The Ghost of Old Coal House

The Ghost of Old Coal House

The year is 1843, and Arthur Foreman is on his way to visit his sister and her family for Christmas. Tucked under his arm, he carries the manuscript of a strange ghost story, written by the mysterious Walter Ward of Old Coal House.

Arriving at his sister's home, Arthur immediately realizes that something is wrong. Elizabeth seems distant and distracted, and she finally erupts in a fit of fury. After being thrown out of the house, Arthur searches through the snowy night for refuge. All the usual boarding houses are closed for the holiday. His only choice is to make his way up the hill and knock on the of Old Coal House, and to ask for a room.

Soon, Arthur discovers that Walter Ward's tales are not necessarily works of fiction after all. A strange figure stalks the halls and corridors of Old Coal House, tormenting Mr Ward and driving him to drink. When he sets foot in the house for the first time, Arthur does not believe in ghosts at all. By the time he leaves the following morning, he has discovered the truth not only about Old Coal House itself but also about a terrible tragedy that once struck his own family.

Title:The Ghost of Old Coal House
Edition Language:English
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    The Ghost of Old Coal House Reviews

  • Shaina

    I think that the best thing I can say about this work in summary would be that it personifies haunting, obsession, and madness perfectly. If insanity is repetition in futility then this shows a great ...

  • Samantha Jonker

    Loved it! Atmospheric and perfectly creepy this book also explores themes of love, obsession, loss, guilt and what may or may not happen after we leave this world....

  • Jen

    3.75🌟Very entertaining ghost story - would be a perfect Christmas read. Not hugely scary but nicely creepy and atmospheric....

  • Tammy

    1843 Victorian-era ghost story told with a Jane Austen flavor. Repetitive at times....

  • Lisa

    EXCELLENT!LOVED IT!Very unique story about the afterlife with a couple of unexpected twists that I really didn't see coming. Her typos are getting a lot better as well! She's turning in to quite the p...

  • Natalie Grandinetti

    Unable to put this book downJust finished reading this and seriously enjoyed it. It was a marvelous tale that kept me reading unto the very end. I liked the way the author pulled the story back and fo...

  • Rebecca

    First and foremost, a shout out to the A Christmas Carol in the beginning of the book was absolutely amazing, and I loved it.This book is structured so that it gets scarier in review, if that makes se...

  • The Mustache Louie Matos

    The Ghost of Old Coal House is a Gothic Victorian tale told in first person narrative-form. Arthur Foreman works for a publishing house. He is going to visit his sister and her nuclear family for Chri...

  • Emma-Nicole Lewis

    Great ghost storyThis had the classic ghost story ambience. The strange gothic house, Victorian setting, snowy landscape (for added chill and cosy factor). I really enjoyed it. The story begins with a...

  • Rose Aitken

    a 21st author trying to write about the 19th centuryIt’s a decent enough plot. even the speech manerisms aren’t bad but i have a few questions to ask of the author. How did the guest light the hal...