The Darker Sex
Posted July 12, 2011on:
The stories in this collection are variable but they are all fascinating in their different ways. I think women are often much better at writing about the supernatural than men are. There is one story in here that I particularly recommend. It is called Sir Nigel Otterburne’s Case by Louisa Baldwin.
If, like me before I read this story, you have never heard of Louisa Baldwin, don’t be put off by that. She was a remarkable woman from a remarkable family. She was painted many times by the Pre-Raphaelite painters and was mother of a British Prime Minister.
Her story is eerie, deeply atmospheric and gripping. It also has a terrific climax. If you have any imagination at all, you will certainly be stimulated by this.