This annual, non-themed anthology, edited by Mark Morris, is inspired by the old Pan and Fontana books of horror. As a fan of these books growing up, I’m all the more thrilled to be included in this inaugural volume.
The incredible cover art is by the one and only Vincent Chong, who produced the breathtaking cover for my novel, END TIMES. Check out his website HERE.
The full table of contents is below. So many great names, as you can see. So many great stories. I’m honoured to be among them.
ON THE TOUR – RAMSEY CAMPBELL
THE DOG’S HOME - ALISON LITTLEWOOD
FUNERAL RITES – HELEN MARSHALL
SLAPE – TOM FLETCHER
THE NIGHT DOCTOR – STEVE RASNIC TEM
DULL FIRE – GARY McMAHON
THE BOOK AND THE RING – REGGIE OLIVER
EASTMOUTH – ALISON MOORE
CARRY WITHIN SOME SMALL SLIVER OF ME – ROBERT SHEARMAN
THE DEVIL’S INTERVAL – CONRAD WILLIAMS
STOLEN KISSES – MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH
CURES FOR A SICKENED WORLD – BRIAN HODGE
THE OCTOBER WIDOW – ANGELA SLATTER
THE SLISTA – STEPHEN LAWS
OUTSIDE HEAVENLY – RIO YOUERS
THE LIFE INSPECTOR – JOHN LLEWELLYN PROBERT
SOMETHING SINISTER IN SUNLIGHT – LISA TUTTLE
THIS VIDEO DOES NOT EXIST – NICHOLAS ROYLE
NEWSPAPER HEART – STEPHEN VOLK
My story, “Outside Heavenly” is about a small-town policeman searching for the truth behind a mysterious house fire and a mutilated corpse. The tone is southern gothic. Think ANGEL HEART meets TRUE DETECTIVE, and you’ll be on the right track.
THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES will launch at FantasyCon in the UK in September 2014. In the meantime, there’s an interview about the anthology with Mark Morris HERE, and the official press release from Spectral Press—including all ordering information—can be found HERE.