8 interlinked stories tell the tale of a mysterious woman and her involvement in a rash of suicides in Victorian London.
This is my first read by Machen and I really enjoyed the structure he used to tell this story of pagan horror. Each chapter reveals a small portion of the story, the different strands are brought together at the end to a satisfying conclusion, very clever.
Whilst I didn't find this very shocking, I can imagine it would have caused quite a stir in its day.
Thought provoking, quiet horror and a great incentive to pick up more of his work.