Description: Available for the first time in one volume, four novellas featuring Timmy Quinn, whose terrifying journey began in the 2004 Bram Stoker Award-Winning story The Turtle Boy.
Over the course of thirty years, we follow Timmy, a boy cursed with the ability to see ghosts and doomed to serve them, into adulthood, as he battles murderers and monstrous revenants in his struggle to find those responsible for violating the veil that separates the realm of the living from the land of the dead.
Included in Stage Whispers, you’ll find all four novellas in the series: The Turtle Boy, The Hides, Vessels, and Peregrine’s Tale, with an introduction by the author.
About the Author: Born and raised in Dungarvan, Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke is a Bram Stoker Award-winning author described as “a newcomer worth watching” (Publishers Weekly) and “one of the most original authors in contemporary horror” (Booklist).
Some of his works include the novels Kin, Master Of The Moors, Currency Of Souls, The Living, and The Hides, the novellas The Turtle Boy (Bram Stoker Award Winner, 2004), Vessels, Midlisters, Jack & Jill, and the collections Ravenous Ghosts, The Number 121 To Pennsylvania & Others (Bram Stoker Award-Nominee, 2009), and Theater Macabre.
Kealan also edited the anthologies: Taverns Of The Dead (starred review, Publishers Weekly), Brimstone Turnpike, Quietly Now (International Horror Guild Award Nominee, 2004), the charity anthology Tales From The Gorezone, Night Visions 12 (starred review, Publishers Weekly, British Fantasy Award & International Horror Guild Award nominee), and Dust & Shadow.
A movie based on his short story “Peekers”, directed by Mark Steensland (DEAD @ 17), and scripted by veteran novelist Rick Hautala (Bedbugs, The Mountain King), is currently available to watch on YouTube.
He recently played the male lead in Greg Lamberson’s film Slime City Massacre, the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic Slime City. The film is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and is scheduled for limited theatrical release this summer.
You can pick up the Kindle edition for only $4.99 here: Stage Whispers: The Collected Timmy Quinn