The Preview Party at The Bloomsbury Festival

Earlier this week I had the tremendous privilege of hosting a PREVIEW launch party for my debut novel, The Ghost Hunters, which is published this Thursday (24 Oct) by Quercus.

The venue was the most perfect choice. The haunted library at Senate House, London, where there have always been rumours about the eighth floor. The only way up is via a small lift, the same size and shape as a telephone box. The librarians call it the coffin.

And up there, for a long time, it was possible to find the strangest and most unique collection of its kind anywhere in the world, complete with rare and ancient volumes on the arts of magic and summoning ghosts.

That collection belonged to a man called Harry Price. And three years ago, I came here because I wanted to learn more about this mesmeric figure, who was the talk of the city during the inter war period.

I wanted to read all about Harry Price’s many investigations, his experiments with fire walking, his efforts to lift the veil which separates this world from the next. Harry Price and his mysteries. It seemed it was impossible to have one without the other. I wanted to discover what set him on his path of investigation into the unknown?

If you read The Ghost Hunters, you’ll find out. In the meantime, as publication week finally begins, I’d like to share with you some snapshots from what was a wonderful evening. 

See the full gallery of images here.


SigningGuest listen to Neil's presentation


The Ghost Hunters is published by Quercus on October 24th, you can pre-order your copy today.


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