ChiZine Publications has announced that the special limited edition hardcovers of Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli and Napier’s Bones by Derryl Murphy are now available for pre-order from Horror Mall.

The first two books in ChiZine’s upcoming Spring 2011 line, this novella and novel jumpstart what is going to be a busy and interesting year for this small Toronto press.

Every Shallow Cut is a short novella by the four-time Bram Stoker award winning author Tom Piccirilli. The hardboiled dark fiction follows a nameless protagonist through the streets of New York as he shifts through the ashes of a failed career, marriage and family life. Joined by his bulldog Churchill, the narrator witnesses various tragedies and crimes, which bring out the killer in him. Not only is the storytelling as unique as the many hand-picked titles from ChiZine, but the short format of the novella is once again championed.

“Authors who have a pretty big profile like Tom often have a lot of projects they want to put out there, but with the bigger houses this isn’t possible,” remarks co-publisher Brett Alexander Savory. “Usually these fall into the short fiction category, and when Tom approached us with this novella, we count ourselves as lucky that we’re able to take on the smaller projects, because this one is just gold.”

Following Every Shallow Cut is Napier’s Bones by author Derryl Murphy, a novel that co-publisher Sandra Kasturi is very excited about.

“This book is really a world of something else,” notes Kasturi. “It’s an incredibly unique genre bending sci-fi story. Without giving too much of it away, Derryl has created this detailed world of mathematical alchemy and possession and interwoven it beautifully with historical fact. Needless to say, he really went out of his way to do his homework on this one, and I can’t wait to share it with our readers.”

Both books will be available on March 15, 2011 in trade paperback editions as well as DRM-free eBooks in Kindle, ePub, and PDF formats. As always, CZP will be offering a 30% discount off the cover price for all trade paperbacks purchased directly from them.

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