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David & David & Linden Riley [eds.] – Kitchen Sink Gothic 2

Posted by demonik on October 16, 2020

David & David & Linden Riley [eds.] – Kitchen Sink Gothic 2 (Parallel Universe, Oct. 2020)

Allen Koszowski

James Harper – The Ring on the Roof
Eric Nash – The Christmas Tree
Shaun Avery – Vlog’s Legs
David A. Sutton – The Capsule
Adrian Cole – Wake up Screaming
Paul Lewis – The Boy on the Train
Jonathan Mitchell – Double Exposure
Eric Ian Steele – Night Flight
Trevor Kennedy – The Lonely Passion of Jimmy Tate
Andrew Darlington – The Doomed Empire
Franklin Marsh – Real Life
Russell Hemmell – Stones are Breathing Tonight
Stephanie Ellis – Winter Discontent
Alyson Faye – The Adelphi
Mark Reece – Pain
Teika Marija Smits – This Little Piggy

This book is dedicated to the homeless in Britain today, who have to struggle for their existence in an increasingly hostile social climate.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will be given to homeless charities. It may never amount to a great deal but at least we hope it will do some good. And encourage others to help too.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kitchen-Sink-Gothic-David-Riley/dp/1916110959/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Daisy Butcher (ed.) – Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2020

Daisy Butcher (ed.) – Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic (British Library, 2019)

Enrique Bernardou

Cover design by Maurico Villamayor


Daisy Butcher – Introduction

Nathaniel Hawthorne – Rappaccini’s Daughter
Arthur Conan Doyle – The American’s Tale
Lucy H. Hooper – Carnivorine
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Giant Wistaria
H.G. Wells – The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
Edmond Nolcini – The Guardian of Mystery Island
M.R. James – The Ash Tree
Ambrose Bierce – A Vine on a House
Howard R. Garis – Professor Jonkin’s Cannibal Plant
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice in the Night
Edith Nesbit – The Pavilion
H.C. McNeile – The Green Death
Abraham Merritt – The Woman of the Wood
Emma Vane – The Moaning Lily

Blurb:
Strangling vines and meat-hungry flora fill this unruly garden of strange stories, selected for their significance as the seeds of the villainous (or perhaps just misunderstood) “killer plant” in fiction, film, and video games.
Step within to marvel at Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s giant wistaria and H. G. Wells’ hungry orchid; hear the calls of the ethereal women of the wood, and the frightful drone of the moaning lily; and do tread carefully around E. Nesbit’s wandering creepers…
Every strain of vegetable threat (and one deadly fungus) can be found within this new collection, representing the very best tales from the undergrowth of Gothic fiction.

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Darrell Buxton [ed] – 3rd BHF Book of Horror Stories

Posted by demonik on September 10, 2020

Darrell Buxton [ed] – 3rd BHF Book of Horror Stories  (BHF, Sept. 2020)


Paul Mudie

Darrell Buxton – Introduction

Richard Freeman – Cold Snap
Paul Newman – The Cold Hunger of Dead Wastelands
Tom Lee Rutter – Night of the Raven
Neil Pike – There’s No Businessss Like Showbusinessss
Darrell Buxton – Polish
Ian Taylor – An American Premonition in Lindos
Ken Shinn – Fattening Frogs for Snakes
W.R. McKay – The Connoisseur
Fritz Maitland – Death’s Head
James Stanger – The Half-Deads: The Third Chronicle of Pain
Tony Earnshaw – Special Weapons Division
Daniel McGachey – Last Departure from Hobbs End
Darrell Buxton – Mister Fixit
Eric McNaughton – It Could Have Been So Different…
Ken Shinn – A Modest Proposal
Wayne Mook – Mr Hillsings’ Dinner
Darrell Buxton – Good for the Soul
Ken Shinn – The Naked Ape: A Tale from the Monster Club
Paul Newman – Blood Ties
Martin Dallard – The Beast Must Live…!
Jolyon Yates – Cruelty Free
Darrell Buxton – The First Horror Movie
Samantha Crosby – Pillage of the Damned
Jez Conolly – Nuggets
Tony Earnshaw – Raw
Franklin Marsh – OfficeTech Intra-Personal Relationships Course – October 30th 11 p.m.
Darrell Buxton – Painting With Light
Martin Dallard – Eden: The Paradise That Never Was
Ian Taylor – Taking it Seriously
Ken Shinn – Incident Report: The Halley Incident
Nadia Mook – The Shop
Jason D. Brawn – Death and Loneliness
Neil Pike – Dog Star
Ian Millsted – A Hungarian Vampire in London
Ian Taylor – Minister of the Sinister

Contributors
Artist credits

Blurb:

It is time to keep your appointment…with Fear!
A notorious serial murderer survives to perpetuate his deadly deeds…
Monstrous childhood memories resurface to plague a troubled soul…
A newly opened cinema may he inhabited by the spectre of a vintage movie star – or possibly something worse…
Violent teenage gang members encounter an even more terrifying threat in the woods…

Vampires, zombies, ghouls, monsters, and all-too-human psychos step out of the screen and secrete themselves between the covers of our latest creepy collection – more than 30 terror tales to frighten even the hardiest horror hounds! These petrifying pages contain spine-chilling stories galore, each one a sinister spin on characters or situations from classic and cult British horror movies. Haunted by Hammer? Agitated by Amicus? Tormented by Tigon? Then step this way – you sound like our perfect victim, erm, reader ….

