News 26:11:2014

See that picture above (apologies for the quality)? This was the very first Kathe Koja novel that Simon Marshall-Jones, ye merry olde proprietor of Spectral Press, ever read. It was one of the most startling and shocking work he’d read up to that point, completely original, and tying in with the body modification obsession he was … Continue reading

Dr. Valentine gets a second opinion

Following hot on the heels of the review posted yesterday, just like DCI Longdon pursuing his nemesis Dr. Valentine, comes another write-up for John Llewellyn Probert’s The Hammer of Dr. Valentine, this time from Anthony Watson of Dark Musings – read it HERE. The Hammer of Dr. Valentine: limited signed hardback (100 only).  UK £21 EU £24 USA & Everywhere … Continue reading

Hammertime! News and reviews

Isn’t that absolutely gorgeous? This is the full wraparound cover for John Llewellyn Probert’s sequel to the award-winning novella The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine, this time called The Hammer of Dr. Valentine. The artwork is by Seattle-based Nick Gucker, and the layout is by Neil Williams. And yes, the back cover features an author photo of … Continue reading

News and reviews 07:11:2014

First, there will be a review of Tim Lebbon’s superb novella Still Life in Black Static #43, out very soon. Among other things, Peter Tennant, the reviewer says of it: “Lebbon has produced a strange and compelling story, beautifully written and with a prevailing mood of hope underlying the surface despair, a tale in which what is not … Continue reading

Review and news – 05:11:2014

Now that Simon Bestwick’s Black Mountain serial has come to an end, Anthony Watson of Dark Musings has decided to review the work in toto. He originally reviewed the first half some five months ago when it was still gathering steam – so what does he think of it now that it has drawn to a conclusion? To find … Continue reading

Hallowe’en Delight: The Dancers in the Pines

Yes, we’ve reached the final episode of Simon Bestwick’s Black Mountain monthly Spectral serial, titled The Dancers in the Pines. It’s now available at both Amazon UK and US – so get your copy today! ‘There was no counting the number of victims the Bala Triangle had claimed over the centuries. Rob Markland’s attempts to investigate it had … Continue reading

A gallery of future covers….

Today, we thought we’d do something different – present a gallery of covers from future publications…. and so: Black Mountain 11: The Dancers in the Pines is the final installment in Simon Bestwick’s monthly serial – the cover has been created by Neil Williams once more, and it’ll be available from Amazon later this week. … Continue reading

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

SBoHS Leeds event

Just a quick heads up about a forthcoming event – on the evening of November 21st 2014 Waterstones in Leeds will be staging a Spectral Book of Horror Stories event. Editor Mark Morris is going to be there, as will Gary McMahon, Alison Littlewood, and Reginald Oliver, to sign copies and do readings – and publisher Simon … Continue reading

Spectral Book of Horror Stories: New Review

This morning we want to bring you a new review of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories: this one’s from the Morpheus Tales Review Supplement October 2014 issue (available for FREE HERE and also includes my ‘Ramblings of a Tattooed Head’ column), and was written by J. S. Watts – here it is in full: Review: The Spectral Book … Continue reading

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