Tag: horror fiction

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson – The Folio Edition

I was told by a few people to read this book, many of those people also told me that this book changed their lives and the way they approached horror. Others said that this book is a must-read that delivers horror in a way no other book has. High praise indeed! So, when Folio Society

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Return to Shallow Creek Short Story Competition

We are delighted to announce The Return To Shallow Creek Short Story Competition is now open for entries! We are also excited to reveal Shallow Creek’s new characters and locations – and a sinister new storyline – The Blue Moon Circus has arrived at Shallow Creek, but people have been mysteriously vanishing…could the two be

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Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca

STORGY’s Novella of the Year 2021 ‘Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke is a masterpiece of disturbing fiction, utterly beguiling and beautifully horrific. Eric LaRocca is one of the brightest minds writing horror today!’ This is the emergence of a masterful storyteller and a book that is destined for greatness – don’t sleep

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula – The Folio Society Edition

Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a book that every horror fan should read. Illustration ©Angela Barrett from The Folio Society edition of Dracula It’s a classic after all, and as a horror author I felt a slight bit of shame that I’d not read it before, but I’m glad that I rectified that with the Folio Society edition

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Pearl by Josh Malerman

‘Pearl’ by Josh Malerman is a masterpiece, that’s right, I said it. Formally known as ‘On This, The Day of The Pig’ and given a limited edition release, ‘Pearl’ is a rebranding of sorts, it is now publishing through Del Rey Books and I for one am thrilled by this news, as it means a

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The Strange Thing We Become and Other Dark Tales by Eric LaRocca

Two of these stories had appeared in a limited edition (now super rare book) ‘A Bright Enchanted Suffering’ which Eric pulled from publication at the very moment it was about to go live. So I’d read those two before, but I was very excited to see if the other stories he’d been compiling would stand

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Below by Kev Harrison

Well Kev Harrison has done it again – another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for me! He’s crafted a delightfully dark and mischievous tale of caving, or exploring and folklore – the Knockers are something I know about from my own research and was delighted to see them mentioned in this story. With prose that is quick and

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Someone To Share My Nightmares by Sonora Taylor

Whether it is short fiction or longer works Sonora Taylor’s name is synonymous with nightmares and disturbing fiction. I’m a huge fan of Taylor’s work and when the opportunity arose to get an ARC of her latest collection ‘Someone to Share My Nightmares’ I enjoyed being able to peek behind the curtain, I stood there

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The Ruin of Delicate Things by Beverley Lee

The Ruin of Delicate Things is a Gothic romp of a novel that combines the beauty of past masters into a meandering tale of grief, guilt, tragedy, retribution and healing of past wrongs. Also what a title – it perfectly sums up this book, and what it does to you if you fall under its

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The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

The Slasher genre has a mythic status for some, and it is easy to see why: few genres encapsulate the primal fears and survival urge of the human race, and women in particular, the way a Slasher does. Grady Hendrix’s latest novel The Final Girl Support Group goes some way to answering the question of

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