Ghost Taverns is a fascinating, in-depth look at some of the north of England's most haunted public houses and the spectres that are said to reside in them. Written by two of the UK's most respected paranormal researchers, Ghost Taverns takes the reader on a supernatural pub-crawl that starts off at the Albion Inn in Pelaw and ends at Ye Olde Crosse at Alnwick. Inbetween, the authors visit dozens of inns, taverns and watering holes across the region to uncover the truth about their haunted reputations. Characters such as the legendary Giggly Meg who glides the corridors of the Alum Ale House at South Shields, the Sad Cavalier who has been seen at the Black Horse in West Boldon and the two children seen running from a spectral lady in the Tynemouth Lodge Hotel are brought to life - metaphorically, of course - in the hope that they will enchant a whole new generation of readers who may be unaware of them. After reading Ghost Taverns, popping in to your local may never be the same again -
Darren W. Ritson is a prolific author who has had an interest in the paranormal for most of his life, following some strange experiences he had as a child. He is a Civil Servant who lives in North Tyneside. Darren founded the North East Ghost Research Team in May 2003 after a lifelong interest in the fascinating subject of 'ghostlore'. Darren continues to investigate, write and interview witnesses in his endless quest for answers about ghosts and haunting. He lives on North Tyneside with his long-term partner Jayne and their daughter Abbey. Michael J. Hallowell is a full-time author and columnist who specialises in writing about the paranormal. He has spent over forty years investigating hauntings both old and new and regularly appears on TV and radio. He has contributed to magazines such as Quest, Beyond, Paranormal, Magonia and Vision. His `WraithScape' column in The Shields Gazette has now been running for over a decade. He has interviewed dozens of celebrity mediums and psychics, including Uri Geller, Derek Acorah, Colin Fry and Tony Stockwell, and lectures widely on ghosts, hauntings and the poltergeist phenomenon.