Available now via Lulu World Classics

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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead

Posted by demonik on July 6, 2020

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead (Ulysses Press, 2011)

what!design

Acknowledgments
Stephen Jones – Introduction: The Restless Dead
Richard L. Tierney – The Revenant (verse)

M. R. James – A Warning to the Curious
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Door
Reggie Oliver – Hand to Mouth
Richard Matheson – Two O’Clock Session
Paul McAuley – Inheritance
Sarah Pinborough – Grandmother’s Slippers
Peter Atkins – The Mystery
Christopher Fowler – Poison Pen
Ramsey Campbell – Return Journey
Lisa Tuttle – Grandfather’s Teeth
Basil Copper – Ill Met by Daylight
John Gordon – The Place
R. B. Russell – The Bridegroom
Kim Newman – Is There Anybody There?
Conrad Williams – Wait
Richard Christian Matheson – City of Dreams
Tanith Lee – A House on Fire
John Gaskin – Party Talk
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Hurting Words
Robert Silverberg – The Church at Monte Saturno
Neil Gaiman – The Hidden Chamber (verse)
Robert Shearman – Good Grief
Karl Edward Wagner – Blue Lady, Come Back
Michael Marshall Smith – The Naughty Step

About the Editor

Blurb:

The Restless Dead.

Life is over but the dead live on. Within the drafty rooms of an old house, a tarnished locket tumbles to the floor. The haunted souls of the dearly departed are still among us. Ghosts, phantoms, revenants, lost souls — all these troubled spirits have unfinished business on this side of the veil. Doomed to seek out mortal answers, unable to rest until in death they accomplish what they failed to achieve in life.

This hair-raising collection of haunted tales brings together both new writers and celebrated masters — Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Richard Matheson, Michael Marshall Smith and others — for the ultimate collection from beyond the grave.

The characters in each chilling tale are spirits, without bodies but still floating in our world. Some are motivated by love, others by loss or guilt. But sometimes they are driven by much stronger emotions, menacing and diabolical motives that take us up from our reading to check the hallways, secure the locks and question how firmly anchored we ourselves are to our world.

 

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Marie O-Regan & Paul Kane [eds] – Cursed

Posted by demonik on February 28, 2020

An anthology of Dark Fairy Tales

Marie O-Regan & Paul Kane [eds] – Cursed (Titan, March 2020)

Marie O-Regan & Paul Kane – Introduction

Jane Yolen – Castle Cursed (verse)
Christina Henry – As Red As blood, As White As Snow
Neil Gaiman – Troll Bridge
Catriona Ward – At That Age
Jen Williams – Listen
M. R. Carey – Henry and the Snakewood Box
James Brogden – Skin
Maura McHugh – Faith and Fred
Karen Joy Fowler – The Black Fairy’s Curse
Christopher Golden – Wendy Darling
Charlie Jane Anders – Fairy Werewolf vs Vampire Zombie
Michael Marshall Smith – Look Inside
Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple – Little Red
Angela Slatter – New Wine
Lilith Saintcrow – Haza and Ghani
Christopher Fowler – Hated
Alison Littlewood – The Merrie Dancers
Tim Lebbon – Again
Margo Lanagan – The Girl From the Hell
Jane Yolen – Castle Waking (verse)

About the Authors
About the Editors
Acknowledgements

Blurb:
ALL THE BETTER TO READ YOU WITH
It’s a prick of blood, the bite of an apple, the evil eye, a wedding ring or a pair of red shoes. Curses come in all shapes and sizes, and they can happen to anyone – not just those of us with unpopular step-parents …..
Here you’ll find unique twists on curses, from fairy tale classics to brand new hexes of the modern world – expect new monsters and mythologies as well as twists on well-loved fables. Stories to shock and stories of warning, stories of monsters and stories of magic.
EIGHTEEN TIMELESS FOLKTALES. NEW AND OLD

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Justin Marriott [ed] – Pulp Horror: All Review’s Special

Posted by demonik on February 2, 2020

Justin Marriott [ed] – Pulp Horror: All Review’s Special (Paperback Fanatic, Jan. 2020)

Josh Kirby

Blurb:
130 reviews of vintage horror paperbacks, comics and pulps. 115 pages black-and-white, fully illustrated with many covers. Movie tie-ins, natures-run-amok, occult detectives, possessed teenagers, punk rock werewolves, Cthulhu mythos and much more.

