Leytonstone: Press release 24:10:2014

SPECTRAL PRESS PRESENTS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AWARD-WINNING WRITER STEPHEN VOLK PRIES INTO THE CHILDHOOD OF HITCHCOCK IN HIS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED FOLLOW-UP TO WHITSTABLE       One evening in 1906 a chubby little boy of seven, son of a London greengrocer, is taken by his father to visit the local police station. There he suddenly finds … Continue reading

NEWSFLASH – Dr. Valentine: the Video

Our Autumn sale was due to start today, but we’ve delayed it for 24 hours so we could bring you this special report from Bristol, the city in which the infamous Dr. Valentine committed some of his nine notorious murders two years ago. It appears the man is on the loose again, this time targeting … Continue reading

The Hammer of Dr. Valentine: front cover reveal

We here at Chateau Spectrale are proud to present the full front cover to The Hammer of Dr. Valentine, the much anticipated sequel to John Llewellyn Probert’s award-winning novella The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine. Artwork is by Seattle resident Nick Gucker, whose drawings have featured in Strange Aeons magazine as well as Spectral’s The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark, … Continue reading

The Hammer of Dr. Valentine: news

Remember we talked about the sequel to John Llewellyn Probert’s award-winning The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine earlier this year? Well, due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to publish it on its original date, but now it’s back on track and is due within the next six weeks-two months or so. So, without further ado, may … Continue reading

Recent books

The Spectral Book of Horror Stories is available for sale now and has been selling very well (we have to order  even MORE copies from the printers!) – but that isn’t a surprise as it contains original stories from the stellar likes of Ramsey Campbell, Conrad Williams, Alison Moore, Robert Shearman, and Angela Slatter (along with fourteen … Continue reading

Nigel Kneale News

The great news we have today is that Mark Gatiss, as well as being interviewed in the book, will also be providing the Foreword at the suggestion of Judith Kerr. As many of you know, Mark was kind enough to write something for The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark, and we certainly weren’t expecting him … Continue reading

Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Launch on Saturday!

Just three days from now, The Spectral Book of Horror Stories will be launched at 12 noon at FantasyCon 2014 at the Royal York Hotel, York. About half of the contributors will be there to sign it, so it should be a great little event – if you’re attending we will see you there! ON THE TOUR … Continue reading

01:09:2014 – Nigel Kneale contributors revealed

And so, as promised, today we reveal the list of contributors to We are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale – and what a line-up it is! Feast you eyes on the below: Mark Morris (Toady, The Immaculate, Stitch… Editor –  Cinemacabre and The Spectral Book of Horror Stories.) Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch, Afterlife. The Awakening and Whitstable). Stephen Laws … Continue reading

29:08:2014 – Nigel Kneale book teaser

In the latter half of next year, Spectral Press will be publishing a book which will look at the influence of the great British genre innovators, responsible for writing some of the most groundbreaking science fiction and horror television of the fifties, sixties, and seventies: We are the Martians – The Legacy of Nigel Kneale, … Continue reading

25:08:2014 – Interview, review, and news

On this Monday morning, which is a Bank Holiday for us here in the UK, we present the final mini-interview of contributors to Spectral’s forthcoming The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, conducted by Angela Slatter. So, who’s the lucky person featured today? Well, it’s Simon Marshall-Jones, the erstwhile publisher/editor/El Presidente/Dictator for Life of Spectral itself. What … Continue reading

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