The Devil’s Hoof: A Gothic Tale
This is a classic horror story set in Ireland, written in the same style as the great Edwardian masters of terror, such as Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Arthur Conan Doyle. If you enjoyed reading Dracula, The Hound of the Baskervilles, or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - then this book was written for you.
. . . In the bleak winter of 1741, in the isolated village of Glenboyne, a series of horrific murders occur in the Dublin mountains. Daniel Parsons, an English official, is dispatched from Dublin Castle to investigate the crimes, and finds a community in the grip of terror, and unwilling to talk. What should he make of the rumours of a demonic creature sworn by the locals to be seen and heard at the scene of each killing? And why do bonfires light up the midnight sky at the summit of the mountaintop? But the truth is darker than he could ever have imagined.