Profile Books is to publish a brand new ghost story called Printer's Devil Court by Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black (Vintage).
Andrew Franklin. md of Profile, bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Vivien Green at Sheil Land. The book will be published in hardback in time for Halloween.
Franklin said: "No Halloween would be complete without a perfect ghost story from Susan Hill. So thank the dark forces for her powers of imagination. She is indefatigable. It’s more than enough to make the spirits rise."
Printer's Devil Court tells the story of four medical students who have begun to interfere with death itself, carrying out shadowy experiments beyond the realms of medical ethics in their lodgings in Printer's Devil Court and a hospital mortuary. Hugh is invited to witness something both extraordinary and terrifying, but it is only years later that the true horror of those unnatural events slowly becomes apparent.
Profile will publish Printer's Devil Court on 25th September 2014.
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