The Hidden People
By Alison Littlewood
A chilling Gothic mystery from the bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season, perfect for fans of Susan Hill, The Coffin Path and The Silent Companions - 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
Curated by award-winning editor Stephen Jones and illustrated by bestselling writer and artist Clive Barker, author of THE BOOKS OF BLOOD, welcome to HORROROLOGY: 'a dozen bone-chilling tales by modern masters' (Barry Forshaw, Independent).'Stephen Jones knows horror . . . he's become one of the best guides to its shifting landscape' says Kirkus, and in HORROROLOGY, a follow-up to the bestselling A BOOK OF HORRORS, he has enticed terrifying storytellers including Clive Barker (THE SCARLET GOSPELS), Joanne Harris (A POCKETFUL OF CROWS), Kim Newman (ANNO DRACULA), Muriel Gray (THE TRICKSTER) and Michael Marshall Smith (HANNAH GREEN AND HER UNFEASIBLY MUNDANE EXISTENCE), amongst many others. A dozen all-new stories from some of the best talents in the field, they present 'a gamut of fear and sombre wonders demonstrating how horror writing can be both entertaining and challenging' (Maxim Jakubowski, Lovereading). Be warned: you are about to discover the true meanings of fear!
Hello and Goodbye
By Patrick McCabe
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
Hello Mr Bones
By Patrick McCabe
An evil puppet master and his flotilla of fiends reacquaint two reformed souls with the demons they thought they had defeated. Hello Mr Bones forms half of Hello and Goodbye: two dark tales from two deceased narrators - bottled-lightning treats that will make you gasp, gurn, shiver and squirm. Its sister title is Goodbye Mr Rat.
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.
Handling the Undead
By John Ajvide Lindqvist
'Reminiscent of Stephen King at his best. Best read by sunlight' Independent on SundaySomething very peculiar is happening in Stockholm. There's a heatwave on and people cannot turn their lights out or switch their appliances off. Then the terrible news breaks. In the city morgue, the dead are waking up.What do they want? What everybody wants: to come home.