WHITBY is synonymous with sepia photographs, thanks largely to the success of Frank Meadow Sucliffe, but a new novel suggests there could be a sinister secret hiding behind Victorian images.
Author Peter Townsend regularly strolls along Whitby beach or on the clifftops and chose to use the landscape as the setting for his fourth novel, entitled Ghostly Images.
Set in Whitby in 1894, the novel centres around a pair of “spirit” photographers.
When ghostly images appear on photographs of young women slain by the Whitby Ripper, the men begin to wonder if the infamous Tate Camera has predicted their death and exposed a killer.
Ghostly images is priced at £9.99 and is available from The Whitby Bookshop, LL Publications and online through Amazon.