On 25 March 2013 Shadow Publishing will be issuing Horror! Under The Tombstone, a reprint in one volume of the long out of print “New Writings in Horror and the Supernatural” volumes 1 & 2 (1971/1972). Stories by Ramsey Campbell, Robert Holdstock, David A. Riley, Kenneth Bulmer, E. C. Tubb and Rosemary Timperley feature in this blast from the past. Twenty-three stories in all. UK price £10.99. Special offer on copies ordered pre-publication date: £8.50 (Plus postage).
Description: Imagine the Sixties and Seventies … Hammer films and American International Pictures … The time of Plague of the Zombies, Lust for a Vampire, Quatermass and the Pit, Tales of Terror, The Haunted Palace and The Masque of the Red Death. Imagine we’re back there now. No mobile phones, no videotapes or DVDs, no personal computers. And iPads and Kindles are decades away. Where we are now, music is played on vinyl records with a stylus picking up the recorded sound on an old fashioned “radiogram” or a “portable” record player.
Horror stories had their emphasis on strong supernatural themes; this was an era when you could believe in vampires and strange otherworlds. Ghosts, demons, monsters, maniacs, black magic. These are the subject matter of this anthology of yarns from the deathly realm. A stage magician and his horrific secrets revealed to a meddling assistant. The bizarre appearance of an Arabian market in a Surrey garden. A railway station from which none of the ill-fated travellers can escape. A man searching for his lost wife in a dreamlike realm. A film director trying to capture the essence of a witches’ coven and its sacrifice … Twenty-three tales of horror, madness and dread from masters of the genre as Ramsey Campbell, David A. Riley, Robert P. Holdstock and others.
You can preorder this one from Amazon here: Horror! Under The Tombstone
Also forthcoming – The Whispering Horror by Eddy C. Bertin. The first English language collection by the one of our most distinguished European horror writers. Eddy Bertin has been writing fiction for over 40 years and his work has appeared in The Year’s Best Horror Stories, Weirdbook, Fantasy Crossroads, The Pan Book of Horror Stories and many other publications. With 14 stories and novellas, this collection will showcase Eddy’s work from his early days, such as ‘A Taste of Rain and Darkness’ (1969) to ‘A Whisper of Leathery Wings’ (1976) to ‘Dunwich Dreams, Dunwich Screams’ (2005). Eddy is the author of over 25 horror genre books, novels and collections and over 60 pulp, western, erotic and murder mysteries, under various pseuonyms. He has also published 20-plus novels for younger readers. The cover artist for this collection will be Harry O. Morris.
Learn more here: The Whispering Horror
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