|Died||May 8, 2006|
|Occupation||short story writer, translator|
She was brought up in the Welsh Border country (Herefordshire), and lived in London in later life though with periodic returns to the Wye Valley and the Black Mountains. An editor for a British publishing house, she edited Collins Crime Club titles for more than thirty years, from 1961-1993.
She authored six short story collections and four novels. Three of her stories were filmed for television. Several of her supernatural tales were inspired by travels in other countries, especially Germany.
Collections of ghost stories
- Snowfall and Other Chilling Events (1965)
- The Sin Eater and Other Scientific Impossibilities (1967)
- Davy Jones' Tale and Other Supernatural Stories (1971)
- Come and Get Me and Other Uncanny Invitations (1973)
- Dead Woman and Other Haunting Experiences (1975)
- In the Mist and Other Uncanny Encounters (1979)
- Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 146. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.