Little Sister Death
A novel by William Gay
Narrated by T. Ryder Smith
Recorded at Recorded Books studios, NYC
This horror story from the Southern gothic author Gay (Twilight), who died in 2012, takes the popular Bell Witch ghost tale as its direct inspiration. David Binder, a budding author in his early 30s, resides in Chicago with his wife, Corrie, where he works his day job at an aircraft parts plant. He breaks through when his debut novel is published in 1980 to much critical acclaim but only tepid commercial sales. After his follow-up novel gets rejected, Binder’s literary agent advises him to write a horror novel, which is the current hot-selling genre. He decides to base his third novel on the Bell Witch legend and relocates his family, including his young daughter, Stephanie, to Beale Station, in his native state of Tennessee, to conduct book research. The Binders live in the old homestead, “a ruined backwoods mansion,” where the Bell Witch ghost incidents occurred in the early 19th century.
- Publishers Weekly