Just in time for Halloween, author Ben launches York ghost story
A York author is launching his ghost story this week, days before Halloween.
Ben Sawyer’s debut novel Holly Trinity and the Ghosts of York follows the adventures of Holly – supernatural defender of the most haunted city in Europe.
He will be talking about the book at a free launch event at York Explore Library on Thursday (28 October) at 7pm – register here.
In the novel, Holly lives under a trapdoor in the famous old church in Goodramgate that almost bears her name – Holy Trinity.
Ben says: “Featuring many locations around York and imagining the strange world lurking in its dark snickleways, Holly Trinity and the Ghosts of York is the perfect Halloween read.
“Its brash leading lady protects the city from supernatural horrors with just an umbrella, an arsenal of 17th century swear words, and a Kate Bush mix tape.
“But she can no longer do it alone, and seeks help from Mira, bored bookseller and history graduate, who is about to get a crash-course in ghosties, ghoulies and long-leggedy beasties!”
Ben Sawyer has lived in and around York for 15 years. This ancient and unique city has grown very close to his heart, so “I decided to give it the hero it deserves!”
He will be in conversation with Wendy Kent, Reader Development Librarian for Explore York Libraries and Archives on Thursday.
The book is available to preorder on Kindle here.