The Night Visitors by Jenn Ashworth and Richard V. Hirst

The Night Visitors by Jenn Ashworth and Richard V. Hirst

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Dead Ink is pleased to announce that on April 1st 2017 it will be publishing The Night Visitors, a collaborative horror novella written by Jenn Ashworth and Richard V. Hirst.

The novella concerns two women connected by the notorious Gosforth Massacre of 1917, a murder case famous among true-crime fans and internet sleuths. The two women strike up an email conversation and begin an uneasy investigation into their mutual ancestor, Hattie Soak, who fled the scene of the crime.

The Night Visitors explores ghosts, obsession and inherited evil. ln this novella, the technology that connects us becomes the conduit of un-expiated evil in a story told entirely via an exchange of emails.

 All pre-orders will be signed by both authors. 


Jenn Ashworth’s first novel, A Kind of Intimacy, was published in 2009 and won a Betty Trask Award. On the publication of her second, Cold Light (Sceptre, 2011) she was featured on the BBC’s The Culture Show as one of the UK’s twelve best new writers. Her third novel The Friday Gospels (2013) is published by Sceptre. She lives in Lancashire and teaches Creative Writing at Lancaster University. Her latest novel, Fell (Sceptre, 2016), is out now. 

Richard V. Hirst is a writer based in Manchester. His writing has appeared in the Big Issue, the Guardian and Time Out, among others.



Approx. 100 pages