A modern ghost story for Christmas

Christmastime is traditionally the time for the telling and reading of ghost stories. Nick Jones' King’s Cross is a modern-day ghost story, set in Sicily and London

King's Cross is a tale of love and obsession, in which Englishman Mark Sutton encounters Beatrice, a beautiful young Cistercian nun, in a medieval convent on a remote mountainside in Sicily, where he is recuperating from a nervous breakdown. They fall in love, but the liaison is doomed. Mark flees back to London, but Beatrice follows him. The story’s dramatic denouement takes place in and around the London rail terminus of the title.

Herefordshire-based journalist and writer Nick Jones admits that his debut novel King’s Cross was inspired by a re-viewing of the 1962 movie classic The Innocents starring Deborah Kerr, which the American film director Martin Scorsese has nominated as one of the 10 scariest movies of all time.

“I wanted King’s Cross to be a modern ghost story in which inexplicable things happen at unexpected moments,” says Nick, who is available for review by request. Copies of his debut novel are also available upon request.

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