The year is 1936, and seven strangers find themselves trapped in a remote and lonely railway station on the desolate Yorkshire moors when a freak storm brings down a tree on the track. As railway staff battle to clear the line farther north, it soon becomes apparent that those stranded will be there for some time, and they reluctantly settle down for the night as the storm rages outside.
But who is lurking in the dimly lit station, watching the passengers as they huddle around the waiting room fire? And what terrors lie in wait for them out on the storm-tossed moor? Who is the sinister, delphian Travers? And what of his unnerving ability to elicit the darkest and most intimate secrets from his reluctant fellow travelers?
Nothing is as it seems at Little Hubery. The hours pass and stories are told, and no one who witnesses the horrors that unfold leaves the station unscathed or unaltered by the experience. Some won't leave at all.
For Ellen, it opens up a door and heralds the awakening of abilities she was previously unaware of.
Jack Phillips is an author, photographer, designer, and painter who has so far published four books and contributed to many more in the form of short stories, factual content and editorial, and cover design. He contributed two shorts and designed the cover for Winds of Change, Book Two, a publication that donates all proceeds to hurricane victims in the U.S.A.
Jack studied parapsychology for many years and is a member of the Society for Psychical Research. He believes his dedication to the investigation of the paranormal has given him the edge when researching for and writing his books, some elements of which are based on true events. He describes his ghostly tales as 'frighteningly realistic.'
Says the author, 'I write the kind of books that I would love to read and that are sadly in short supply.' Jack would list the main sources of inspiration for his supernatural tales of mystery to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Susan Hill, James Herbert and F.G. Cottam, citing the late James Herbert as 'The 007 of horror writers. The man with a license to chill.'
He is currently working on a series of books around his central character, Ellen Potter, Psychic Detective. Based in the 1930's, Ellen finds herself thrown into a dark world of paranormal mystery and hauntings from a past that refuses to stay buried. Following a strange encounter with a spirit or spirits in an isolated railway station and set against the wild and dangerous North Yorkshire Moors, Ellen Potter Mysteries Book One was released in December 2019, with its sequel, Hush Now Child, due in the autumn of 2020.
Jack was born in Yorkshire but has travelled extensively. He lived for many years in Scotland, which he refers to fondly as his spiritual home. Jack now lives in a cottage on the edge of the Peak District in England, an area steeped in history and tales of hauntings. He has two very mischievous tomcats, brothers Arthur and Merlin. He publishes with Camelot Publishing Company. www.camelotpublishingco.com