Dark Regions Press has announced a brand new collection by Allyson Bird, Wine and Rank Poison. The publisher currently offers the book in their collectible leather-bound Deluxe Lettered edition and their 100 Signed and Numbered Edition. Allyson Bird’s last collection won the British Fantasy Award and received six Honourable Mentions from editor Ellen Datlow. Every copy of Wine and Rank Poison includes an introduction and comes signed by legendary author Joe R. Lansdale.

Description: Revenge. Best served cold. Here are ten stories involving most of the deadly sins: greed, lust, envy, wrath, and pride. Strange stories woven in time and place from Ancient Greece to 1929 Odessa, Italy to the modern United States…stories that mix reality, mythology, legend, half-humans and the inhuman …

With the skill of the Borgia, Allyson doles out vengeance in the strangest of places and circumstances.

Bull Running for Girls, Allyson Bird’s debut collection, won the prestigious British Fantasy Society Award for Best Collection in 2009. Wine and Rank Poison consolidates her place in the weird fiction genre.

Here’s the trailer:

Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
  • The Black Swan of Odessa
  • The Twelfth Chair
  • Vulkodlak
  • Atalanta
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Convent at Bazzano
  • The Legacy
  • The Last Supper
  • Coney Island Green
  • For you, Faustine
  • Excerpt from the novel Isis Unbound


Deluxe Lettered Edition: 6”x9”, bound in leather, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author’s name, includes artsy end papers, signature page which is signed by both author and artist and Joe R. Lansdale, colored book ribbon with nice full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a beautiful slipcase and dust jacket.

100 Signed and Limited Hardcovers: 6”x9”, bound in leatherette, stamped on the spine with the title and author’s name, includes 80lb. natural vellum end papers, signed by the author and Joe R. Lansdale, colored book ribbon, multi-colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, and has a beautiful dust jacket.

You can order here: Wine and Rank Poison

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