• "Ackroyd's book has its fair share of terrified hauntees and, unless you're a sceptic, there are plenty of scenes that will make the hairs on the back of your neck bristle"

    Simon Griffith, Mail on Sunday
  • "A rich and compelling assembly of stories for winter nights"

    New Statesman
  • "This is a wonderful little book. It's properly old-fashioned and unorthodox, a scrapbook of clues, tittle-tattle, hints and mortal byways"

    Roger Clarke, Independent
  • "Ackroyd's collection glides seamlessly from terror to humour to downright peculiarity: it is the ideal read as the nights darken and Halloween approaches"

    Tina Jackson, Metro
  • "A fascinating anthology of sightings of ghosts in England over the centuries"

    Andrew Lycett, Literary Review