The Christmas Ghost Stories Deluxe edition: sneak preview

As many of you will know, there have been unforeseen delays with the hardback editions of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark – well, the reprinted Unsigned HB is due to land here tomorrow and we have just received the proofs of the Deluxe edition. To whet your appetite, here are some photos of … Continue reading

“The Hammer of Dr. Valentine” – pre-order NOW!

Yes, the much anticipated sequel to the British Fantasy Award-winning novella The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine by John Llewellyn Probert is now officially available to pre-order. Once again it features the deadly but ever so slightly deranged Dr. Valentine, accompanied this time by an unnamed but beautiful female assistant, and once more DCI Longdon has … Continue reading

Home and Hearth by Angela Slatter: cover reveal

To start this new week, here’s something to entice you – the cover artwork (minus blurb) to the latest edition of Spectral Press’ chapbook line, Home and Hearth by award-winning Australian writer Angela Slatter. Once again, the cover has been designed by the extremely talented Neil Williams. Caroline’s son returns to home and hearth at last. She’s … Continue reading

Theatrum Mundi: the first titles

We don’t like to stand still here if we can help it, and so we’re going to begin the new working week with some news of the books which will be launching the new Theatrum Mundi imprint. Ray Cluley’s Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow is a novelette set in the frozen wastes of the far … Continue reading

News: Theatrum Mundi logo and deliveries

First off, here are the front/back/title page and spine logos for the new Theatrum Mundi imprint from Spectral Press, designed by John Oakey, who will be responsible for all design matters for the entire line. We think it nicely represents the ethos behind the imprint, both in terms of the presentation and the range of stories we … Continue reading

A New Spectral imprint: Theatrum Mundi

Some of you eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that, when looking at the list of forthcoming publications for this year (top right-hand corner on the home page), there’s a new addition to the line-up: Theatrum Mundi (Theatre of the Universe),which  is a new imprint from Spectral Press specifically to publish novelletes having a much wider … Continue reading

Black Mountain part three

Good morning from a cold but beautifully sunny and bright blue sky day here at Château Spectrale.  Today, we are going to tell you about the latest ‘episode’ in the ongoing eBook monthly serial from Spectral, Black Mountain by Simon Bestwick. The cover artwork, by the inestimable Neil Williams, is shown above. Continuing the chronicling of the … Continue reading

It’s Hammer time!*

*Apologies, but we just couldn’t resist…. Remember yesterday we mentioned that there was a sequel to the award-winning novella The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine in the works? Well, John Llewellyn Probert, the mastermind behind the deadly and dastardly doctor, has been writing furiously for the last few months (in between cackling maniacally and laughing heartily), as … Continue reading

A Spectral Miscellany 24:02:2014

Today, we would just like to remind people that Spectral is not just about The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark, and that we have other goodies on offer. See below for a wholesome raft of books available NOW! STILL LIFE by Tim Lebbon (Spectral Visions IV) Jenni’s husband was part of the Road of Souls––his … Continue reading

Lawrence Gordon Clark: book news

The day has arrived when the Unsigned Hardback edition of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark will be delivered to Château Spectrale, so this weekend will see the great packing spectacular. If you need any more encouragement to purchase a copy, here’s an endorsement for the book from none other than Reece Shearsmith (The … Continue reading


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