Night Shivers: The Ghost Stories of J. H. Riddell

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Wordsworth Editions, Limited, 2008 - Fiction - 464 pages
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'Moving, his candle was instantly extinguished, and in the very moment of being left in the darkness he saw, standing in the doorway, a woman, resembling her who had haunted his dream overnight. He rushed with outstretched hands to seize her, but clutched only air.’

Night Shivers presents a treasure trove of the stories of Mrs J. H. Riddell, one of the greatest Victorian writers of ghost stories. These tales, many of which have been out of print for years, take the reader on fearful journeys into the gloomy haunts of old neglected houses, into a world of prophetic dreams, out onto the wild terrain of Ireland to encounter a frightful banshee and even down into Hell itself.In these fourteen short stories and one novella, The Uninhabited House, there is the distillation of the best and most effective of Riddell’s spine-tingling supernatural fiction.

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About the author (2008)

An internationally recognized expert on Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle, David Stuart Davies is the editor of the crime fiction magazine "Sherlock" and the author of several books on Sherlock Holmes. He also edits the Crime Writers' Association's monthly "Red Herrings "magazine. "Forests of the Night" was his first Johnny Hawke novel. He lives in West Yorkshire, England.

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