In this sequel to Hawthorne Cottage, Professor Alexander Greystone accompanies Constable James Kingsley to Suffolk, England, where the rampaging ghost of a long dead witch is terrorizing the village of Mollbury....
Prompted by urgent letters from his brother, who resides in Shalsham Forest, near the village of Mollbury, James Kingsley is encouraged to approach Professor Greystone with a request for help. After renewing their acquaintance, Alexander and James begin another journey into the supernatural, where misfortune paints the landscape with death and destruction.
After the murder of a prominent poet, who had escaped to London from his estate in Mollbury, Alexander and James begin encountering the ghost of a young girl, who had been executed during the witch-hunts in Suffolk in the 17th century. Though tormented by misfortune, Alexander and James work their way by train to Suffolk, only to find that in Mollbury, murder is frequent, the dead roam the streets at night, and nothing is as it appears.