Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow: full cover

Above is the full cover wraparound (and front cover below) for Ray Cluley’s excellent tale Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow, due out soon. It’s the first in the new ‘Theatrum Mundi’ imprint, and the cover artwork is by renowned genre artist Jim Burns, with the layout by John Oakey. We are going for a more … Continue reading

Announcement: Darkest Terrors book

It is with immense pleasure that we can announce that Darkest Terrors: A Best of Dark Terrors volume, edited by the esteemed Stephen Jones (The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror) and David A.Sutton, will be published by Spectral Press next year at Halloween. It will feature some of the best stories published in the Dark Terrors series … Continue reading

A trio of reviews – 01:12:2014

Another dull, overcast Monday morning, but it’s been considerably brightened by three reviews of Spectral books, which we’d like to tell you about: First, the British broadsheet newspaper The Guardian printed a review by Keith Brooke of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories over the weekend – you can read that one HERE. THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES … Continue reading

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


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