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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds

Posted by demonik on February 23, 2012

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds   (Gray Friar Press, March, 2012)

Steve Upham

Cover illustration: Steve Upham

Alison Littlewood – In The Quiet And In The Dark
Fury From Beyond
Gary McMahon – Straw Babies
A Bizarre and Terrible Event
Reggie Oliver – Charm
The Grimmest Castle in All England
Christopher Harman – Hoxlip And After  
The Undead Who Wander The Wye
Simon Clark – The Shakespeare Curse
Oxford’s Black Assize
Thana Niveau – The Scouring
The Cannibal Feast
Steve Lockley – Wassailing
Bloodbath Under A Spectral Sun
Joel Lane – The Silent Dance
What Walks In Ettington Park?
Antonia James – Waiting For Nicky
The Satanic Slayings at Meon Hill
Ramsey Campbell – The Horror Under Warrendown
Worcester’s Most Odious Relic
Gary Fry – The Lurker
The Beast of St. John’s
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Cotswold Olimpicks
God’s Dire Warning
John Llewellyn Probert – A Taste of Honey, A Horror of Stone
Lovell’s Long Wait
Paul Finch – Bog Man

Blurb:
The Cotswolds – land of green fields, manor houses and thatched-roof villages, where the screams of ancient massacres linger in the leafy woods, faeries weave sadistic spells, and pagan gods stir beneath the moonlit hills …

The flesh-eating fiend of St. John’s
The vengeful spirit of Little Lawford
The satanic murders at Meon Hill
The ghastly mutilation at Wychavon
The demon dancers of Warwick
The cannibal feast at Alvington
The twisted revenant of Stratford-upon-Avon

And many more chilling tales by Ramsey Campbell, Simon Clark, Alison Littlewood, Gary McMahon, Reggie Oliver, Joel Lane and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Stephen Jones – A Book Of Horror

Posted by demonik on February 10, 2012

Stephen Jones (ed.) – A Book Of Horror   (Jo Fletcher, 2011)
Stephen Jones Book Of Horror
Cover: Les Edwards

Stephen Jones – What Ever Happened To Horror

Stephen King – The Little Green God Of Agony
Caitlin R. Kiernan – Charcloth, Firesteel, and Flint
Peter Crowther – Ghosts With Teeth
Angela Slatter – The Coffin Maker’s Daughter
Brian Hodge – Roots and All
Dennis Etchison – Tell me I’ll See You Again
John Ajivide Lindqvist – The Music Of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer
Ramsey Campbell – Getting It Wrong
Robert Shearman – Alice Through The Plastic Sheet
Lisa Tuttle – The Man In The Ditch
Reggie Oliver – A Child’s Problem
Michael Marshall Smith – Sad, Dark Thing
Elizabeth Hand – Near Zennor
Richard Christian Matheson – Last Words

Blurb:

Stephen Jones, Britain’s most acclaimed horror editor, has gathered together masters of the macabre from across the world in this cornucopia of classic chills and modern menaces. Within these pages you will discover the most successful and exciting writers of horror and dark fantasy today, with a spine-chilling selection of stories displaying the full diversity of the genre, from classic pulp style to more contemporary psychological tales, to cutting-edge terror fiction that will leave you uneasily looking ovcr your shoulder, or in the wardrobe, or under the bed …

A BOOK OF HORRORS: an original anthology of all-new horror and dark fantasy fiction, in all of its many and magnificent guises, by those devoted to the Dark Side.

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