H.E. Bulstrode

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Old Crotchet’s Return: A Ghost Story

Old Crotchet’s Return: a high-spirited romp of a ghost story set in 1920s England.

George Simpkins is in a state, and it’s not just because of the gin. His wife remains missing, his son a curious and callous enigma, and, most worryingly of all, his spouse’s erstwhile schoolmate, the witheringly waspish Cynthia, has plans afoot for his future. An invitation to a festive break in the country brings London society into collision with half-cracked Somerset locals steeped in cider and superstition, as well as a far from festively inclined spirit. Welcome to the world of Hinton St Cuthbert, the parish with a past, but seemingly no future.

A follow-up story to Old Crotchet that opened the West Country Tales series, this dark-humoured ghost story will possess an appeal for fans of Blithe Spirit, and traditional British supernatural fiction. Old Crotchet’s Return is available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle e-book, and may be previewed and purchased by clicking here or on the image above.


‘Great characters and a totally creepy story. Loved this book. When I first started reading I had to turn back and check the copyright date – it is very well written in the style of the 1920s. It creeped me out something awful and I would NOT want to have to sit next to the Lady of Cartagena at the dinner table!’ Bellamy Station, Amazon US.

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