A Kingston College lecturer is celebrating the launch of his fourth novel.
Simon Corbin teaches Functional Skills in English at the College and has published four books since 2010. Simon spoke about the inspiration for his latest book, Black Dog: “I believe I saw the ghost dog that is featured while I was doing my teacher training in Norfolk, in the year 2000 – shortly before I joined Kingston College.”
Simon then living in King’s Lynn and working in Hunstanton, was driving on the A149 on a bright summer’s day when he saw a large black dog racing across the carriageway. In true ghostly fashion, the creature appeared from (and vanished into) thin air. Intrigued, Simon researched the apparition and discovered he’d witnessed a legendary East Anglian ‘Hellhound’, Black Shuck. Furthermore, Simon’s research confirmed the A149 as one of Shuck’s known haunts.
Black Shuck is the same centuries-old folklore legend adopted by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles.’ However, while Conan Doyle relocated Shuck to Devon, Simon Corbin’s Black Dog keeps the devil dog in his original East Anglian locale and sets the action in the present day.
A compelling fusion of the Crime and Horror genres, Black Dog is available now on Amazon here in both paperback and Kindle formats.