The House That Jack Built is one of the strangest tales in British history, and begins with an old lead miner and his wife who took up residence in a remote cave on a windswept beach in South Shields. A pub was built within the cave and a concerted search initiated to find buried Roman treasure hidden in a complex network of underground caves and tunnels. Before long, a desperate battle took place between Peter Allan -South Shields' real-life Indiana Jones -and a coterie of politicians who were determined to find the treasure hoard before he did. Their goal? To bring about a revolution in Italy. Told for the first time, The House That Jack Built reveals the shocking truth behind one of history's greatest untold stories.
Mike 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. Mike has contributed to magazines such as Quest, Beyond, Paranormal, Magonia and Vision. His WraithScape column in The Shields Gazettehas now been running for over a decade. Mike 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.