B. M. Croker
Bithia Mary Croker (1848-1920) was an Irish-born novelist and a notable writer of ghost stories; most of her work concerned life and society in British India. 'To Let' is a ghost story set in the Raj. Having left very late in the season to travel into the hills from Lucknor to escape the fierce summer heat, Aggie Shandon asks for a friend's help in locating accommodation for herself, her two children and her sister-in-law, Susan. There is only one property available - Briarwood - and it is amazingly cheap. The two women are incredibly pleased with their summer home - until the monsoon season begins, and the reason for the low rent becomes apparent.