And now, for something a little different…

We hope that all you out there will join with us here at Spectral Towers (one of many such appurtenances adjoined to the extensive Marshall-Jones Mansions) in extending hearty congratulations to JOHN LLEWELLYN PROBERT (The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine) & THANA NIVEAU (future Spectral novella author) on their wedding today – may it be a … Continue reading

Reviews and News 30th Ocober 2012

It’s an absolutely stunningly gorgeous autumn morning here: bright sunshine, blue skies with wispy clouds floating here and there, the leaves on the trees in the park surrounding Spectral Towers turning all manner of golds, yellows and reds, and the crazy local squirrel playing dare with the traffic whizzing past on the road just outside. … Continue reading

Monday morning goodness: 29th October 2012

Various bits of news to get through this morning, so you won’t find us dallying on this beautifully sunny but cold autumn day: First up is a new review of Mark West’s What Gets Left Behind, the latest in Spectral’s renowned chapbook line. This one’s from Stanley Riiks, editor of the Morpheus Tales Review Supplement, which he … Continue reading

Stephen Volk’s Whitstable: cover revealed!

We here at Spectral Towers have been excited about this particular book for a  long time now, ever Stephen Volk sent us the manuscript earlier this year – it truly is one of the best books we’ve read in a very long time. Imagine, then, how much MORE excited we became when Ben Baldwin, whose … Continue reading

The Thirteen Ghosts of Christmas: news

We here at Spectral Towers have been feverishly discussing the format of the first ever Spectral Christmas Ghost Story Annual, The Thirteen Ghosts of Christmas,  in an effort to bring you people something *really* special, and we think we’ve done it. So, here’s what to look forward to: HARDBACK EDITION: Limited, numbered edition, with an introduction … Continue reading

Review round-up 24th October 2012

The reviews for Mark West’s What Gets Left Behind have been stacking up while we’ve been making exciting annoucements about other projects, so we decided to put them all together into one posting for your convenience. Anyway, enough waffling from us, here they are: First review is a great write-up from Gef Fox of the Wag the … Continue reading

The Nine Deaths competition: the winners

Some time ago we announced a competition to celebrate the launch of John Llewellyn Probert’s Spectral Visions novella The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine. We have now picked a winner, much later than originally planned due to pressure of work and events but, before we announce who that winner is, here’s a reminder of what was up … Continue reading

The Thirteen Ghosts of Christmas 2012: Table of Contents

As promised last Friday, here is the list of stories to be featured in the inaugural edition of the Spectral Christmas Ghost Story Annual – The Thirteen Ghosts of Christmas 2012. They are, in no particular order: Where the Stones Lie – Richard Farren Barber A Taste of Almonds  – Raven Dane All that is Living – Nicholas … Continue reading

Reviews and news 19th October 2012

First off, we received notice this morning of a new review of John L. Probert’s Spectral Visions novella, The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine, posted to the Dread Central website and written by Pestilence. It contains this rather fine quote: “…Probert’s tale remains a total delight from start to finish – aiming somewhere between the thrilling, the … Continue reading

Another Spectral miscellany

SPECIAL OFFER! As a special treat to you all you lovely people out there, we’re offering the two Spectral Visions novellas we’ve recently published in paperback, The Respectable Face of Tyranny by Gary Fry and The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine, as a bundle at a bargain price of £9 (plus P+P). All you need do to … Continue reading


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