The Woman in Black

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,043 ratings

The Woman in Black Publisher's Summary

Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

It is not until he glimpses a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a sense of profound unease begins to creep over him and take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk about the woman in black or what happens whenever she is seen.

And Kipps has to stay on in the lonely house, sorting out Mrs. Drablow's papers, when the mist begins to enshroud both it and its surrounding graveyard and the high tide cuts it off from the world beyond.

©1983 Susan Hill (P)2005 Long Barn Books
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  • Book 1

    • The Woman in Black

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,014
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,817

    Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Gothic Ghost Tale

    • By Mel on 01-25-12

    Regular price: $9.69

  • Book 2

    • The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (Movie Tie-in Edition)

    • By: Martyn Waites
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    It's Autumn of 1940, and German bombs are destroying the cities of Britain as WWII takes its toll on Europe. In London, children are being removed from their families and taken to the country for safety. Teacher Eve Parkins is in charge of one such group, and her destination is an empty and desolate house that appears to be sinking into the tidal marshes that surround it. Its name is Eel Marsh House. Far from home and with no alternative, Eve and the children move in. But it soon becomes apparent that there is someone else in the house.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Goose bumps Guaranteed

    • By KASUN on 04-11-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

    • By: Martyn Waites
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Autumn 1940, World War Two: Bombs are raining down, destroying the cities of Britain. The evacuations begin, and soon children are being taken to the country for safety. Teacher Eve Parkins is in charge of one such group. The children are scared and Eve does her best to calm them, but the truth is that she too is haunted by a personal tragedy she cannot put behind her. Their destination is Eel Marsh House. Desolate and forlorn, it is situated on a causeway and is sinking into the treacherous tidal marshes that surround it. Far from home and with no alternative, Eve and the children move in.

    Regular price: $21.31