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The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring

The Ghost Hunters

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In 1926 Sarah Grey, our foremost narrator here, takes a job as assistant to a famous ghost hunter, Harry Price. This is her interpretation of events written as if it’s a ‘hidden’ manuscript, now unearthed in 1977. I loved the style, the gentle unfolding of the plot. It centres around an old rectory which the pair visit in 1929 and again in 1932 at the request of the owners bothered by strange sightings. Sarah has misgivings, both about her feelings towards Harry and the ghostly goings on. Supposedly true, this tale is sometimes hard to tell where the line between truth and fiction lies. It’s not a scary tale, more an exposé of a period. There are no cliff hangers but plenty of intrigue.


The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring

Welcome to Borley Rectory, the most haunted house in England. The year is 1926 and Sarah Grey has landed herself an unlikely new job - personal assistant to Harry Price, London's most infamous ghost hunter. Equal parts brilliant and charming, neurotic and manipulative, Harry has devoted his life to exposing the truth behind England's many 'false hauntings', and never has he left a case unsolved, nor a fraud unexposed. So when Harry and Sarah are invited to Borley Rectory - a house so haunted that objects frequently fly through the air unbidden, and locals avoid the grounds for fear of facing the spectral nun that walks there - they're sure that this case will be just like any other. But when night falls and still no artifice can be found, the ghost hunters are forced to confront an uncomfortable possibility: the ghost of Borley Rectory may be real. And, if so, they're about to make its most intimate acquaintance.


'Surprising, serpentine and clever'
The Sunday Times

. 'A deft, spooky psychological drama based on a true story
Eithne Farry, The Daily Mail


About the Author

Neil Spring is a novelist, entrepreneur and Senior Communications Manager for the John Lewis Partnership. He has a lifelong interest in the paranormal and unexplained. During a visit to the Harry Price Library of Magical Literature at Senate House, Bloomsbury, he discovered a wealth of material that provided the inspiration and basis for The Ghost Hunters. He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Somerville College, Oxford University, where he wrote a thesis on the significance of paranormal events. Neil is currently writing his second novel, based on UFO sightings during the Cold War. He is Welsh and lives in London.

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24th October 2013


Neil Spring

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Quercus Publishing


560 pages


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