The Man in the Picture (Ebook)

A Ghost Story

Susan Hill

The chilling tale of a painting so terrifying, its secrets will haunt those who see it ... A ghost story by the author of The Woman in Black.

A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it. To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides, and become the victim of its macabre beauty ...

Publication date: 01/10/2010

£4.99

4.99

ISBN: 9781847651532

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B0041G68KU

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Fiction

The Man in the Picture (Paperback)

A Ghost Story

Susan Hill

The chilling tale of a painting so terrifying, its secrets will haunt those who see it ... A ghost story by the author of The Woman in Black.

A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it. To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides, and become the victim of its macabre beauty ...

Publication date: 27/09/2012

£8.99

8.99

ISBN: 9781846685446

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Fiction

Reviews for The Man in the Picture

'A tale brimming with excitement, mystery and vitality ... The story unfolds at a thriller's pace'

 The Times

'Hill is a writer with the courage of her convictions who knows that there are few things more enjoyable than the inexplicable and eerie, conveyed within an accomplished and solidly reassuring framework'

 Independent

'Like all the classic ghost stories, Susan Hill's begins in traditional spooky style with the winter wind howling off the fens and bursts of hailstones rattling against the windows ...This is a Hill Hallowe'en special. No mistake'

 Daily Mail

'A plain but effective style that chills the blood'

 Guardian

Susan Hill

Susan Hill

Susan Hill is the winner of numerous literary prizes including the Somerset Maugham award. She was awarded CBE for her services to literature earlier this year. Author of the Simon Serrailler crime series and numerous other novels, her literary memoir, Howards End Is On The Landing and the ghost stories The Man In The Picture, The Small Hand, Dolly and Printers Devil Court are all published by Profile. The Woman in Black, which was has been running in the West End for over twenty years, and was a huge film in 2012 is published by Profile in hardback.

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