The Eyes of Water cover art: full wraparound

After unveiling the front cover artwork to Alison Littlewood’s chapbook The Eyes of Water last week, we now very proudly reveal to you the whole wraparound cover to it. Once again, the mighty Neil Williams has created the perfect visual encapsulation of the story contained within and we couldn’t have wished for anything better. Hope you … Continue reading

Dark Musings on The Respectable Face of Tyranny

The reviews of the debut novella in the Spectral Visions line, The Respectable Face of Tyranny by Gary Fry, are trickling in slowly but surely. This latest one is by Anthony Watson, curator of the Dark Musings blog, and you can read what he has to say about the limited hardback edition here. That edition is … Continue reading

The Eyes of Water by Alison Littlewood: cover concept

Once more it’s time to reveal the cover concept artwork for a forthcoming publication, namely Volume VI in the ever-popular chapbook series of short stories from some of the finest contemporary genre authors. This time it’s the turn of Alison Littlewood, author of A Cold Season, her debut novel, which topped several bestseller lists and was … Continue reading

The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine: a short update

As most of you will be aware, Spectral are publishing a new novella this September, The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine by John Llewellyn Probert, a homage to the films of that venerable actor, the late Vincent Price. Expressions of interest in purchasing a copy of the limited signed hardback are already being solicited, but as … Continue reading

Dreadful Tales takes on Rough Music

And so, here we are at the start of yet another week and, like we seem to do most Mondays, we bring you news of another new review. Following promptly on the heels of their review of Paul Finch’s King Death, Dreadful Tales posted a write-up on Volume V in the chapbook series, Simon Kurt Unsworth’s Rough … Continue reading

The Respectable Face of Tyranny: the Hardback has landed

We very rarely blog on a Saturday, but we do occasionally make exceptions, and this is one of them – we just had to show you this photograph of the limited hardbacks, sitting pretty on Gary Fry’s table before being signed. Copies will start shipping next week. Enjoy!!

King Death: a new review from Dreadful Tales

One of the pleasures of running Spectral Press is when we receive a review of one of the previous publications in the chapbook line and that’s exactly what happened yesterday, when Colum McKnight of Dreadful Tales posted a write-up of Paul Finch’s King Death chapbook. It’s quite an in-depth review, but to discover what Colum says … Continue reading

News and a few reminders

This blog entry is going to do exactly what it says on the tin – bring you a small bit of news and also remind people of a few things that are going on in the world of Spectral, to wit: THE RESPECTABLE FACE OF TYRANNY HARDBACK This book has now been printed and delivered … Continue reading

Spectral Visions #2: The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine

Do you remember all those wonderful films starring Vincent Price, like Masque of the Red Death, Theatre of Blood, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Dr. Phibes Rises Again and Witchfinder General? Well, John Llewellyn Probert, author of the second in the Spectral Visions series of novellas, certainly does. The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine is a gruesome but immensely … Continue reading

A Rough Music solo spot

Just a quick blog today, to  let you know about a brief review of Simon Kurt Unsworth’s chapbook which has just been posted at Paul D. Brazill’s You Would Say That, Wouldn’t You blog, which you can read here. You can also read a Short Sharp Interview with Spectral mainman Simon Marshall-Jones on the same … Continue reading


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