Table of Contents
- A Veritable Ghost Story by Susanna Moodie
- The Spectral Rout by Frances Power Cobbe
- A Legend of All-Hallow Eve by Georgiana S. Hull
- The Ghost of the Nineteenth Century by Phoebe Pember
- The Ghost Room by Clara Merwin
- Miss Massereene’s Ghost by E.A. Henty
- Vindication of the Supernatural by Manda L. Crocker
- The Warneford Abbey Ghost by Ada Maria Jocelyn
- A Speakin’ Ghost by Annie Trumbull Slosson
- The Closed Cabinet by Lady Gwendolen Gascoyne-Cecil
- The Little Green Door by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
- The Death Spancel by Katharine Tynan
- The House That Wouldn’t Let by Mrs Hattie H. Howard
- At the Witching Hour by Elizabeth Gibert Cunningham-Terry
- The Oakleigh Ghost by Annie Armitt
About the Book
British Fantasy Award-winning editor J.A. Mains presents an all-female anthology of supernatural stories, first published between 1854 and 1900. Mains has trawled the archives to find fifteen tales which have not seen print since their original publications. Featuring cover art from multiple time British Fantasy Award-winner Les Edwards, and an introduction by Lynda Rucker, A Suggestion of Ghosts is an important volume for those interested in the Victorian era of supernatural tales.
Black Shuck is very proud to announce the first of two ghost story anthologies from Johnny (A J) Mains, an all-female anthology of ghost stories written from 1826 – 1897. Johnny has been deep in the cobwebbed archives of decaying periodicals, collections and newspapers and has found British, Irish, American and Australian stories that have never been anthologized since their original publication up to 190 years ago. Mains is thrilled that he can also attribute the correct authorship to ‘The Closed Cabinet’ to Lady Gwendolyn Gascoyne-Cecil, which has been continuously published under the by-line ‘Anon’ since its original appearance in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine in January of 1895.
Mains feels that A Suggestion of Ghosts will be an invaluable book for those desperately seeking to read and research supernatural tales which have long faded away and have been forgotten about.
There will be a limited hardback edition of 100 numbered copies, with artwork by Edward Miller (Les Edwards) and Mike Mignola. The book will also be signed by Mains and Edwards. A Suggestion of Ghosts will also contain original publication dates of stories and biographies of the authors.
Two months after the publication of the hardback, there will be a simultaneous paperback and e-book release, this will contain two stories less than the hardback.