What is it that makes Tom Slemen Liverpool's top-selling local author? Is it simply his encyclopaedic knowledge of the city's dark and supernatural underside, which provides the material for his unique and fascinating stories? Or is there an indefinable something which draws Tom's readers back again and again.
People have had supernatural experiences from the beginning of time, but most of us choose to explain them away. What really marks Tom out, is his open-mindedness - an unfashionable attribute in these sceptical times - yet one which allows him to grapple with life's mysteries in an anything-is-possible kind of way.
In this latest volume of Tom's Haunted Liverpool series, there are challenging mysteries galore, from hundreds of years ago, right up to the present day. What are we to make of the Childwall burglar who broke into a house and found the grisly remains of a cannibals' feast, or the gypsy's curse which turned a Lancashire rake into a fearsome werewolf? And how can we explain the unnaturally-long life of a man who is a living Victorian, a horoscope that comes true with gruesome, stomach-churning results, or the slithering black shadow entities that have given many a Liverpudlian a sleepless night?
For those too sceptical to open theiCminds to the world of the supernatural, as well as those of a nervous disposition, this book is not for you, but if you enjoy confronting the most baffling mysteries of life, and are not afraid of ghost and ghouls and things that go bump in the night - read on!