PR: Haunting Tail Is Given A Novel Twist

It is 1926, London, and Sarah Grey finds herself in an unlikely new job as the personal assistant to Harry Price, London’s most infamous ghost hunter. A brilliant and charming, yet selfish and contradictory man, Harry’s life is devoted to exposing the truth behind England’s many false ‘hauntings’ and exposing fraudulent psychics.

When Harry and Sarah are invited to Borley Rectory- a house so haunted that objects frequently fly through the air, and locals fear the spectral nun and the headless coachmen who are said to roam the grounds - they expect this case to be like no other. Yet stories of a forbidden love await them which, according to legend, has cloaked the house in a sadness that has led to years of unexplained, and terrifying, events. As time goes on, and Harry and Sarah spend more time at the Rectory, their scepticism is thrown in to doubt, and they are forced to confront an uncomfortable possibility – that the ghost of Borley Rectory may be real. And, if so, they are about to make its most intimate acquaintance...

“I now understand the true meaning of terror” Sarah Grey


Neil Spring has a lifelong interest in the paranormal and unexplained. During a visit to the Harry Price Library of Magical Literature at Senate House, Bloomsbury, he discovered a wealth of material which provided the inspiration and basis for The Ghost Hunters.

Neil first visited Borley in 2010, and most people he spoke to who lived near the site of the old Rectory spoke of the legend as nothing more than an elaborate hoax. He is, however, still unable to explain “the sound of a coach and horses pounding the road” as he approached Borley’s churchyard.

Neil is currently Senior Communications Manager for the John Lewis Partnership. He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Somerville College, Oxford University, where he wrote a thesis on the significance of paranormal events. He is Welsh and lives in London. The Ghost Hunters is his first novel. The Ghost Hunters was recently optioned for TV adaptation by Bentley Productions, part of All3Media, who produce Midsomer Murders.


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