Winter, 1809. Lord Francis Marryman’s wife, Patience, is dying. In the madness of his grief, desperate to keep Patience’s memory alive, he’s compelled to build a memorial in the form of a remote country Hall. But as the plans move forward, Marryman Hall seems to become alive with more than just memories.
Francis, a brilliant mathematician and scholar, has built more into the walls than just bricks and mortar.
Autumn, 2018. Siblings Greg and Lucy Knights, owners of K&K Publishing Company, are seeking a venue to celebrate both New Year’s Eve and the 18th anniversary of their company’s inception. At such short notice, there is only one option that still has vacancies: Marryman Hall.
As heavy snow falls, the guests drop out until a much depleted party of just 6 reach their destination and soon find themselves snowed in. As the guests’ private lives and demons are exposed in the increasingly awkward, claustrophobic atmosphere , the secrets of Marryman Hall and her history are also brought into shocking light from the darkness.
In his grief, it’s possible that Lord Francis Marryman may have made a terrible mistake.
Set in 2018, The General Theory of Haunting is the perfect ghost story to curl up with on the longer winter nights.
The book is currently rated 4.3 stars on Amazon and reviews include;
“Richard Easters’: “The General Theory of Haunting” is a treat from beginning to end. The dialogue is tight, the characterisation is clear and the tonal shifts are brilliant.” – Ben, Amazon
“Remarkable plot, ideal setting, well-developed characters, truly, truly, engaging dialogue, everything works to give the story the fireworks needed to deliver an amazing phantom story.
Definitely, one book I would be reading again”. – Ogunna Chukwudi
“if you’re looking for a read that’ll keep you entertained, laughing and screaming all at the same time then this is for you!” – Charlie Latham
“The story is an intelligent fusion of tragedy and triumph, fantasy and reality; it’s one of those books you won’t want to put down. The ending left me wanting more; I look forward to part two!” – Christina Lough
“I like haunted house stories and this does not disappoint. It reminded me of The Haunting of Hill House, a favorite.” “Soapie”, Amazon
“I thought The General Theory of Haunting was going to be your run of the mill haunted house story that is super derivative of Shirley Jackson. I was so wrong. The General Theory of Haunting is a fascinating combination of horror, science fiction and mystery that burns slow but in doing so only increases the suspense.” – CJD, Netgalley
“I have to say Richard Easter is a master at keeping his readers guessing and on the edge of their seats. I’m absolutely amazed at this book. It was exceptional, the twists in the story line fantastic.” Emmie Z
“This is one of those books that as you read it, you think to yourself, this would make a really solid movie” – Jessica L
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Richard Easter was born and raised in South East Essex, UK. He’s been a professional writer for 30 years, after starting as sketch writer and co-presenter on BBC Radio One’s highly successful “Steve Wright In The Afternoon”.
From there, he moved into TV entertainment, where he worked and wrote some of the U.K’s biggest shows, including “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, “The Voice”, “You’ve Been Framed”, “Britain’s Got Talent”, “Harry Hill’s TV Burp” and many more. He has seen more bugle beads than any man should in one lifetime.
Richard’s also never been far from music – He’s had a Top 5 single, performed on Top of The Pops three times and played drums for The Bee Gees (badly). He’s written for the NME, got lost in Broadcasting House with George Michael, watched legendary dance act the KLF burn a wicker man on the Isle of Jura, was first to play the Manic Street Preachers on national daytime radio, and has interviewed too many pop stars to count including Elton John & Whitney Houston, plus Paul McCartney made him tea.
He also managed to track down Joy Division’s actual synthesiser, bought it, then broke it. Not a high point.
He lives in Manchester with his wife, daughter and an ever-increasing / decreasing number of cats.
He married his wife on Halloween, so he’s eminently qualified to write a ghost story…