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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: http://www.blackabyss.co.uk/2011/07/school-the-seventh-silence-by-craig-herbertson/ 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 […]

Seventh Black Book of Horror review: Page Horrific

Another good review for the Seventh Black Book of Horror has appeared online. Number Eight should be out next year and sadly I didn’t make the pitch. On the other hand it gives me the opportunity to write an entirely objective review for a change which I’ve very much looking forward to. http://pagehorrific.blogspot.com/2010/12/seventh-black-book-of-horror-selected.html

The Seventh Black Book of Horror: Charles Black

Following with pygmy feet in the giant footsteps of D.F. Lewis here is a real time review of ‘The Seventh Black Book of Horror’. I had no idea that Thana Niveau was a writer having briefly met her not far from Brighton Pier in the company of the renowned master of horror John Llewellyn Probert. […]

The Pan Book of Horror Stories reissued

Johnny Mains, king of cult horror has pulled off another coup. Johnny’s breathtaking enthusiasm for the genre, and for the Pan Book of Horror Stories in particular, has finally earned him perhaps the ultimate accolade for a fan; his name will appear as the writer of the foreword for Herbert Van Thal’s definite horror book. […]