The Hidden People
By Alison Littlewood
The bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season returns with a chilling Victorian mystery - where superstition and myth bleed into real life with tragic consequences.Pretty Lizzie Higgs is gone, burned to death on her own hearth - but was she really a changeling, as her husband insists?Albie Mirralls met his cousin only once, in 1851, within the grand glass arches of the Crystal Palace, but unable to countenance the rumours that surround her murder, he leaves his young wife in London and travels to Halfoak, a village steeped in superstition.Albie begins to look into Lizzie's death, but in this place where the old tales hold sway and the 'Hidden People' supposedly roam, answers are slippery and further tragedy is just a step away . . .'This is an intriguing and unsettling scenario. Littlewood's descriptions are picturesque and her prose convincingly dated and beautifully lyrical' - Sunday Express
By Stephen Jones, Clive Barker
Among the shelves in the Library of the Damned is a book that is the most terrible of them all: The Lexicon of Fear. Now reprinted for your pleasure - and horror - are some of the secrets contained within, curated by the doyen of horror editors (Lovereading); Stephen Jones knows horror (Kirkus). 'A dozen bone-chilling tales by modern masters' Independent Here are all-new stories from some of the best talents in the field, presenting 'a gamut of fear and sombre wonders demonstrating how horror writing can be both entertaining and challenging' (Maxim Jakubowski, Lovereading). These are words that comprise the very language of horror itself, and the tales they tell are not for the faint-hearted. But be warned: once you have read them, there is no turning back; you are about to discover the true meanings of fear . . . Featuring spine-chilling stories from Clive Barker, Joanne Harris, Michael Marshall Smith, Muriel Gray, Kim Newman, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Shearman, Angela Slatter, Lisa Tuttle, Pat Cadigan, Mark Samuels and Reggie Oliver.
The Harlequin's Dance
By David Rain
The god Orok gave to his five children crystals to be embedded in a circle on the Rock of Being and Unbeing, whence had sprung the gods, the earth and all its peoples. This circle, known as The Orokon, ensured the harmony of life, until the dark god Koros plucked his crystal from the Rock and plunged the whole world into chaos and despair . . . In the village of Irion, the crippled boy known as Jemany Vexing lives with his dying mother and his fanatical Aunt Umbecca. Unable to walk, Jem is condemned to a wretched half-life, until he meets a mysterious dwarf. With his new strength comes a new friendship with the wild girl Catayane. as the horrors of the Bluejacket regime - the faction that overthrew the true king - begin, Jem becomes aware of his greater destiny: to find and reunite the five crystals of the Orokon. But he is not the only seeker . . .Originally released under the pseudonym Tom Arden
A Hard Day's Knight
By Simon R. Green
Private eye John Taylor has a supernatural gift for finding things - but when the legendary sword Excalibur finds him instead, he really wishes it hadn't . . .Most people would be happy to receive the legendary sword Excalibur in the mail one day, but private eye John Taylor knows better. The weapon is extremely powerful, but it is also extremely dangerous and - of course - a portent of perilous times to come.If he's going to find out more about the sword, and why he's been chosen to wield it, Taylor must find and investigate the Last Defenders of Camelot.And to do that, he's going to have to visit a place he fears more than even the Nightside . . . London Proper.A Hard Day's Knight is the eleventh title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series
Hell to Pay
By Simon R. Green
Private eye John Taylor has survived war in the Nightside, but it has left a power vacuum . . . one just begging to be filled.The war in the Nightside - the hidden netherworld in the heart of London - has come to an end, but now there is no one in charge, and plenty of ruthless people who will go to absurd lengths to take that power.Jeremiah Griffin, one of the last immortal humans, is one, but his plans are obstructed when his granddaughter disappears. It's no surprise when he calls on John Taylor to find her - after all, finding people is what he does - but the job is not as simple as it appears. And to make matters worse, someone - or something - is blocking Taylor's supernatural gift, so he'll have to work the old-fashioned way . . . and quickly.Hell to Pay is the seventh title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
Hex and the City
By Simon R. Green
Lady Luck wants to hire John Taylor to investigate the Nightside itself . . . this case is going to get personal.John Taylor is a private detective with a supernatural gift for finding things, but his latest case is different. Lady Luck has hired him to investigate the origins of the Nightside, the shadowy heart of London where it's always 3 a.m. But the further he delves into the history of the Nightside, the more Taylor realises the case might be related to the greatest mystery in his own life: exactly who - or what - his mother is. He's been warned: when it comes to his mother, the truth could be dangerous. In fact, it could be downright catastrophic - and not just for the Nightside, but for all of Existence. But John Taylor is an investigator: finding things is in his very nature. And now he's close to discovering the truth, nothing can stop him. No matter what the consequences.Hex and the City is the fourth title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
Heir to the Shadows
By Anne Bishop
The second in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop's captivating Black Jewels trilogy. Witch has come, but now she is lost in darkness - and the fate of everyone she loves hangs in the balance.For centuries, they have waited. Now Witch - the long-prophesised Queen who will bring freedom to the realms - has finally come. But she is lost in darkness, and has a long road to recovery ahead of her.While Saetan, her adopted father, waits for her to return to the living world, Daemon, the third side of the triangle needed to complete the prophecy, walks in the Twisted Kingdom on the edge of madness.As insidious whispers and dark schemes ferment treachery and betrayal, Witch must decide who she is, and what she will become. To protect those she loves, she must be more than an heir. She must become a Queen.'Stunning' - Liz Loves Books
Home Improvement: Undead Edition
By Harris Kelner
There's nothing like home renovation for finding skeletons in the closet. Now here's the perfect treat for any homeowner who's ever wondered, 'What's that creaking sound?' Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner return with an all-new collection, this time on the paranormal perils of Do-It-Yourself. As well as a brand-new Sookie Stackhouse story there are 13 more cautionary tales of home renovation by bestselling authors Patricia Briggs, Heather Graham and Melissa Marr, amongst others. This is an outstanding line-up of frightening and funny fixer-upper tales guaranteed to shake the foundations.