The Woman in Black

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The Woman in Black

A Ghost Story

By Susan Hill

Vintage, Paperback, 9780307950215, 174pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2011

"An excellent ghost story... magnificently eerie... compulsive reading." Evening Standard

The classic ghost story by Susan Hill: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town.
Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow's house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black. Psychologically terrifying and deliciously eerie, The Woman in Black is a remarkable thriller of the first rate.

About the Author
Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Prize, and the W. Somerset Maugham Award, and have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her novels includeStrange Meeting, Im the King of the CastleandA Kind Man, and she has also publishedcollections of short stories and two autobiographies.Her ghost story, The Woman in Black, has been running in London s West End since 1988. Susan is married with two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk."