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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of The Ocean

Posted by demonik on January 24, 2016

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Ocean (Gray Friar, Jan. 2016)

TERROR TALES OF THE OCEAN

Neil Williams

Terry Grimwood – Stuka Juice
Ship of the Dead
Stephen Laws – The End of the Pier
The Swirling Sea
Steve Duffy – Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed
Meg
Lynda E. Rucker – The Seventh Wave
The Palmyra Curse
Adam Nevill – Hippocampus
Gelatinous
Conrad Williams – The Offing
Blood and Oil
Peter James – Sun Over the Yard Arm
Echoes of an Eldritch Past
Simon Strantzas – First Miranda
Sharkbait
Simon Clark & John B. Ford – The Derelict of Death
Horrific Beasts
Jan Edwards – The Decks Below
The Flying Dutchman
Paul Finch – Hell in the Cathedral
From the Hadean Deep
Adam Golaski – Hushed Will Be All Murmurs
Mer-Killers
Robert Shearman – And This Is Where We Falter

 

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Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Scottish Highlands

Posted by demonik on June 24, 2015

Out now from Gray Friar Press, the eighth volume in this consistently splendid series

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Scottish Highlands (Gray Friar, June 2015)

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Cover illustration: Neil Williams

Ian Hunter – Skye’s Skary Places
Phantoms in the Mist
Helen Grant – The Dove
Prey of the Fin-Folk
Barbara Roden – Strone House
The Well of Heads
Tom Johnstone – Face Down In The Earth
The Vanishing
William Meikle – The Dreaming God Is Singing Where She Lies
The Curse of Scotland
Rosie Seymour – The Housekeeper
From Out The Hollow Hills
Peter Bell – The Executioner
Saurians of the Deep
John Whitbourn – You Must Be Cold
Glamis Castle
Sheila Hodgson – The Fellow Travellers
Daemonologie
Graeme Hurry – Shelleycoat
Evil Monsters
Craig Herbertson – The Other House, The Other Voice
The Mull Plane Mystery
DP Watt – Myself/Thyself
The Bauchan
Carl Barker – Broken Spectres
The Big Grey Man
Gary Fry – Jack Knife
Tristicloke the Wolf
Johnny Mains – The Foul Mass At Tongue House
The Drummer of Cortachy
Carole Johnstone – There You’ll Be

Blurb:
The Scottish Highlands, picturesque home to grand mountains and plunging glens. But also a land of bitterness, betrayal and blood-feud, where phantom pipers lament callous slaughters, evil spirits haunt crag and loch, and ancient monsters roam the fogbound moors …

The Black Wolf of Badenoch
The deformed horror at Glamis
The witch coven of Auldearn
The faceless giant of Ben Macdui
The shrieking voices on Skye
The feathered fiend of Glen Etive
The headless killer at Arisaig

And many more chilling tales by William Meikle, Helen Grant, Barbara Roden, Carole Johnstone, DP Watt and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

Order your copy direct from Gray Friar Press

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Joel Lane & Tom Johnstone (eds.) – Horror Uncut

Posted by demonik on September 27, 2014

Joel Lane & Tom Johnstone (eds.) – Horror Uncut  (Grey Friar Press, Sept. 2014)

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Cover illustration: Neil Williams

Tom Johnsone – Foreword

Joel Lane – A Cry for Help
Simon Bestwick – The Battering Stone
Priya Sharma – The Ballad of Boomtown
John Llewellyn Probert – The Lucky Ones
Stephen Hampton – The Sun Trap
Gary McMahon – Only Bleeding
Anna Taborska – The Lemmy / Trump Test
John Howard – Falling into Stone
Laura Lauro – Ptichka
Stephen Bacon – The Devil’s Only Friend
David Williams – The Procedure
Rosanne Rabinowitz – Pieces of Ourselves
John Forth – A Simple Matter of Space
David Turnbell – The Privilege Card
Alison Littlewood – The Ghost at the Feast
Andrew Hook – The Opaque District
Thana Niveau – No History of Violence

Tom Johnstone – Afterword

Blurb
‘We’ve all heard rumour: that the austerity measures will be over by Christmas. That there will be a Christmas…’ ” But now the prime minister, in the opulent surroundings of a banqueting hall, has publicly called for permanent austerity.

The Con Dem Coalition government’s policies have brought real life horror stories: cancer patients bullied by the DWP, bereaved parents forced out of homes by the bedroom tax, pregnant migrants endangered by avoiding medical help in fear of hospital bills.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, Gray Friar Press presents macabre tales from the frontline of aus-terror-ty. We asked fine writers of horror to bring dark visions of a society blighted by poverty, debt and privatisation, exploring what ghosts, private madness and afterlife such a world might bring.

The anthology counters a culture encouraging ordinary people to scapegoat benefit claimants and migrant workers, show-casing fiction that examines the real roots of a crisis that causes hardship for many and lining the pockets of few.

Here you will encounter the…
…terrible price exacted for treatment in a private hospital…
…ancient curse on an abandoned housing development…
…torture gang of wealthy thugs who hunt the poor…
…suicidal apparitions encountered by a healthcare P.R. man…

Such acclaimed talents as Alison Littlewood, John Llewellyn Probert, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Gary McMahon, Anna Taborska, Joel Lane, Simon Bestwick, Andrew Hook, and Priya Sharma invoke a world where you queue to join the queues, personal space is strictly rationed, and sadistic game-shows control the population.

 

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Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Yorkshire

Posted by demonik on August 23, 2014

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Yorkshire  (Gray Friars Press, Sept. 2014)

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Neil Williams

Simon Avery – In October We Buried The Monsters
The Decapitation Device
Keris McDonald – The Coat Off His Back
Haunting Memories of the Past
Mark Morris – They Walk As Men
The Yorkshire Witches
Alison Littlewood – On Ilkley Moor
The Black Monk of Pontefract
Stephen Laws – The Crawl
The Woman in the Rain
Gary McMahon – Ragged
The Hobman
Christopher Harman – A True Yorkshireman
The Town Where Darkness Was Born
Mark Chadbourn – All Things Considered, I’d Rather Be In Hell
A Feast For Crows
Chico Kidd – The Demon of Flowers
City of the Dead
Stephen Bacon – The Summer of Bradbury
Radiant Beings
Rosalie Parker – Random Flight
Death in the Harrying
Simon Clark – The Rhubarb Festival
The Alien
Gary Fry – The Crack
The Boggart of Bunting Nook
Jason Gould – A Story From When We Had Nothing

Blurb:
Yorkshire – a rolling landscape of verdant dales and quaint country towns. But where industrial fires left hideous scars, forlorn ruins echo the shrieks of forgotten wars, and depraved killers evoke nightmare tales of ogres, trolls and wild moorland boggarts…

The stalking devil of Boroughbridge
The murder machine at Halifax
The hooded horror of Pontefract
The bloody meadow at Towton
The black tunnel of Renfield
The evil trickster of Spaldington
The shadow forms at Silverwood

And many more chilling tales by Alison Littlewood, Mark Morris, Stephen Laws, Simon Clark, Mark Chadbourn, and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of Wales

Posted by demonik on June 7, 2014

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Wales  (Gray Friar Press, June, 2014)

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Cover illustration: Paul Mudie

Ray Cluley – Under The Windings of the Sea
Legions of Ghosts
Steve Duffy – Old As The Hills
The Beast of Bodalog
Reggie Oliver – The Druid’s Rest
Night of the Bloody Ape
Simon Clark – Swallowing A Dirty Seed
The Devil Made Him Do It
Thana Niveau – The Face
Hoof-beats in the Mist
Steve Lockley – Don’t Leave Me Down Here
The Werewolf of Clwyd
Stephen Volk – Matilda of the Night
The Goblin Stone
Paul Lewis – The Sound of the Sea
A Quick Pint and a Slow Hanging
Tim Lebbon – The Flow
Doppelganger
Steve Jordan – The Offspring
Prophecy of Fire
Bryn Fortey – Dialled
The Dark Heart of Magnificence
Priya Sharma – The Rising Tide
The Hag Lands
Gary Fry – Apple of their Eyes
Beneath the Sea of Wrecks
John Llewellyn Probert – Learning the Language

Blurb:

Wales – ‘Land of my Fathers’, cradle of poetry, song and mythic rural splendour. But also a scene of oppression and tragedy, where angry spirits stalk castle and coal mine alike, death-knells sound amid fogbound peaks, and dragons stir in bottomless pools …

The headless spectre of Kidwelly
The sea terror off Anglesey
The soul stealer of Porthcawl
The blood rites at Abergavenny
The fatal fruit of Criccieth
The dark serpent of Bodalog
The Christmas slaughter at Llanfabon

And many more chilling tales by Stephen Volk, Tim Lebbon, Simon Clark, Priya Sharma, John Llewellyn Probert and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

 

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Paull Finch – Terror Tales Of The Seaside

Posted by demonik on October 29, 2013

Paull Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Seaside   (Gray Friar, Oct. 2013)

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Steve Upham

Reggie Oliver – Holiday From Hell
The Eerie Events At Castel Mare
Stephen Laws –  The Causeway
The Kraken Wakes
Stephen Volk –  The Magician Kelso Dennett
Forces Of Evil
Joseph Freeman –  A Prayer For The Morning
Hotel Of Horror
Sam Stone – The Jealous Sea
The Ghosts Of Goodwin Sands
Ramsey Campbell – The Entertainment
The Horse And The Hag
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Poor Weather Crossings Company
The Devil Dog Of Peel
R.B. Russell – Brighthelmstone
The Ghouls Of Bannane Head
 Robert Spalding – Men With False Faces
This Beautiful, Terrible Place
Gary Fry –  GG LUVS PA
In The Deep Dark Winter
Paul Finch –  The Incident At North Shore
The Walking Dead
Paul Kane –  Shells
Hellmouth
Kate Farrell –  The Sands Are Magic
Wild Men Of The Sea
Christopher Harman –  Broken Summer

Blurb:
The British Seaside – golden sands, toffee rock, amusement arcades. But also the ghosts of better days: phantom performers who if they can’t get laughs will get screams; derelict fun-parks where maniacs lurk; hideous things washed in on bitter tides …

The death ships of Goodwin …
The killer clowns of Bognor …
The devil fish of Guernsey …
The Night Caller of St. Derfyn …
The Black Mass at North Berwick …
The grisly revenge at Brighton …
The tortured souls of Westingsea …

And many more chilling tales by Stephen Laws, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Volk, Sam Stone, Simon Kurt Unsworth and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of London

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2013

Paul Finch (ed) – Terror Tales Of London   (Gray Friars Press, 2013)

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Cover Illustration: Steve Upham
Nina Allan – The Tiger 
London After Midnight
Roger Johnson – The Soldier
Queen Rat
Nicholas Royle – Train, Night
The Horror At Berkeley Square
Adam Nevill – The Angels Of London
Boudicca’s Bane
Gary Fry – Capital Growth
The Black Dog Of Newgate
Rosalie Parker – The Thames
The Other Murderers
Mark Morris – The Red Door
The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Barbara Roden – Undesirable Residence
Nosferatu In Highgate
Jonathan Oliver – The Horror Writer 
Butchery In Bleeding-Heart Yard
Christopher Fowler – Perry In Seraglio
The Monster Of Hammersmith
Marie O’Regan – Someone To Watch Over You
The Black Death Returns
David J. Howe – The Outcast Dead
What Stirs Below?
Anna Taborska – The Bloody Tower

Blurb:
The city of London – whose gold-paved streets are lost in choking fog and echo to the trundling of plague-carts, whose twisting back alleys ring to cries of “Murder!”, whose awful tower is stained with the blood of princes and paupers alike.
The night stalker of Hammersmith
The brutal butchery of Holborn
The depraved spirit of Sydenham
The fallen angel of Dalston
The murder den of Notting Hill
The haunted sewer of Bermondsey
The red-eyed ghoul of Highgate

And many more chilling tales from Adam Nevill, Mark Morris, Christopher Fowler, Nina Allen, Nicholas Royle, and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre

Coming soon: Available for Preorder from Gray Friar Press

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Simon Strantzas (ed.) – Shadows Edge

Posted by demonik on April 18, 2013

Simon Strantzas  (ed.) –  Shadows Edge  (Gray Friar Press, March 2013)

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Joel Lane – Echoland
Michael Cisco – The Penury
Richard Gavin – Tinder Row
Daniel Mills – The Falling Dark
Gary McMahon – The Old Church
D. P. Watt – … he was water before he was fire…
Ian Rogers – False North
Lisa L. Hannett – Morning Passages
R. B. Russell – At the End of the World
W. H. Pugmire – Within One Ruined Realm
Livia Llewellyn – Stabilimentum
Michael Kelly – Some Other You
Steve Rasnic Tem – Lost in the Garden of Earthly Delights
Peter Bell – The True Edge of the World
John Langan – Bor Urus
Blurb:
Thin places
Where worlds crash against each other, rippling soft spots through reality. Ancient portals through which the darkest nightmares seep, spreading uncertainty and doubt. These places haunt us, and from them shadows edge

A figure from the past, lying in a field
The unlikely three, bound by their quest
A high-rise apartment, where creatures crawl
The drive in the storm, through blurring edges
The brother, hiding from his sins

15 tales of numinous horror from some of the genre’s most exciting voices

ORDER NOW
£8.99 / $17 + P&P
http://www.grayfriarpress.com

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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of East Anglia

Posted by demonik on February 8, 2013

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of East Anglia   (Gray Friars, Sept. 2012)

Terror Tales of East Anglia

Cover artwork: Steve Upham

Paul Meloy & Gary Greenwood – Loose
The Most Haunted House in England
Christopher Harman – Deep Water
Murder in the Red Barn
Roger Johnson – The Watchman
The Woman in Brown
Simon Bestwick – Shuck
The Witchfinder-General
Steve Duffy – The Marsh Warden
Beware the Lantern Man!
Mark Valentine – The Fall of the King of Babylon
The Weird in the Wood
Gary Fry – Double Space
The Dagworth Mystery
Paul Finch – Wicken Fen
Boiled Alive
James Doig – Wolferton Hall
The Wandering Torso
Johnny Mains – Aldeburgh
The Killer Hounds of Southery
Alison Littlewood – Like Suffolk, Like Holidays
The Demon of Wallasea Island
Edward Pearce – The Little Wooden Box
The Dark Guardian of Wandlebury
Reggie Oliver – The Spooks of Shellborough
Blurb:
East Anglia – a drear, flat land of fens and broads, lone gibbets and isolated cottages, where demon dogs howl in the night, witches and warlocks lurk at every crossroads, and corpse-candles burn in the marshland mist …

The giggling horror of Dagworth
The wandering torso of Happisburgh
The vile apparitions at Wicken
The slavering beast of Rendlesham
The faceless evil on Wallasea
The killer hounds of Southery
The dark guardian of Wandlebury

And many more chilling tales by Alison Littlewood, Reggie Oliver, Roger Johnson, Steve Duffy and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

See Terror Tales of East Anglia thread on Vault Forum

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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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