The Trav­el­ling Bag

Irish Independent - Weekend Review - - FRONT PAGE - JOHN MEAGHER

Su­san Hill

Pro­file Books, 288 pages, €14

One of the top writ­ers of ghostly fic­tion of her gen­er­a­tion, Su­san Hill re­mains best known for her 1982 chiller The Woman in Black, which has had ex­tended life as a suc­cess­ful West End pro­duc­tion and a spooky film star­ring Daniel Rad­cliffe.

Her lat­est book is a col­lec­tion of short sto­ries to put a shiver up your spine. They’re set in numerous lo­cales and eras. In the ti­tle story, a para­nor­mal de­tec­tive re­counts his most in­fa­mous case, another is about a mys­te­ri­ous new of­fice worker who is ac­com­pa­nied by lin­ger­ing scent of de­cay while yet another story con­cerns three med­i­cal stu­dents and the un­holy pact they make that will have con­se­quences that will chase one of them to his grave.

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