A Collection of Ghost Stories
Written by William Croft Dickinson / Introduction by Alistair W.J. Kerr
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Superbly entertaining, the perfect read for Scotland's long dark winter evenings
A really atmospheric book. Best set aside for a cold, dark winter’s evening in front of a roaring log fire!
A great mood setter for anyone relishing the approach of Halloween
Like most really good ghost stories, there is an element of fact or historical myth surrounding it to make the tale that much more authentic. The author also has the knack of keeping the reader hanging on his words to try and find out what was the cause of the tale'
Croft Dickinson draws on true stories and real people, and has a nicely understated writing style'
About the Book
Tales of suspense for the twilight hour...
Dark Encounters is a collection of classic and elegantly unsettling ghost stories. A spine-tingling collection, these tales are set in the brooding landscape of Scotland, with an air of historic authenticity – often referring to real events, objects and people. From a demonic text that leaves its readers strangled to the murderous spectre of a feudal baron, this is a crucial addition to the long and distinguished cannon of Scottish ghost stories.
For those who seek out the unnerving, the unknown and the unexplainable, Dark Encounters is guaranteed to raise the hair on the back of your neck.
This edition features a rare story – 'The MacGregor Skull' – which was the last story every written by the author and posthumously serialised in the Scotsman in 1963.
Alistair W. J. Kerr was born in Scotland. His father was an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps, who later became an academic. Alistair studied History and Law at the University of Edinburgh and later became a civil servant. He is the author of Betrayal: The Murder of Robert Nairac GC (Cambridge Academic, 2015).
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