I wanted to like this book, as I am a big fan of local supernatural stories. But in many ways this is a strange book with many faults. The first 17 pages are given over to unnecessarily `setting the scene', and the last five pages are given over to descriptions of types of ghosts. That's a fifth of the book taken up even before you get to the first ghost story. The biggest problem is that there is something unfulfilling about this book: it is an all-too-basic work that is competing in a market that is already saturated. The author appears more concerned with the actual history of Lincoln itself and there is sometimes very little detail of the ghost when you eventually get to it. This is not to suggest that the author hasn't done his homework. Its just that there is nothing new in here that has not already been written about many times before, and there are more comprehensive, better books on Lincolnshire ghosts for the same price, where it is clear the authors have put more effort in. Two stars and that's only for the quality and variety of the photographs, some of which are not bad.