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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Dec 12, 2023

A young doctor is called into the home of a wealthy man, but rather than seeing the sick patient he is expecting, he is greeted with a seemingly healthy man, who offers him a thousand pounds to attend a death bed. The doctor, who isn’t a rich man himself, reluctantly accepts the strange request. Of course, this is a ghost story, so the doctor doesn’t know exactly what he is in for…Join us as we discuss Ada Buisson’s “The Ghost’s Summons.”


Story originally published in Belgravia (January 1868); Collected in The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories: Volume One (edited by Tara Moore, 2016)


Recommended in this episode: Candy Cain Kills by Brian McAuley and the holiday episodes of Doctor Who


UP NEXT:  Our next episode is our 100th episode. We want to celebrate this milestone, but since it is the holiday season, we will be taking a hiatus to be with family. We will rerun some of our favorite past holiday episodes, but we will be back in January, to kick off Season 5 and celebrate 100 episodes of Monster, She Wrote. We hope you will join us.


Have a happy holiday season, from Lisa and Mel!


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