on 2 October 2011
There are precious few books covering Black Country ghosts and therefore it is a real pity that this offering falls so far short of the mark. Research wise it is poor at best, offering up dubious and very unlikely local legends rather than well investigated solid stories. To prove the point there is no commitment to dating the sightings with a reliable and checkable date, thus making it virtually impossible to verify most of the stories, there are virtually no new reports here, they are just re-hashed tired local folklore tales that do nothing to further true research into the paranormal in the Black Country. It is a pity that this title was not handed to a proper paranormal researcher so that a much neglected area of the country ghost book wise could have been done justice.