As a child growing up in the sixties and seventies, we did not celebrate Halloween. As far as I recollect, neither did anyone else. It’s only with the advent of social media did I learn that Trick n Treat is a much-loved part of growing up in America.

Gradually, it became popular here and celebrated by most youngsters.


On October 31, Halloween brings out the ghouls and goblins, creatures, and strange folk. They come creeping about the neighborhood seeking favors over trickery.


Personally, I’ve never been a lover of having children continuously knocking at my door all evening. Nor do I like scary films. But I love Strictly Come Dancing on a Saturday night, where the dancers dress up for the occasion. It gets more elaborate and fun each year.

Halloween also gives me an excuse to write a short story. This year, I’ve decided to use my character from The Killer on the Heath. Cassie is a clairvoyant and she recalls a seance she held on the night of Halloween.

To read it, hop over to my blog and find out why she will never hold another on All Hallows’ Eve.

The Seance, a Cassidy Newbold Short Story

Meanwhile, I’ve selected four books that I can recommend.

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