This year, for the first time, Haunting Hounds is also available as a paperback which I'm hoping will generate a few more sales. Below is a short taster ...
The Black Dog of Newgate
The area near St. Pauls Cathedral in London where the infamous Newgate Prison used to stand is the location of one of the most macabre and ghoulish of hauntings. Its origins lie back in the reign of Henry III when there was a famine in London and the prisoners locked within the prison faced the prospect of starvation. One day a scholar joined their numbers after being arrested on suspicion of sorcery; but before his case could be heard, the other ravenous inmates killed and then ate him.
Soon after, a fiery-eyed black dog with blood dripping from its mouth appeared: it ripped some of the prisoners limb from limb while others died from sheer terror at the sight of its terrifying and savage appearance. The survivors of that night of horror were so fearful that it would reappear that they mobbed and killed their gaolers and escaped: but there was to be no escaping retribution for their crime of murder and cannibalism. One by one, each of them was relentlessly hunted down and killed, after which the vengeful hound returned to the prison where it would appear the night before a death or execution took place.
When the prison was demolished in 1904 it was thought that the hauntings would stop but undeterred, the gruesome apparition has continued to be seen gliding up and down the streets. It has even been spotted crawling along the top of the wall in Amen Court, behind which stood the prison and Deadmans Walk, where executed felons were buried. As well as being sighted it has also been smelt as the manifestations are accompanied by a disgusting, stomach turning stench.
Available as paperback or ebook from Amazon ...
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Go on, buy a copy.
You know you want to.
It's for a good cause.
And you wouldn't want a visit from my office assistants, would you?