on 4 December 2010
If you want to be a ghostbuster, where better to do your research than in pubs. Here, haunted hostelries and the demon drink combine to produce a spirited spookfest of West Midlands psychic phenomena. The intrepid paranormalists cover taverns with wraiths, from a lesbian landlady to a topless woman boxer, highwayman Dick Turpin to bizarre beermat portraits of Mario Lanza, with Spring-Heeled Jack and a phantom hitch-hiker to round the survey up on a modern note. the accounts of extraordinary hauntings are accompanied by b&w photos of the pubs covered. A solid, regional cornucopia of ghostly happenings to spook even the boldest Blackcountryman.
on 2 October 2011
This is a quite outstanding book that covers a much neglected part of the country. It is well written, well researched and a valuable addition to any serious paranormal enthusiast. On a completely different level to the truely awful Philip Solomon books (Haunted Telford and Haunted Black Country) this is a perfect example of the very best of books on ghosts (I have read over 600 so I should know) and I would recommend it to anyone. So even if you are not from the area you should still add this book to your collection and if you are from the area then you should already own it.