Book review: The Green and the Black – William Meikle

  William Meikle comes up trumps again with this hugely satisfying short novel of creepy folk horror. The Green and the Black features a couple of familiar horror tropes, but never does it feel tired as books with these tropes often can. We have mysterious diary extracts that speak of strange green-eyed “wee folk” that…

Book review: Shadows Over Main Street vol 2 – Anthology

  It will need to be a pretty spectacular anthology to top what is on offer inside Shadows Over Main Street vol 2. Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward have assembled some brilliant writers who have delivered wonderful stories in this second volume of small-town, Lovecraftian style horror. The tales contained within this anthology aren’t the type that goes…

Book review: Peel Back the Skin – Grey Matter Press anthology

What a great time it is to be a reader of dark fiction. 2016 has seen readers swamped with books of exceptional high quality. If you are a regular here then you will probably be aware of my affinity towards Chicago’s premier publisher of speculative fiction, Grey Matter Press. I haven’t been disappointed with anything…