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 by Simon Bestwick

There’s a place, out in North Wales, where things have happened. Bad things, strange things. Dark things. At the heart of it there’s a mountain, and they call it Mynydd Du: Black Mountain. A long time ago, I knew a guy called Rob Markland. He was a writer. He was, I suppose, a friend. Last … Continue reading

And still they keep coming…

Even after nine months Stephen Volk’s novella Whitstable was first published it’s still bringing in reviews, and here’s another one which we received a few days ago via Facebook. This one has been written by Paul Magrs and is featured on his Life on Magrs blog and to read what he had to say about it then … 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

News and Reviews 20:02:2014

First off, we would like to let you know about the latest review of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark – this one is from Jez Winship and has been posted to his Sparks in Electrical Jelly blog. It’s quite a lengthy and in-depth review, and you can read it HERE. On the subject of The … Continue reading

New review 18:02:2014

We are particularly proud to bring you the link to a brand new review of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark, courtesy of Impact Online - you can find the review right HERE. This definitely brought smiles to our faces. =) Why not get your copy today? You can order one of the three different editions … Continue reading

News, reviews and stuff – 13:02:2014

Quite a packed little blog entry we have for you today, so without any more faffing let’s get on with the show: First we have a review of the British Fantasy Award-winning novella The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine by John Llewellyn , from Paul Feeney on his Sound and Fury blog. That one can be accessed right … 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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