When his grandfather, a former policeman, is hospitalised after suffering a stroke, recently-widowed journalist Tom Maitland returns to his home city to offer support to his mother, despite their strained relationship. He ends up staying at his grandfather’s now-empty cottage, where he becomes intrigued by a disturbing murder case the old man once investigated and failed to solve. And the more Tom looks into the case, the more unsettled he becomes, as events start to take a decidedly supernatural turn …
‘Small Ghosts is a compelling novella that tackles one of society’s greatest fears in a refreshing and original way. Lewis gives us a story that spans more than the bounds of such a short form should allow, with characters that convince and intrigue and a plot that refuses to take you where you might expect. Engaging, entertaining, and expertly told.’ – Ray Cluley
‘Small Ghosts is a dark surprise. A story of misgiven detection and dreadful revelations, elegantly crafted against a background of supernatural dread.’ – Paul Meloy
108 pages approx. B-format paperback
Published March 2017
Cover by Daniele Serra
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paul Lewis has written hundreds of comedy sketches for TV and radio, for shows including Spitting Image and Hale & Pace, as well as comedy plays for radio and stage. He has also published numerous horror and fantasy stories in the UK and the USA, and is the author of the fantasy novel The Savage Knight.
With Steve Lockley he has written the novel The Ragchild and several novellas and stories, including Doctor Who tales for The Story of Martha and Short Trips: Destination Prague. The best of their short fiction has been collected in The Winter Hunt and Other Stories.
Paul lives with his family in Swansea, and is a senior communications officer for the NHS in Wales.