Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1954, illus Sheila Rose
Schoolboy John Spencer inherits a house. His solicitor is hideously disparaging about the house. It is in a parlous state, there is no money to maintain it, and it just happens that he knows someone prepared to take on such a white elephant. John, however, decides he’s going to live there himself, and off he sets. He decides to take some friends down there with him. One of them is extremely keen on hunting, and brings his horses down with him. Once they’re at the house odd things start to happen. Is the house haunted, as the solicitor warned them? John and Tod are determined souls, and not easily spooked, fortunately.