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The Ninth Black Book: Editor Charles Black – reviewed

          Contents John Llewellyn Probert – The Anatomy Lesson Craig Herbertson – The Mall Simon Bestwick – Salvaje Gary Fry -Pet David Williamson – Ashes To Ashes Anna Taborska – The Apprentice Sam Dawson – Life Expectancy Paul Finch – What’s Behind You? Gary Power – Ben’s Best Friend Thana Niveau […]

Horror World

Another excellent review of Charles Black’s latest Black Book.

D.F. Lewis Realtime Review of The Screaming Book of Horror

The enigmatic D.F Lewis, hobbyist editor, publisher and writer offers a ‘realtime review’ of the ‘Sceaming Book of Horror’ edited by Johnny Mains here. . My story ‘The Iron Cross’, comes off apparently unscathed ‘ a satisfyingly substantive story, very well-written, one that I think I need to reread, as the plot is sophisticated and […]

The Ninth Black Book of Horror

Two very positive reviews of the The Ninth Black Book of Horror here Vault of Evil

Irish tales of Terror: Jim McGarry

Having found a different toad I thought it’s time to review this Irish collection. Incidentally, it must have a look-in as the most inappropriate cover as there are no toads in Ireland; I have it on good authority that they were banished by St Pat. Blurb IRELAND — the land of legend, where pixies, ghosts […]

Algernon Blackwood The Dance of Death

The troubling Algernon Blackwood  in the shape of The Dance of Death. Six tales by Blackwood is probably the exact size for appreciation and I’d question a ‘best of’ as I get the impression that Blackwood is a consistently good writer who almost always fails to deliver great. We have to take into account that […]

School: The Seventh Silence, reviewed by Black Abyss

“Craig Herbertson has created a marvellous fantastical adventure with a deep and dark undercurrent…” One of the nice comments made by Leslie of the Black Abyss, in reviewing School: The Seventh Silence. The full review can be found here: There are a few hard copies still available in a box under my desk. just […]

“Back From The Dead” Mains, nominated for BFS Award

Back From The Dead, edited by Johnny Mains and published by Noose & Gibbet Press, has been nominated for the British Fantasy Society award for Best Anthology. The anthology was a tribute to the legendary Pan Horror Anthologies and as well as some new stories by living Pan authors contained a few of the old […]

With Deepest Sympathy. Johnny Mains. Realtime Review

I’ll try to avoid them but their may be inadvertent spoilers: With Deepest Sympathy by Johnny Mains. Here we have Fourteen Tales of the odd and twisted and a foreword and afterward by two well respected authors in the genre. Perhaps Johnny Mains’ name was not in the collective imagination of the Horror public a […]

‘Soup’ on Vault of Evil

Demonik, the grandmaster of the Vault of Evil, just said one of the nicest things any reviewer has said about my work. The story Soup was published in the much acclaimed ‘The Fourth Black Book Of Horror’ edited by Charles Black. As we go into that Pagan ceremony of New Year I might make this […]