Reviewers:
Ben Boulden, James Doig, Andreas Decker, Kev Demant, Jeff Popple, Jim O’Brien, Penny Tesarek, Tom Tesarek, Simon Ruleman, Justin Marriott

Available from:

Am*z*n.uk

Am*z*n

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Paul Finch [ed.] – Terror Tales of North West England

Posted by demonik on October 23, 2019

Paul Finch [ed.] – Terror Tales of North West England (Telos, 2019)


Neil Williams

Jason Gould – Normal Bones
The Lost Lads of Rivington
Cate Gardner – The Mute Swan
The Resurrection Men
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Factory Rook
Night Fall’s Over Pendle
John Travis – Tight Straws and Wire Mesh
The Lancashire Boggarts
Edward Pearce – A Weekend Break
Lord Combermere’s Ghost
David A. Riley – Writer’s Cramp
Screaming Skulls
Christopher Harman – Wet Jenny
Land of Monsters
Stephen Gallagher – The Drain
Chingle Hell
Peter Bell – Only Sleeping
Of Gods and Ghosts
Sam Stone – Peeling the Layers
The Borgias of the Slums
Ramsey Campbell – Root Cause
The Horror at the Gatehouse
Anna Taborska – Formby Point
Hill of Mysteries
Simon Bestwick – Below
The Vengeance of Bannister Doll
Solomon Strange – Old Huey
A Vision of His Own Destruction
Paul Finch – The Upper Tier

Blurb:

England’s majestic Northwest, land of rain-washed skies, dark forests and brooding, windswept hills. Famous too for its industrial blight and brutal persecutions; a realm where skulls scream and witches wail, gallows creak and grave-robbers prowl the long, black nights …

The hideous scarecrows of Lune
The heathen rite at Knowsley
The revenge killings in Preston
The elegant ghost of Combermere
The berserk boggart of Moston
The malformed brute on Mann
The walking dead at Haigh Hall

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

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Dave Brzeski [ed] – Shadmocks and Shivers: New Tales Inspired by the Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Posted by demonik on October 19, 2019

Dave Brzeski [ed] – Shadmocks and Shivers: New Tales Inspired by the Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes (Shadow Publishing, Oct. 2019)

Jim Pitts

Dave Brzeski – Foreword

Cardinal Cox – Monster Rights
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Gibbering Ghoul of Gomershal
Tina Rath – An Episode in the Life
Simon Clark – Murder Machines
Adrian Cole – Shadmocks only Whistle
Marion Pitman – A Day with the Professor
John Llewellyn Probert – Madame Orloff’s Last Stand
Fred Adams, jnr. – Family Plot
Josh Reynolds – The Creeping Crawlers of Clavering
I. A. Watson – Mr. Begot’s Bespoke Mantles
William Meikle – Temptations Unlimited
Theresa Derwin – Single and Sparkly Dot Com
Pauline Dungate – Fetch!
John Linwood Grant – Marjorie Learns to Fly
Stephen Laws – Fire Damage

Robert Pohle – My Necromance with Chetwynd-Hayes’s Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories
Contributors

Blurb
Stories inspired by “The Prince of Chill”
Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes, England’s very own Prince of Chill would have been 100 years old in 2019.
To celebrate this, 15 of the finest authors in the supernatural genre have come together to pen new tiles of ‘The Monster Club’, ‘Clavering Grange’, ‘Temptations Unlimited,’ ‘Madame Orloff’, Vampires, Ghosts and, of course, Shadmocks!

 

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Bloomsbury Pulp fair now rescheduled for 24-11-2019

Posted by demonik on September 16, 2019

The forthcoming Paperback & Pulp Fair at the Royal National has been rescheduled due to hotel refurbishment.

New date:

Royal National Hotel
38-51 Bedford Way
Russell Square
London WC1H 0DG

Sunday 24 November 2019

9-30 – 3pm. Admission £1.50 (also covers entry to the ephemera & postcard fair). Dealers tables £55 each.

For more information, please email organiser Neil Pettigrew:
harry.npATvirgin.net (substitute AT with @)

Please spread the word.

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Mike Ashley [ed.] – The Platform Edge

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2019

Mike Ashley [ed.] – The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways (British Library, 2019)

Enrique Bernardou

Mike Ashley – Introduction

Departures in the Light:

Victor L. Whitechurch – The Strange Story of Engine Number 651
Zoe Dana Underhill – The Conductor’s Story
Anonymous – A Desperate Run
W. G. Kelly – A Smoking Ghost
L. G. Moberby – A Strange Night
Huan Mee – The Tragedy in the Train
Mary Louisa Molesworth – The Man with the Cough
Perceval Landon – Tailhead
Edgar Wallace – The Barford Snake
Dinah Castle – A Ghost on the Train

Approaches in the Dark:

Rosemary Timperley – The Underground People
T. G. Jackson – A Romance of the Piccadilly Tube
E. F. Benson – In The Tube
A. J. Deutsch – A Subway Named Möbius
Michael Vincent – The Last Train
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Underground

Return to the Light?

F. Scott Fitzgerald – A Short Trip Home
Ramsey Campbell – The Companion

Blurb:
The Platform Edge is a collection of the greatest stories of strange happenings on the tracks.
In this express service into the unknown, passengers join the jostling of the daily commute, a subway car disappears into another dimension without a trace, while a tragic derailment on a lonely hillside in the Alps torments the locals with its nightly repetition.
From the open railways of Europe and America to the pressing dark of the London Underground, The Platform Edge is the perfect travelling companion for unforgettable journeys into the supernatural.

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