Amelia B. Edwards was a versatile woman, who had been a journalist, writer and Egyptologist. Her tales of horror and ghost became very famous at the time of release. In this book, the critic August Nemo selected seven stories that show all the versatility of this author:
— An Engineer's Story
— A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest
— The Story of Salome
— In the Confessional
— Was it an illusion?
— How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries
— The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello