On the Banks of the River Jordan

Written by John Reppion
Cover by Meggan Kehrli
Haunted History Series #7

Printings: March 2010 (150 copies)
Style: A5, staple-bound pamphlet
Length: 20 page

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 “Going through my notes I came across a mass of material concerning Princes Park—the Victorian park adjacent to where I live—which I gathered whilst researching my book 800 Years of Haunted Liverpool.

The thing is, even though I managed to include several pages of Toxteth tales in my book, there was so much I couldn’t include due to space restrictions. Much of this remainder data is still “raw”: photocopied newspaper articles, printouts, poorly written notes and the like. My first thought was that it should be possible to work through the data and turn it into something resembling a history of the park, but I must admit that I am already struggling. I’m sure there is an obvious angle, a path winding through these disparate elements that would draw the whole thing together, but I’m afraid I can’t see the wood for the trees at the moment.


“This small volume packs a punch with a surprise ending that will keep you up at night.” – Rebecca MacPherson, March 2010

“Having purchased it along with his ‘Haunted Liverpool’ book – and having visited the park several times when I lived in Liverpool – one can clearly guess the inspiration behind such a classic short horror story in the Lovecraftian tradition.” – Michael Molcher, March 2010

I’m a sucker for horror that blends the real and unreal, blurring the boundaries along the way and this story does it very well indeed.” – Colin Leslie, April 2010

Short yet entirely satisfying and enjoyable, for those of us who love a quick spine chill then this is well worth checking out, a great read.” – James MOMB, May 2010

In an appropriate time and place, reading On the Banks of the River Jordan can make one question their own security in a world filled with the spectres of bygone horrors, just like other great weird stories incorporating history do.” – Grim Blogger, May 2010

This is a beautifully crafted ghost story that blends reality and superstition into a seamless world that so closely resembles the real one that you can only hope the noises outside aren’t as nearby as they seem. “- Charity VanDeberg, June 2010


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