Necro Publications have put out some really great stuff in recent time and I am becoming a big fan of their books. The quality of content and some great looking cover art makes me a happy reader. “Beneath Ash and Bone” marks my first journey into the mind of D. Alexander Ward. I went into this not knowing a great deal about it but was … Continue reading Book Review: Beneath Ash and Bone – D. Alexander Ward.
“Alter” is my first read from Philip Fracassi. It is a wonderful slice of dark, cosmic horror. The terrific cover art is actually a little deceiving, but helps give the novelette more of an impact. I am a big fan of Lovecraftian influenced cosmic dread and “Alter” is a fine, fine example of the sort of quality work that is out there. I love how … Continue reading Book Review: Alter – Philip Fracassi
After the disappointment of my last read I was looking to get back on track and Hunter Shea’s ‘I Kill In Peace’ was just the sort of quick fire book I was looking for. I have enjoyed a number of Shea’s other works such as ‘They Rise’, ‘The Dover Demon’ and ‘Island of the Forbidden’. He has that classic American horror voice that provides good … Continue reading Book Review: Hunter Shea – I Kill In Peace.
Dallas Mullican arrived in 2015 with his debut novel ‘A Coin for Charon’ – a dark police procedural tale that introduced the world to Marlowe Gentry. This area of fiction is very crowded, so it’s important that if you are going to write in that genre you are able to deliver the goods. Joe Nesbo, Ian Rankin, Henning Mankell are all authors whose books grace … Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Age – Dallas Mullican
‘Granville’ by Alice J. Black and David Owain Hughes is the first book I have read by either of these two authors. Alice J. Black has recently popped up in a couple of anthologies and debuted with her YA novel ‘The Doors’ in 2014. David Owain Hughes likes to write a more visceral, bloody and gory style of horror (which I love!) He has been … Continue reading Book Review: Granville – Alice J. Black & David Owain Hughes
I took a bit of a punt on this collection of short stories from Israel Finn. I liked the title and had heard a couple of people say some nice things about it via Goodreads. Collections are one of my favourite things to read, in fact, I prefer a good collection of stories over a novel, but that’s just me. I am pretty sure that … Continue reading Book Review: Dreaming at the Top of my Lungs – Israel Finn
I live very near a small lake. The lake harbours a number of small to medium sized fish. But that’s not all…the lake is also home to some bloody huge eels. I often go down there to feed the ducks some bread with my kids. The eels like bread too! who knew? There is something about eels gives me the creeps. I don’t know what exactly … Continue reading Book Review: Crawling Darkness – Adam Cesare & Cameron Pierce
Grey Matter Press are one of my favourite publishers of dark fiction. John C. Foster is fast becoming one of my favourite writers. So, when I heard that the two of them were collaborating on the release of what would be Grey Matter Press’ first full novel, you can probably guess that I was suitably excited. ‘Mister White’ started off as a short story that … Continue reading Book Review: Mister White – John C. Foster
I’d never read anything from Kimota Publishing prior to this latest issue of Kzine. A few writers I am a fan of made the cut for this latest issue so I decided to part with my hard earned cash and take a look.. There are a lot of digital magazines out there in ebook land. I have tried many of them and have experienced varying … Continue reading Book Review: Kzine Issue #14