Scottish Ghost Tour Company Launches Anthology of Horror

“We understand the business of horror, so who better than us to publish a horror anthology?  Our aim was simple. Spread a little horror around.” City of the Dead Tours

Black Hart Entertainment who runs City of the Dead Tours, an Edinburgh-based ghost tour company, has launched its very own Horror Anthology – a compilation of short stories by new and established writers from around the world.

Book of the Dead is a compilation of 14 stories, the result of a competition run by the award-winning tour company which saw it inundated with hundreds of entries. The anthology also includes stories by established, award winning writers such as Scottish authors David MacPhailCatherine MacPhail and playwright Anita Sullivan.

Jan Henderson, Owner of Black Hart Entertainment / City of the Dead Tours as well as an award-winning author, said:

“Our tours tell the history of Edinburgh’s past. Our tour guides are all storytellers who take their listeners on a journey through the city’s history and its horror, often eliciting very strong emotion. That emotion is usually terror but that’s our job and we are very good at what we do.

We understand the business of terror, what makes people jump and gives them goose bumps; so who better to compile a book of horror stories.”

“We also wanted to give other storytellers the opportunity to share their work and we’re thrilled to publish work by first-time authors from as far away as Australia.”


But this isn’t your average book of horror stories, the anthology isn’t full of vampires or zombies and comedy features prominently. Well, that is as long as you find death funny….

The anthology is available in paperback or as an e-book from the company’s website: or Amazon.


For more information, interviews and images, please contact:

Jan Henderson, Black Hart Entertainment / City of the Dead Tours

0131 225 9044; +44 (0) 7715422750;



Book of the Dead is the first work published by Black Hart Entertainment which runs City of the Dead Tours in Edinburgh.

The Horror Anthology contains 14 stories by first-time and established authors from across the globe. Authors hail from the UK, Ireland, the USA, Germany and Australia.

The anthology is the result of a competition run by Black Hart Entertainment / City of the Dead Tours to uncover new and exciting horror writers wherever they may dwell. The winning entries were picked by ordinary readers who love horror stories, not writing aficionados or ‘expert’ authors.

City of the Dead Tours is an Edinburgh-based Ghost Tour Company that has been scaring the bejeezus out of locals and tourists alike for nearly 20 years. Named ‘Britain’s Best Ghost Walk’ by, Yahoo! Travel and Virgin Media, one of Edinburgh’s top 10 attractions by USA Today and ‘Edinburgh’s Best Ghost Tour’ by Lonely Planet.  

It has also been short-listed for the prestigious Screamie Awards (3 times) and winner of ScareTour’s ‘Best Ghost Tour’ Award.  Recommended by Trip Advisor for several years (including their 2017 Best Halloween Events).

City of the Dead Tours run tours into Edinburgh’s Underground City and Greyfriars Kirkyard on a daily basis. They also have sole access sole access to Edinburgh’s Covenanter’s Prison and the Black Mausoleum – the lair of the Mackenzie Poltergeist. The Mackenzie Poltergeist is now regarded as the best documented supernatural case of all time – the subject of books as well as scores of television documentaries, newspaper articles and websites.

The tours are and designed by best-selling historical author and award winning novelist J A Henderson.