and ranging across the centuries. The first few tales speak with an authentic Victorian voice. We might be reading some newly unearthed M.R. James. This is the world of the fashionable suburban séance, materialisations and malevolent spirits, a wonderful evocation of that scientific yet credulous age.”

“Each tale is a masterful study of the slow build-up of fear and of people near the edge of their sanity and dimension.”

“If you yearn for the days of ghost stories read or told by a roaring Christmas fire, this is the book for you.” ETIENNE, Amazon

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8 thoughts on “Ghost stories for long winter nights, GHOSTS AND OTHER SUPERNATURAL GUESTS.

  1. A very hearty and well deserved congratulations! Your stories definitely come from the Victorian era, which is why I enjoy them so much. Keep sharing and spooking us out 😉

      • No, but a number of people who I hold in the highest regard have told me tales that have chilled my spine.

        One in particular was told by my ex-father-in-law, a well respected Medical officer for the county of Gwent. One Christmas Eve, several years ago, he had gathered with friends at his home in Cardiff to celebrate. After a few light drinks, the host, Mr H, bid goodbye to one of his medical team who had to return home, a journey of several miles out of the city. It was a particularly cold and icy night, and he reminded the young fellow to drive carefully considering the inclement conditions. It was no more than half an hour after he had left when Mr H and his wife heard an almighty crash from an upstairs bedroom. When they entered the room to check what had made such a commotion they found that an ornament of significant size and weight had shattered into pieces. Nothing had fallen upon it; neither was there anything or anyone around at the time to topple it from its base. For some reason unexplained it had simply splintered into fragments.

        Later that night, Mr H received a distressing telephone phone call from the police. It appeared that shortly after the young medical chap had left their home, he had encountered a patch of ice just before crossing a bridge, skidded uncontrollably and ended up driving off the road and into the river, where he had little chance of survival.

        Well you guess how upset Mr H and his wife were. It wasn’t until they had gotten over their initial shock, however, when their thoughts turned to the figurine that had broken into bits. Their conclusions were cold and unsettling. You see, they realised that not only had the ornament been given to them as a gift by their medical friend, the one who had been killed, but it was likely that the figure had smashed into pieces at almost exactly the time when the unfortunate chap had entered the river and drowned.

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